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DETROIT - When Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell outlined all the problems the Miami Dolphins may pose this weekend, he could have just as easily been describing his own team. Cheap Air Max Shoes .They have an outstanding pass rush, Caldwell said. Theyre beefy up front, linebackers that can run — and obviously a skilled and athletic secondary as well.The Lions and Dolphins have both exceeded expectations this season, and theyve done it in a similar fashion. Detroit has the top-ranked defence in the NFL, while Miamis is No. 1 in the AFC.Both teams are in position to make a run at the playoffs — but they each face a decent amount of skepticism heading into Sundays matchup at Ford Field.Its a pretty even match in terms of the type of teams facing each other, Dolphins defensive co-ordinator Kevin Coyle said. Were both strong on defence, both have explosive-play ability on offence. I think its going to be a heck of a matchup.The Lions (6-2) should look a bit more threatening on offence this weekend, with Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush both expected back from injuries.Its been an impressive start for Caldwell in his first season as Detroits coach. The Lions have dealt with kicking problems and an inconsistent offence, but still find themselves leading the NFC North at the midway point of the season.Detroit started 6-3 last year but ended up 7-9, so the Lions still have a lot to prove. Sundays game is the start of a difficult three-game stretch that also includes road games against Arizona and New England.Miami (5-3) is tied with Buffalo for second in the AFC East, but the Dolphins are coming off a 37-0 rout against San Diego, their most lopsided victory since 1995. Theyve scored at least 24 points in five consecutive games, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill is completing 63 per cent of his passes on the season.Miami has mixed rollouts, read options and short passes to take advantage of Tannehills strengths. Tannehill has run for a gain of at least 20 yards in each of the past four games, so hell test Ndamukong Suh and Detroits defensive front with his mobility.Hes a guy that we definitely have to respect no matter what, Suh said. Obviously, he can pass the ball, he can run the ball and theyve been doing a great job of getting him out with their zone-read and things of that nature.Here are a few more things to watch Sunday when the Lions host the Dolphins:MEGATRONS RETURN: Johnson hasnt played since Oct. 5 because of an ankle injury, but hes expected to return this weekend. Receiver Golden Tate has been terrific in Johnsons absence, but now the Lions face Miamis excellent secondary.Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan, the Dolphins two 5-foot-10 cornerbacks, will have their hands full against Tate and the 6-foot-5 Johnson. Miami safety Louis Delmas used to play for the Lions and had his share of battles with Johnson.Throughout practice — but I pretty much lost every one. Hes a heck of a player, Delmas said. Hes one of the more talented players Ive ever faced. Were talented too. Weve just got to go out there and play our game and hopefully the best man wins.FIRST THINGS FIRST: The Dolphins owe some of their success to their remarkable efficiency on first down. They have gained at least 4 yards on 57 per cent of their first-down plays, the best mark in the NFL. Miami is also No. 1 in the league in this category on the opposite side of the ball — Dolphins opponents have gained at least 4 yards on only 41 per cent of their first-down plays.FAMILIAR FACE: Bush has been banged up lately, but like Johnson, he has been able to practice this week. Bush played two seasons with the Dolphins, rushing for a career-high 1,086 yards in 2011, before he signed with the Lions prior to the 2013 season.TOUGH MATCHUP: Mike Pouncey, the anchor of Miamis offensive line, moved from centre to guard this year and has played well, but the interior linemen will have to deal with Suh this weekend.We have to go out and play our best against him. Hes going to be the best defender we play against all year, Pouncey said.COMEBACKS: The Lions are coming off an open date, but before that they managed a pair of one-point victories over Atlanta and New Orleans. Against the Saints, they trailed by 13 late in the fourth quarter before scoring two touchdowns. Against the Falcons, Detroit was down 21-0 at halftime, but rallied to win on a last-second field goal.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap Air Max 2018 Shoes .The rookie goalie made 36 saves to help the Calgary Flames blank their Pacific Division rivals 1-0 on Saturday following a 48-hour ordeal that included lost baggage, a cancelled flight and a new pair of contact lenses. Cheap Nike Air Max 90 .5 million contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. Hatcher agreed to terms Thursday, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed.TORONTO - Kevin Pillar doesnt know how long his second shot with the Blue Jays will last but hes here, excited to play and eager to use the opportunity to showcase the strides hes made toward becoming a consistent major league player. Amongst Torontos starting outfielders, only Jose Bautista is signed for next season. Colby Rasmus and Melky Cabrera are in the final year of their deals. "I think guys like myself, guys like Anthony (Gose), know that theres potential for some openings in the outfield coming up," said Pillar. "Were really here to just take care of our business. Any time you get to go out on a big league field its an audition, not only for your team but all the other 29 teams out there. As guys who play the game we want to play in the major leagues. Ideally we want to play for the Blue Jays, theyre the team that drafted me and theyre dear to my heart but anytime you step onto the field you know its an audition for a major league job somewhere." Pillar joins the club red-hot at the plate. After stumbling out of the gate to a .114 batting average (5-for-44), Pillar has gone 38-for-97 (.392) since, which included an 18-game hitting streak. At the time of his recall, hed reached base safely in each of Triple-A Buffalos last 26 games. His nine walks represent an upward trend over his time with the Bisons last year. Pillar has struck out 16 times which, prorated, is a positive trend downward. "Just getting back, using the whole field and being aggressive in counts, hunting the heater and getting better pitches to hit," said Pillar of his early-season adjustments. "Kev, in the minor leagues last year, had a tremendous year," said manager John Gibbons. "He came up here, got his feet wet and it was a little bit of a struggle for him last year. Went back down there to Triple-A this year and really got it going again. Hes a good baseball player. A real good defender, good baserunner and the guy can hit." Like Chad ;Jenkins and Jonathan Diaz (the man whose roster spot he took – Diaz was optioned to Buffalo on Tuesday) the day before, Pillars travel day began in Charlotte and involved a complicated path to Toronto. Wholesale Air Max Shoes. He flew from Charlotte to Baltimore, changed planes and flew into Buffalo. After quick stops at his apartment to gather clothes and toiletries and at the Bisons home, Coca Cola Field, where he transferred his equipment to a bag with a Blue Jays logo, he picked up the waiting car service for the drive to Toronto. This time when Pillar arrived in the clubhouse, he knew what to expect. He knew where to go to find what he needed. Its nice to feel comfortable. "That was a huge difference compared to last time," said Pillar. "Coming in, I walked in on egg shells. I didnt really know anyone here. I was greeted with open arms. At least I knew where my locker was, I knew where things were at this time. Its definitely a different feeling this time." "Hes coming back the second time, you know the shock, now he knows what to expect, said Gibbons. "The awe of the big leagues is kind of out the way now. The first time you show up you dont know what to expect and youre kind of overwhelmed or you can be sometimes." Pillar started in centerfield in place of Colby Rasmus on Tuesday night. Rasmus is nursing a tight right hamstring, the condition of which Rasmus said was improving. After Monday nights game, in which Rasmus was removed to start the seventh, Gibbons offered that maybe Rasmus was in need of a stint on the disabled list. Rasmus is hoping to avoid the DL and by Tuesday afternoon Gibbons had changed his tone, sounding hopeful Rasmus would need only a day or two on the bench. Meanwhile, while hes here, Pillar just wants to relax. "I dont have those same butterflies that I did six months ago when I came here the first time," said Pillar. "I kind of feel like Im here on a business trip and Im prepared." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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