The Packers are coming to Miami to try and keep what is a very slim hope of making the playoffs with a win vs our Dolphins. These two teams are going in different directions. The Packers have won their last two games while Miami is on a three-game losing streak.
The one positive was even though Miami lost to Buffalo they played more like the team that got them to 8 wins. Miami NEEDS this game in fact they NEED the last three games to have a safe entry into the playoffs. It is in their hands to make the playoffs by just winning!
On to the Matchup:
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
- When: Sunday, December 25th, 2022
- Time: 1p.m. EST
- Weather: 59 °F Rain
- Point Spread: Dolphins (-4.5)
- O/U 49.5
- TV: FOX
The matchup: on Offense
Miami enters the game 5th place in total offense with 370.4 yards per game, they are 3rd in passing averaging 273.6 YPG. They are 27th in rushing with just 96.9 yards rushing per game.
Green Bay enters the game 15th in total offense with 345.6 yards per game, they are 16th in passing offense, averaging 263.4 YPG. They are 12th in rushing, averaging 126.3 yards rushing per game.
The matchup: on Defense
Miami enters the game 23rd in total defense giving up 357.6 YPG. They are 27th against the pass allowing 246.3 passing yards per game. Miami is 10th against the run giving up 111.3 rushing yards per game. Allowing 4.4 yards per rush.
Green Bay enters the game 15th in total defense giving up 334.0 YPG. They are 2nd against the pass allowing 185.1 passing yards per game. Green Bay is 29th against the run giving up 148.9 rushing yards per game. Allowing 5.0 yards per rush.
The numbers do not lie, the Packers are very good vs the pass and one of the worst vs the run…. The question is will Mike McDaniel rely on the running game over his pass happy ways especially considering how bad the Packers’ run defense is. Whichever team has the most rushing yards will win this game.
Hopefully his success running against one of the top run defenses last week (The Bills) will encourage him to lean on his RB’s heavily in this game and the play-action will open things up!
I can only hope!
Miami was once in second place in the playoff hunt and now they are hanging on to the final spot due to losing the last three games. This is a MUST WIN game and with our offense being a strength we can only hope our Defense won’t let us down once again and step up and dominate!
Miami 24, Green Bay 20