Entering NFL Week Six the Miami Dolphins find themselves already in a critical spot in the AFC East standings with a tough road game against the Green Bay Packers. The Miami Dolphins are catching the Green Bay Packers early in the NFL season which is a huge break for the warm weather team.
The Green Bay Packers must attempt to establish a running game with Brandon Jackson or they will face an all out assault by the Miami Dolphins. If Aaron Rodgers cannot establish the play action pass he will be ineffective against the strong Miami Dolphins pass rush. In the Green Bay Packer’s loss to the Washington Redskins, Jackson was injured after gaining 115 yards and this could loom large in the game this weekend with the Miami Dolphins.
Miami Dolphins Offense vs Green Bay Packers Defense
Chad Henne as the quarterback and Ronnie Brown as the quarterback of the wildcat formation for the Miami Dolphins are a solid combination. They give the Miami Dolphins plenty of offensive opportunities over the course of every NFL game they play. Ricky Williams is the perfect workhorse running back that adds to run first, pass second offense that can fall back on the deep ball to Brandon Marshall whenever the opportunity arises.
The Green Bay Packers defense is a swarming defense that is now led by second year linebacker Clay Mathews. Mathews is a throwback to Green Bay Packers linebackers of the past like Ray Nitschke. Mathews is the key player that allows the defensive line to sit back or pin their ears back in pursuit of the quarterback.
Although Mathews did leave the game against the Washington Redskins with a hamstring issue he should be a go this week in Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers. The Green Bay Packers defense has the edge over the Miami Dolphins offense.
Green Bay Packers Offense vs Miami Dolphins Defense
Aaron Rodgers has one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL with his Green Bay Packers receivers. He can go to Greg Jennings with the home run ball deep or Donald Driver grinding it out over the middle. Now Aaron Rodgers added weapon in tight end Jermichael Finley may be out of this game after leaving with a knee injury in the game against the Washington Redskins. Finley is always number two on Rodgers check down list and with Donald Lee sustaining an injury also this could be an issue.
The Miami Dolphins defense is underrated and a majority of the points scored by the New England Patriots a couple of weeks ago were by the New England Patriots special teams and Patrick Chung. Now with a week of rest following a bye week, the Miami Dolphins should be primed and ready to take on Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense. The Green Bay Packers depleted offense holds a slight edge over the Miami Dolphins defense.
Miami Dolphins vs Green Bay Packers -6.5: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has installed the home team Green Bay Packers as a 6.5 point favorite over the Miami Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins have already come up North and defeated Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings in their home stadium and are looking to take down another NFC North powerhouse.
This may be the best time to catch the Green Bay Packers for the Miami Dolphins. The Green Bay Packers may be without a legitimate number one running back and their star tight end in this game against a Miami Dolphins team that has already beaten an NFC North team. Take the Miami Dolphins +6.5 points but the Green Bay Packers will win the game straight up.
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