Detroit Lions: Beating Miami Dolphins on the Road in Pictures

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Detroit Lions: Beating Miami Dolphins on the Road in Pictures
DeAndre Levy seals the deal with his 30-yard touchdown return after intercepting Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne.

The Detroit Lions have done the seemingly unthinkable by winning three straight games, and two consecutively on the road in the "southern peninsula."  Taking the "road field" advantage in southern Florida is serendipity indeed for this road-weary Detroit Lions fan.

Once again, the Detroit Lions proved to the rest of the NFL that the opponent must stay battle-focused for 60 minutes or more if they are going to beat the former "OwenXVI Champions" from the 2008 campaign, a season growing more distant in the rear-view mirror by the moment.

The Detroit Lions received solid contributions from tight end Brandon Pettigrew and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.  And even though Chad Henne had a higher completion percentage than Lions' second-string quarterback Shaun Hill, it was actually Henne's "lack of accuracy" that doomed the Dolphins to their seventh loss at home on their 2010 season.

The Dolphins hadn't lost two games consecutively during the 2010 season, but that changed, much to Dolphins fans' chagrin, this past Sunday on a sunny but windy afternoon at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

The Dolphins ran for more yards than the Lions. 

The Dolphins threw for more yards than the Lions. 

The Dolphins possessed the football for one-quarter's worth more than the Lions. 

The Dolphins also had two more interceptions than the Lions, which proved to be the difference in the margin of victory with less than three minutes remaining in the contest.

The Badger made the Wolverine pay the final price, which was more than worth the price of admission in the handicap accessible seats in section 103.  Sitting next to Detroit Lions linebacker coach Matt Burke's dad made the afternoon simply wonderful.

The Lions' victory over the Dolphins made the 3,000 mile round trip worth all of the discomfort! 

Enjoy the pictorial, Detroit Lions fans!

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