The Miami Dolphins (5-4), coming off a sluggish 13-6 victory versus the always-tough New York Jets, will have an enormous challenge ahead of them this upcoming Sunday: Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (3-4-1), in the midst of a two-game skid. Brock Osweiler, who is 2-2 since replacing starting QB Ryan Tannehill week five, is
possibly headed to the bench concluding the Packers game, as the Dolphins are trying to project Tannehill's return from shoulder injury after the bye week, at Indianapolis.
This is the first Dolphins-Packers contest at Lambeau Field in over eight years: October 17, 2010. Surprisingly, Green Bay has only beaten Miami four out of fourteen tries.
DATE: Sunday, November 11
TIME: 4:25 p.m. ET (FLEXED from 1:00 p.m. ET)
SITE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
LINE: GB -9.5, O/U: 47.5
Radio: Dolphins Radio Network, KISS 99.9 FM, 560 WQAM, 1210 WNMA
Radio Announcers: English broadcast - Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast - Raul Striker Jr., Eduardo Martell
Three players to watch
1) QB Aaron Rodgers - When you think of the NFC’s Green Bay Packers, the first name that pops into your head is most likely going to be Aaron Rodgers. The former University of California QB has an unbelievable touchdown/interception ratio this season (15:1). For the Dolphins to have any hopes of a massive upset, the defensive front, led by Cameron Wake, must collapse the pocket and force Rodgers into consistent, tough throws. In two career games versus Miami, Rodgers is 1-1.
2) QB Brock Osweiler - Sunday will mark Osweiler’s fifth consecutive game as Miami’s man under center. Ryan Tannehill was able to speak to the media Tuesday afternoon for the first time since sustaining that right shoulder injury at Cincinnati, October 7. The Miami coaching staff, as well as Tannehill, is hopeful he can return to game-action week twelve against Indianapolis, November 25. Miami has a bye next week.
3) LB Kiko Alonso - Kiko Alonso has been playing like the 2016 version of Kiko Alonso, where he secured two interceptions and 69 solo tackles. After picking off Jets QB Sam Darnold last week, Alonso has surpassed that mark (3). Alonso leads the Dolphins defense in tackles as well this season.
This story was written by Brandon Liguori. Follow him on Twitter: @BLiguoriSports
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