Dol­phins at Pack­ers

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports -

Kick­off: Sun­day, 4:25 p.m.; Lam­beau Field; Green Bay, Wisc.

TV: CBS (Ch: 4 in Mi­ami-Dade/Broward; Ch:

12 in Palm Beach); Ra­dio: 560-AM, 99.9-FM,

1140-AM (Spanish)

Coaches: Mi­ami’s Adam Gase (21-20 in three years with Dol­phins); Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy (124-74-2 in 13 years with Pack­ers)

Se­ries: The Dol­phins lead the reg­u­lar-sea­son se­ries 10-4.

Bet­ting Line: Dol­phins +10

Key in­juries: Dol­phins — Out: QB Ryan Tan­nehill (shoul­der), DE Charles Har­ris (calf); Doubt­ful: LG Ted Larsen (neck); Ques­tion­able: LB Kiko Alonso (an­kle), LT Laremy Tun­sil (knee), RT Ja’Wuan James (knee), WR Ja­keem Grant (Achilles), TE A.J. Derby (foot); Pack­ers — Out: Sea­son record: Com­ment: Pack­ers quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers scram­bles past the Dol­phins’ Koa Misi on Oct. 12, 2014.

CB Kevin King (ham­string); Ques­tion­able: WR Ran­dall Cobb (ham­string), OT Bryan Bu­laga (knee), LB Blake Martinez (an­kle) Sea­son record: Com­ment: On the road in Green Bay with a Dol­phins team that feels like it’s coming apart at the seams. Did I men­tion Aaron Rodgers? The Dol­phins also have lost eight of their last nine road games, dat­ing back to last sea­son. Keven Lerner As­sis­tant Sports Ed­i­tor Pre­dic­tion: Pack­ers 27, Dol­phins 17 Sea­son record: Com­ment: The strug­gling Pack­ers have lit­tle mar­gin for er­ror if they want to avoid a sec­ond straight sea­son with­out a play­off ap­pear­ance. This ba­si­cally is a must-win game for Green Bay, which hits the road for two straight tough games (at Seat­tle and at Min­nesota) af­ter Sun­day's game against the Dol­phins. Pack­ers 26, Dol­phins 17 Sea­son record: 6-3 Com­ment: The Dol­phins re­ally needed a week­end off in Week 10, with the nu­mer­ous in­juries sus­tained against the Jets. In­stead, they get Aaron Rodgers and the Pack­ers. They need to keep No. 12 in the pocket or, if they flush him out, make sure it is to his right. Those roll­outs have been prob­lem­atic for Rodgers since his knee in­jury in the sea­son opener.


Note­wor­thy: The Dol­phins head to Green Bay for their first game at Lam­beau Field since a 23-20 win over the Pack­ers in 2010. The Dol­phins have a 3-2 record at Lam­beau, and a 4-2 record all-time when vis­it­ing the Pack­ers with one win in Mil­wau­kee. … In their last matchup, the Pack­ers handed the Dol­phins a 27-24 loss at Hard Rock Sta­dium in 2014. … Sun­day’s game will be the first time the Dol­phins face for­mer coach Joe Philbin, who was fired af­ter three sea­sons (2012-15). Philbin re­turned as Green Bay’s of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor this sea­son, a role he had from 2007-11 be­fore tak­ing the Dol­phins job. … Brock Osweiler will start his fifth straight game in place of in­jured starter Ryan Tan­nehill. Osweiler has a 91.1 passer rat­ing this sea­son. … The Dol­phins lead the NFL with 15 in­ter­cep­tions, while Pack­ers quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers has thrown only one in­ter­cep­tion this sea­son.

8-1 Omar Kelly Dol­phins Writer/ Colum­nist Pre­dic­tion: Pack­ers 24, Dol­phins 17 Sea­son record: 6-3 Com­ment: The Dol­phins have proven they aren’t a very good road team, es­pe­cially when fac­ing an elite quar­ter­back like Aaron Rodgers. Mi­ami would need a phe­nom­e­nal per­for­mance from the de­fense to steal one from a des­per­ate Pack­ers team.

Dave Hyde Sports Colum­nist Pre­dic­tion: Pack­ers 27, Dol­phins 14 Two des­per­ate teams. Two dif­fer­ent sea­sons. One with Aaron Rodgers at home, where the Pack­ers are 3-0-1. The other with Brock Osweiler on the road, where the Dol­phins are 1-3.

5-4 Steve Svekis As­sis­tant Sports Ed­i­torPre­dic­tion:

Kathy Laughlin Sports Ed­i­tor Pre­dic­tion: Pack­ers 28, Dol­phins 10


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