HOUSE OF HORRORS

To say Lambeau Field has been unkind to Coach Dave Wannstedt through the years would be an understatement. But he isn't about to worry about the past when the Dolphins take the field on Monday night.

In his six years as head coach of the Chicago Bears, Wannstedt was 0-6 when he took the Bears to Green Bay. Not that the Bears fared much better against the Packers at home, going 1-5 during Wannstedt's tenure.

The 1-11 record, more than anything else, is an indication of the talent disparity during the two franchises between 1993 and 1998.

Remember, Green Bay made the playoffs all six of those years and appeared in two Super Bowls. The Bears, meanwhile, made the playoffs only once in Wannstedt's years at the helm.

Wannstedt is coaching a much better team now that he's in Miami, which is why he isn't concerned about his track record at Lambeau Field.

"Not at all," he emphasized. "It just came down to blocking and tackling. They blocked better and tackled better than we did and they threw more touchdown passes."

In case you're wondering, the Dolphins are 2-1 at Lambeau Field. Their only loss came in their last visit in 1997 when they dropped a 23-18 decision. The Dolphins won at Lambeau in 1985 (34-24) and in 1975 (31-7).

Miami also beat the Packers at Milwaukee, winning 24-14 in 1994.


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