The Slide Continues

Not even a game against the lowly Green Bay Packers could cure the many problems of the Dolphins, who turned in another sloppy performance that resulted in a 34-24 loss at Dolphin Stadium.

The Dolphins made mistakes from start to finish, but were particularly brutal in the second half when they gave up 28 points.

Among Green Bay's second-half scores were a 23-yard interception by Charles Woodson off a pass that went off Randy McMichael's fingers; a 70-yard run by Ahman Green; and a 34-yard pass from Brett Favre to Donald Driver, who made a great catch against double coverage.

The Woodson touchdown was one of three interceptions against Joey Harrington, who put up big numbers because the Dolphins were in catch-up mode a lot of the second half.

One of the picks was another pass that went off McMichael and into the hands of a defender, but this was was his fault, unlike Woodson's interception.

The game started well enough for the Dolphins, who got a big turnover early when Jason Taylor stripped Favre from behind and David Bowens recovered at the Green Bay 8-yard line.

On the very next play, Harrington hit Marty Booker in the back of the end zone for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

The Dolphins didn't whole lot else offensively until they tacked on an Olindo Mare field goal to increase their lead from 7-6 to 10-6.

That's when the nightmarish second half unfolded.

The Woodson touchdown made it 13-10 and the lead went to 20-10 on Green Bay's next possession on the Driver touchdown, which came after a Will Allen taunting penalty turned what would have been a third-and-13 into a first-and-10.

Mare added two field goals to make 20-16 before Green scored on the Packers' next play from scrimmage to push the lead back up to 27-16.

Derek Hagan's first NFL touchdown, combined with a two-point conversion pass to Booker made it 27-24, but the defense again couldn't stand up.

Green Bay drove 80 yards, the score coming on a 13-yard pass from Favre to tight end David Martin.

The Dolphins' last chance ended when Mare's 53-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright.

If there was any good news, it's that the Dolphins finally scored at least 20 points, but that's very small consolation as the Dolphins head into their bye stumbling with a 1-6 record.


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