The Miami Dolphins (5-3) will travel to the Motor City to face Detroit (6-2) in one of the NFL's most intriguing matchups.
Here are three things to watch from Miami's perspective:
Strength vs. strength: There are a lot of great matchups in this game. But one that stands out most is Miami's No. 2-rated pass defense against Detroit's passing offense led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson, who is returning from an ankle injury. The Dolphins' secondary has five interceptions in the past two games. They have beaten quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, Philip Rivers and Jay Cutler this season. Miami will try to claim another quarterback victim in Stafford.
Wallace explosion? Miami No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace has been steady this season. He is leading the Dolphins in receptions, yards and touchdowns. However, Wallace has yet to have that explosive game with big numbers that he's known for. His highest receiving total in a game this season is 81 yards. Wallace could be due on the fast track in Detroit. He has had some of his best games in domes. His previous dome game was in Indianapolis last season, where Wallace produced nine catches for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Tannehill on the run: Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill is showing a new dimension to his game with the ability to run. Tannehill has four consecutive games with runs of 20 yards or more. He's one of just three quarterbacks the past 25 years to accomplish that feat. Tannehill's ball-handling and decision-making with the read-option play are surprising defenses. It's also opening things up for Tannehill in the passing game. He has three triple-digit passer ratings in the past five games.