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Miami Dolphins Face Long Odds In Green Bay

Alex Donno
November 08, 2018 - 11:23 am
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After putting up just 168 yards of offense in a victory over the New York Jets, the Miami Dolphins travel to Lambeau Field this Sunday to face the Green Bay Packers. 

The Dolphins are 5-4 on the season. The Packers are 3-4-1, and yet the Vegas oddsmakers don't expect this to be much of a contest. The Pack are favored by 9 and a half at home. As you'd expect, the weather will be frigid with a high of 37 and low of 23 in the forecast. 

I asked Antwan Staley from USA Today's Dolphins Wire what it will take for Miami to pull off the upset this week.

"You have to run the football effectively," he said. "Get Kenyan Drake more involved. I really don't understand why he only had 3 carries in the last game. You want to make sure you keep Aaron Rodgers off the field. The best way to do that is run the football."

I asked the same question to Safid Deen from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

"The Dolphins need to produce on offense," Deen said. "They need to put points up on the board, because I don't think this defense can put up the same performance statistically this week against Aaron Rodgers."

Against the Packers, the Dolphins will need a strong performance from safety Reshad Jones. Jones benched himself for the majority of the Jets game after reportedly not being happy about going unused in certain defensive packages. 

It's something Adam Gase says they've put behind them. 

“Yeah, he came up and saw me last night," Gase said on Monday. "He came up to the office and we talked last night. I’m still kind of going through a couple of things. I need to talk to a couple of other people but me and him are on the same page right now. That conversation between me and him, that’s where it will stay.”

Meanwhile, the Dolphins will start Brock Osweiler at quarterback for the fifth consecutive game. Ryan Tannehill is still nursing a capsule injury in his shoulder, and is reportedly targeting November 25th against the Colts as his return date. 

“That’s the goal," said Tannehill on Wednesday. "That’s the goal right now for me is to get back on the field, use these next two weeks to get healthy, get back into throwing, get sharp and be ready to go. Obviously, it’s not set in stone. We’ll have to see what happens, but that’s my goal. I’m all in on doing everything I can to be ready for Indy.”

Kickoff for Dolphins at Packers is set for 4:25pm this Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. You can listen to the game on 560 WQAM, with our pregame coverage starting at 12:25.