The Miami Dolphins come back from a bye week against the Super Bowl favorite Green Bay Packers. But what’s this? There’s a possibility Aaron Rodgers might not play? Sack leader Clay Matthews likely out? Tight end Jermichael Finley definitely out?
We have a shot.
When the Dolphins’ schedule came out, I chalked this one up as a loss. The injuries the Packers suffered last week changed my perspective.
The Dolphins always have problems with tight ends, so it’s good news that the talented Finley will be out. That enables the team to focus more on Donald Driver and Greg Jennings. On defense, the Packers will probably stick Charles Woodson on Davone Bess and double team Brandon Marshall. Brian Hartline and Anthony Fasano will likely be targeted a lot in this game.
Odds are Rodgers will play, considering he quite the competitor and is now listed as probable. He may not be at 100%, which gives the Miami defense a chance to knock him around a bit. If Rodgers does play, consider the Packers heavy favorites. If he gets knocked out at all, the Dolphins might pull out a win, granted special teams doesn’t blow it again.
All eyes will be on Chad Henne. After throwing three terrible interceptions last game, it is time for him to prove he can effectively manage this offense to a victory. There have been calls for him to be replaced, but I say let the boy play. This is his season to prove himself. I vote Chad.
So there are your three biggest factors:
1.) Aaron Rodgers
2.) Chad Henne
3.) Miami Special Teams
Dolphins fans in Los Angeles – we will be watching the game at The Casting Office in Universal City. 10am. Wear your jerseys with pride!
About the Author
Written by Brian Saa
Lifelong Dolphins fan from New Jersey who runs DolphinsLA.com, a website for Dolphins fans in Los Angeles. LA fans should come out to The Casting Office Bar & Grill in Universal City on Sundays for the games, as it is now the Dolphins bar in LA! Ready for the Dolphins to declare Marshall Law on the competition in 2010 Follow me on Twitter: @briansaa or @DolphinsLA for Dolphins bar updates