MIAMI GARDENS Miami Dolphins Jerseys Stitched , Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins‘ run defense is stuck in reverse, perhaps taking nments and a manhandling up front doomed the Dolphins on Sunday, when the Detroit Lions ran for 248 yards to win 32-21.It was Detroit’s biggest total in 21 years, and the second bad game in a row for the Dolphins’ run defense. They allowed 164 yards rushing a week earlier but still somehow managed to beat the Chicago Bears in overtime.“We have a lot of work to do,” defensive end Cameron Wake said. “I’m not panicking yet.”Lions rookie Kerryon Johnson rushed for 158 yards on 19 carries, including a 71-yard draw play where he was untouched until tackled. LeGarrette Blount added 50 yards on 10 carries, and both repeatedly broke tackles as the Lions averaged 7.1 per rush.“Johnson, LeGarrette Christian Wilkins Miami Dolphins Jerseys , they’re big backs,” Miami defensive tackle Akeem Spence said. “With those guys, you have to tackle in committee. One guy can’t bring them down. You need two, three guys. That’s on the defense. We just have to be better.”With the loss, the Dolphins (4-3) fell out of first place in the AFC East. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan acknowledged they played on their heels.“We fell back on our attack-type mentality,” he said.That meant the front seven was dominated, with the line surge so tepid Miami had not one tackle for a loss.The issue extended beyond running plays. Matt Stafford had plenty of time to throw and went 18 for 22 for 217 yards and two scores, with just one sack.“We couldn’t stop them,” Miami coach Adam Gase said. “That’s just what it was. They were executing better than us Christian Wilkins white jersey , and we just didn’t do enough to affect the quarterback. It didn’t seem like he got out of rhythm.“That was really the No. 1 thing we were talking about all week. That guy, if you give him time and he doesn’t feel the pressure up front and we’re not tight enough in coverage, you’re going to have problems.”The Lions scored on seven of nine possessions. They punted once and ran out the clock once.And they sustained drives while converting only twice on third down. The Lions gobbled up yards in such large chunks they earned 21 first downs on first- and second-down plays.“I’m pretty sure there weren’t too many third-and-longs out there,” Wake said.Miami’s performance was reminiscent of a loss last November at Carolina, when the Panthers racked up 294 yards rushing. The Dolphins won only two more games the rest of the season.In this instance, solutions need to come quickly. The Dolphins play Thursday at the Houston Texans (4-3), who earned their fourth consecutive victory Sunday by winning at Jacksonville.“Usually I say you’ve got about 24 hours to pat yourself on the back or lick your wounds,” Wake said. “Now you’ve got about 30 minutes.” MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) 鈥?With the clock winding down and another loss at hand Christian Wilkins Jersey Womens , Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross slumped in his skybox seat, right elbow resting heavily on the armrest, right hand pinching his forehead as if trying to intercept an oncoming headache.Down below, a small crowd mustered big boos.The Dolphins lost again, and will sit out the playoffs again. And so speculation about yet another possible organizational shake-up by Ross has begun.More Miami Dolphins newsMaking it official: Dolphins hire Super Bowl-winning Patriots assistant Brian Flores as 13th head coach in franchise historyJaguars CB Jalen Ramsey catches a TD on offense as AFC thumps NFC in rainy Pro Bowl in OrlandoDolphins meet again with Patriots assistant Brian FloresDolphins must wait until after Super Bowl to seal deal with Patriots LB coach Brian FloresFormer Dolphins six-time Pro Bowl selection Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71Miami was beaten 17-7 Sunday by Jacksonville , and could hardly have looked worse at home against an also-ran opponent. The Dolphins gained 83 yards on their first drive, and 100 the rest of the way."Terrible," head coach and play-caller Adam Gase said. "I mean, the offense was awful."Ryan Tannehill Christian Wilkins Jersey Cheap , playing perhaps his final home game with Miami, threw a pick-six in the fourth quarter to seal the defeat. As a result, the Dolphins (7-8) will sit out the postseason for the 15th time in the past 17 years."That's why you play this game 鈥?to get to the playoffs and try to win the last game of the year," receiver Danny Amendola said. "Unfortunately we lost today. It really stinks."The loss mathematically eliminated the Dolphins, although because of subsequent results in other games, they would have been eliminated even if they had won. The dismal performance in the home finale is sure to sour Ross' view of his latest talent-deficient team.Miami has had 20 starting quarterbacks and nine coaches since 1999. Gase declined to discuss possible changes for 2019."I'm not there yet," he said. "We just got done with this. I've got to figure out why we can't get guys covered up, and why we can't be more physical than what we were."Gase's job could be in jeopardy, and the 30-year-old Tannehill's future is very much in doubt. His contract balloons to $18.7 million in base salary in 2019 Miami Dolphins Jerseys 2019 , when he would count $26.6 million against the salary cap, which could compel the Dolphins to seek a cheaper, younger alternative.When Gase was asked if he's getting winning play from Tannehill, he said, "Sometimes.""Today was a rough day for him," Gase said. "I wish he would have played a little better. I wish he would have made a few more decisions that were different. I think there have been games that he has played really well, and there have been some games where we haven't played well."And it's as much on me as it is on him. I have to do a better job of making sure that he's doing the right things at the right time."Tannehill is 42-45 as a starter and has never taken a postseason snap. Gase is 23-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins, including a playoff loss in 2016.They haven't won a postseason game since 2000. That will remain the case for at least another year.