Miami Dolphins Will Face Reggie Bush And Megatron On Sunday


The Detroit Lions have had ten days to prepare for the Miami Dolphins and ten additional days to get two of their big playmakers healthy. Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush are expected to return Sunday to face the Dolphins in Detroit.

Miami is boasting one of the top defensive units in the NFL and have managed to put away the Chicago Bears tall WR’s and for the most part held Green Bay’s high profile offense in check for all but two minutes of the game. Last week the team shut out the San Diego Chargers and now there is blood in the water. The Dolphins defense wants more.

Stopping both Bush and Johnson will not be an easy task but the Dolphins who are ranked 12th in the league against the rush will be more concerned about Bush’s contributions in the passing game. A quick agile runner when the ball is in his hands, Bush is going to want to show the Dolphins they made a mistake in letting him go.

Calvin Johnson however is another problem entirely.

Arguably the best wide-receiver in the NFL, Johnson can take the ball out of the air in blanket coverage and he will be matched up against one of the Dolphins smaller cornerbacks. While the Dolphins managed to take Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey out of the game in Chicago, C.J. is a lot more physical and a lot more talented. He should give the Dolphins secondary their biggest challenge of the season. The loss of Michael Thomas will not help their cause.

The game on Sunday could turn into a defensive battle as the Detroit Lions are the number one team defense in the NFL with the Dolphins number two. Miami is number two against the pass as well but they fall to 12 against the run while Detroit is 5th. This is going to be a physical game but it’s one that Miami should be able to attack with a creative game plan. That onus will fall on Bill Lazor.

Regardless of the game plan stopping C.J. and Reggie Bush will paramount to the team notching their fourth consecutive victory and elevating their record to 6-3. A win would also move the Dolphins a game behind New England in the division as the Patriots will be on their bye week.