Dolphins at Packers
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,
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