Detroit 34, Miami 27

Sunday, December 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 26, 2010
WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 69°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 66731

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit 3 7 7 17 34
Miami 3 14 7 3 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-10 3-4 2-6 W3
Miami 7-8 1-7 6-1 L2

Recap

DeAndre Levy returned an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to lift the visiting Detroit Lions to a 34-27 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Lions (5-10) have won three straight and are finishing the season on a strong note under coach Jim Schwartz.

The Dolphins (7-8) are going the other way and have lost two in a row to tie the franchise-worst home record at 1-7, matching the 2007 Dolphins, who went 1-15.

Shaun Hill threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Lions, who forced three turnovers, including a pair of interceptions of Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne.

Henne’s second interception was the difference as Levy returned it 30 yards for a touchdown with 2:11 to play.

The Dolphins got the ball back with just over two minutes to play and drove to the Lions’ 28 but Miami could not manage a game-tying touchdown.

Detroit is on a three-game winning streak for the first time since 2007.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Detroit   Miami
Jahvid Best Player Ricky Williams
6 Attempts 14
24 Yards 71
4.0 Avg Yards 5.1
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 28
Receiving
Detroit   Miami
Brandon Pettigrew Player Brandon Marshall
4 Receptions 10
74 Yards 102
18.5 Avg Yards 10.2
1 Touchdowns 0
33 Long 14

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Detroit 275 67 208 4 2 2 2.0 3
Miami 425 154 271 3 2 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against New England. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .467 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Lions have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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