The Lions are once again predicted to lose by Madden 11 and Accuscore. Accuscore puts in the numbers and runs thousands of simulations to project the winner and Madden 11 is a video game simulation.
They give the Lions a 30% chance to beat the Dolphins. Don’t worry, last week they only gave the Lions a 29% chance to win. Here is a summary they have on their projection.
The Miami Dolphins are a solid favorite with a 70% chance to beat the Detroit Lions. Ronnie Brown is projected for 63 rushing yards and a 43% chance of having at least 1 rushing TD. In the 30% of simulations where Detroit Lions wins, Shaun Hill averages 0.96 TD passes vs 0.44 interceptions, while in losses he has a ratio of 0.63 TDs to 0.8 interceptions. Maurice Morris averages 52 rushing yards and 0.35 rushing TDs when Detroit Lions wins and 28 yards and 0.11 TDs in losses. The Miami Dolphins has a 68% chance of forcing more turnovers than they commit. Positive turnover margin helps them win 83% of the time. SPREADS / TOTALS: Current Point Spread is MIA -3.5 — Over/Under line is 41
Madden 11’s simulation of the game has the Dolphins winning 13-7. You can see the stats here.
Ndamukong Suh is like “NFL Blitz” come to life. His ferociousness on the field makes his every play must-see TV, and thanks to the team’s defense, the Lions have actually won two games in a row. Can they make it three against Miami? According to “Madden,” the Lions’ D does its part, holding Miami to only one touchdown and 13 total points. Unfortunately, that’s more than the Lions’ offense can produce, as the team suffers a 13-7 loss.
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