Forget about the concussed Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay and forget about their struggling rushing attack. The Miami Dolphins still have to travel to “Cheeshead” city and try and come out winners against a team that is reeling.
The Packers opened the season as favorites to win the Super Bowl and after losing two of their last three, suddenly find themselves trying to prove that the pre-season predictions were accurate. For the Dolphins, losers of their last two, they are trying to find a way to turn around a season that suddenly is looking more and more like a continuing out of control spiral.
The last time the Dolphins were on the field, they were embarrassed not by the New England Patriots but their own special teams mistakes. While the team still only sits one game back of both the Patriots and Jets, losing to both already puts the team into a hole. There has been a steady lack of play making on both sides of the ball, a lack of decision making on the part of the coaches, and the inability to get anything right on any aspect of the special teams units.
The Packers have one of the best defenses in the league but still find themselves allowing opposing teams to stay close and then seem to lose in the end. This week, news seems to hint towards key members of their team possibly missing this week. While that would initially sound like a favorable situation, the Dolphins failed to knock of the Jets in week 3 when they were plagued by injuries.
The Phins will have had 13 days to prep for the Green Bay Packers, the question is did the team find a way to prep for their own shortcomings?