1:00 PM ET, December 26, 2010
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
MIAMI -- The Detroit Lions swapped back slaps and handshakes. Players checked their cell phones for congratulatory text messages. Laughter came from the hallway, and the stereo blared a rapper's command, "Party y'all all night."The visiting locker room at the Miami Dolphins' stadium has been in party mode most of the season.The road team won again Sunday, when the Lions came up with two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 and rally past the stunned Dolphins 34-27.
• Detroit has won road games in consecutive weeks for the first time since 1993 and three straight overall for the first time since the 2007 season.
• The win was the Lions' first ever in Miami (1-4).
• The Dolphins have lost four straight home games and finish 1-7 at home.
• Miami's seven home losses tie the most in franchise history, previously set in 2007.
• Brandon Marshall (10 rec) and Davone Bess (6 rec) now have 158 combined receptions, breaking the Dolphins' single-season record for most combined receptions by a wide receiver tandem.
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Lions WR Calvin Johnson sat out the fourth quarter after he aggravated an ankle injury. Schwartz said his status was day to day. ... Detroit CB Chris Houston injured his shoulder in the first half. ... Miami TE Anthony Fasano hurt his knee in the fourth quarter, and T Lydon Murtha suffered a head injury. DB Nolan Carroll left the game with a concussion in the first half ... Richie Incognito started at C for the first time in his two seasons with Miami. ... The Lions last beat the Dolphins in 1991, and they won for the first time in five games in Miami.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.6||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||11:02||Dave Rayner 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -2 yds, 2:04
|FG||0:35||Dan Carpenter 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 30 yds, 2:57
|TD||12:22||Brandon Pettigrew 20 Yard Pass From Shaun Hill (Dave Rayner Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:13
|TD||6:19||Lousaka Polite 4 Yard Run (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 6:04
|TD||0:37||Davone Bess 13 Yard Pass From Chad Henne (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 40 yds, 1:12
|TD||5:56||Maurice Morris 5 Yard Run (Dave Rayner Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 86 yds, 6:28
|TD||0:19||Ronnie Brown 1 Yard Run (Dan Carpenter Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 5:44
|FG||9:48||Dan Carpenter 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 52 yds, 4:53
|TD||4:49||Jahvid Best 53 Yard Pass From Shaun Hill (Dave Rayner Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 53 yds, 0:00
|FG||2:49||Dave Rayner 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 7 yds, 0:57
|TD||2:25||Deandre Levy 30 Yard Interception Return (Dave Rayner Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 2 yds, 0:33
Dan Carpenter had 2 FG vs the Lions, giving him 30 for the season. That is tied for the 3rd-most FG in a single season in franchise history.[+]
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