Packers-Dolphins: Game snapshot

Info on series, facts, keys to the game and prediction between Packers and Dolphins

Green Bay Packers (1-4) at Miami Dolphins (1-5)

WHEN: Sunday, 1:00 ET


TV: FOX, Matt Vasgersian, JC Pearson

SERIES: 12th meeting. The Dolphins lead the series 9-2. The Packers have never won on the road, losing all six games. Green Bay, though, has won two of the last three meetings, dating to 1997. The teams last met in 2002, a 24-10 Packers victory on "Monday Night Football" in Green Bay. 2006 RANKINGS: Packers: offense 9th (27th rush, 2nd pass); defense 31st (13th rush, 32nd pass). Dolphins: offense 21st (26th rush, 12th pass); defense 4th (10th rush, 6th pass)

PREDICTION: Dolphins 24-23

KEYS TO THE GAME: The Packers have to fight the temptation to come out firing relentlessly against the Dolphins' beat-up secondary. Conditions in South Florida could be in the 90s with plenty of humidity, so the Packers will wear down if they don't attempt to control the clock a bit. RB Ahman Green is expected to start after missing two games, and QB Brett Favre has limited his mistakes this season with the Packers keeping the offense balanced and most of their games within reach. Green Bay is also very thin at receiver behind starters Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, and TE Bubba Franks has been virtually invisible in the passing game.

Dolphins QB Joey Harrington might have nightmare flashbacks to his struggles against the Packers while with Detroit, and although he's in a new city he's still playing behind a shaky offensive line. However, this has the potential to be a breakout game for him and WR Chris Chambers working against the league's worst pass defense allowing an average of 275.8 yards per game -- and Green Bay could be without CB Charles Woodson.

FAST FACTS: Packers: Are 0-6 in the series in Miami, but did win Super Bowl II at the Orange Bowl in 1968. ... Are 8-2 in their past 10 games immediately following a bye. Dolphins: Play four NFC North teams in their next five games. ... Harrington is 2-5 against Green Bay.

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