Packers are Back on Track After Win at Home
The Green Bay Packers recorded their fourth win to get back to .500 on the season. The 31-14 win over the Miami Dolphins is quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ 12th straight win at home including playoffs. In this span, Rodgers has thrown 30 touchdown passes and only three interceptions. With the Packers win on Sunday, they move to 4-4-1, but they stay in third in the NFC North with the Bears win over the Lions today.
The Miami Dolphins won in Week 9 against the New York Jets. With the New England Patriots’ loss in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, a win for the Dolphins would have put them only a game behind. With their loss, they fall to 5-5 and stay two games behind the Patriots in the AFC East division.
Statistics to Remember
Dolphins’ running back, Frank Gore, has been in the league for 14 seasons but he hasn’t always played for the Dolphins. He spent his first ten years in the league with the San Fransisco 49ers before being traded to the Indianapolis Colts and staying there for three years. Over those 14 seasons, he has rushed for 500 yards or more surpassing Walter Payton (13) and Emmitt Smith (13) for the longest such streak in NFL history.
Packers’ wide receiver Davante Adams had two touchdowns against the Dolphins today. Adams has now recorded six touchdowns in the last four games. The fifth-year receiver has the most touchdown receptions for a wide receiver in the NFL since 2016 with 29.
The NFL is split up into two different conferences. Each conference contains 16 teams that are split up into four different divisions. Each division needs a winner for the postseason. The next two best teams in the conference make it into the playoffs as a wild card.
With the Patriots two games ahead, the Dolphins will need to fight for every win. If the season ended right now, the playoff picture has them as the eighth seed. Meaning they just miss out on the playoffs.
Their remaining schedule includes the Colts, the Bills twice, Patriots, Vikings and the Jaguars. Only the Bills and the Jaguars have losing records.
The Packers had two straight losses before their Week 10 win against the Dolphins. With the position in the division, this most likely means that they will need to run the table. The Packers sit at the seventh seed just one game out of the playoffs behind NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings.
Their remaining opponents include the Seahawks, Vikings, Cardinals, Falcons, Bears, at Jets and the Lions. Only two teams in their upcoming schedule have a winning record, the Vikings and the Bears. Running the table is a highly likely option for Green Bay.
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