The Detroit Lions Beat the Miami Dolphins

There are some games I photograph that go my way and others, not so much.The Detroit Lions victory of the Dolphins went my way. I won’t lie it was probably my best game of the season. So much so that my photos are plastered all over the social media accounts of the Detroit Lions.

Sure photographing sports takes skill, but luck plays a big role in it. I was lucky enough to put myself into positions to get the photos that the Lions wanted for their social media. First series for the Lions, I saw their quarterback, Matt Stafford, roll to my side of the endzone and throw a pass to his tight end right in front of me. My favorite shot of the game was the yelling Michael Robinson did after he caught the touchdown. Just pure, raw emotion and it happened in front of me.

LeGarrette Blount’s touchdown celebration was just a few yards away from me. Again, right place right time. It was just one of those days where everything went my way. I even used my phone to video the Kenny Stills touchdown where he was pushed into this poor security guard who never saw him coming. The video is on my Instagram page. Speaking of luck, another foot or so over I would have been the one who got run over.

After the game, sitting in the media room, I was just going through all the photos that I had to send to the Lions and the Dolphins. I had over a gig alone of game photos going to the Detroit Lions. On the Detroit Lions Instagram page you can see a lot of my work there. I even found my photos on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

And that is the best feeling to be honest. Seeing your photos on an NFL team’s website and social media. It doesn’t get better than that and it also gives me a sense of validation that I’m on the right track.

Below are my favorite photos from the Lions win over Miami.

Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) walks out for warmups
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) walks out for warmups
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks out to warm up
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks out to warm up
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (56)
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (56)
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) takes a selfie with a fan
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) takes a selfie with a fan
Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch (50) enjoys his music during stretching
Miami Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch (50) enjoys his music during stretching
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) talks on face time
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) talks on face time
Detroit fans
Detroit fans
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15)
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15)
Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91)
Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (91)
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) enjoying the stadium music
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) enjoying the stadium music
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) catches a pass in warm ups
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) catches a pass in warm ups
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9)
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia
Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia
Detroit Lions free safety Glover Quin (27) is all smiles as he walks onto the field
Detroit Lions free safety Glover Quin (27) is all smiles as he walks onto the field
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) stretches
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) stretches
Detroit Lions helmet
Detroit Lions helmet
Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) high fives a fan
Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) high fives a fan
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) leads the team out to the field
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) leads the team out to the field
TD the mascot leads the Miami Dolphins onto the field
TD the mascot leads the Miami Dolphins onto the field
Miami Dolphins run through the smoke and fire
Miami Dolphins run through the smoke and fire
Miami Dolphins linebackers
Miami Dolphins linebackers
Detroit Lions defensive back DeShawn Shead (26) points to the crowd after the initial kickoff
Detroit Lions defensive back DeShawn Shead (26) points to the crowd after the initial kickoff
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) extends a stiff arm
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33) extends a stiff arm
Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts (80) catches a touchdown pass
Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts (80) catches a touchdown pass
Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts (80) bangs on his chest after his touchdown catch
Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts (80) bangs on his chest after his touchdown catch
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (97) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (97) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) celebrates stopping the run
Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) celebrates stopping the run
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) with a stiff arm to Miami Dolphins strong safety T.J. McDonald (22)
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) with a stiff arm to Miami Dolphins strong safety T.J. McDonald (22)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws a pass between the hands of Detroit Lions defensive end Da'Shawn Hand (93)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws a pass between the hands of Detroit Lions defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (93)
Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard (42) and Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor (31) tackle Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Detroit Lions linebacker Devon Kennard (42) and Detroit Lions cornerback Teez Tabor (31) tackle Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8)
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) rushes for a touchdown
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) rushes for a touchdown
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) celebrates his touchdown
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) celebrates his touchdown
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to pass
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks to pass
Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (86) gets tackled by Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28)
Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (86) gets tackled by Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28)
Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso (47) tips a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9)
Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso (47) tips a pass from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9)
The Miami Dolphins special teams tries to block the kick
The Miami Dolphins special teams tries to block the kick
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) runs after a catch
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) runs after a catch
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) is all smiles
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) is all smiles
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) looks to throw
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) looks to throw
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) has his touchdown catch voided by a penalty
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) has his touchdown catch voided by a penalty
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) finds a hole to run through
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount (29) finds a hole to run through
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws a pass on the run
Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8) throws a pass on the run
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) catches a tough pass
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) catches a tough pass
Miami Dolphins tight end Nick O'Leary (83) runs after a catch
Miami Dolphins tight end Nick O’Leary (83) runs after a catch
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) hands the ball off to Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) hands the ball off to Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls out a defense
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) calls out a defense
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) and Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) after the game
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) and Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) after the game
The QBs meet after the game
The QBs meet after the game
Miami Dolphins free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) signs his jersey after the game
Miami Dolphins free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) signs his jersey after the game
Alabama alumni
Alabama alumni
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence (93) signs his jersey
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence (93) signs his jersey
Detroit Lions defensive end Da'Shawn Hand (93) signs his jersey
Detroit Lions defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (93) signs his jersey
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) signs his jersey after the game
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) signs his jersey after the game
Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) signs his jersey
Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) signs his jersey
Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) and Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence (93) exchange jerseys
Detroit Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson (91) and Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence (93) exchange jerseys
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) and Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) exchange jerseys
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) and Detroit Lions strong safety Quandre Diggs (28) exchange jerseys

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