Week 6 NFL 2010 Review: Dolphins vs Packers
Welcome to our NFL Week 6 review of the Miami Dolphins vs. the Green Bay Packers. This AFC versus NFC action played out at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI on Sunday, October 17, 2010.
The Green Bay Packers played host to the Miami Dolphins at Lambeau Field for what most expected to be an entertaining game.
With a battered defense, the Packers entered this inter-conference match-up as a 3-point favorite.
The game total for this AFC versus NFC battle was set at 46 points.
Bettors that wagered on the Packers’ moneyline were laying -160 odds while Miami players at BetUs.com were getting +140 money line odds.
Bettors at Bodog, and other trusted online sportsbooks, had to wait until overtime to collect their winnings.
Dolphins vs Packers – Road Underdog Wins – Game Total Under Final: 23-20
With many starters out because of injuries, the Packers’ troubles came on defense. The biggest defensive mistake was not covering Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall with Charles Woodson. Woodson, the Packers’ top cornerback, covered the slot receiver all day. Brandon Marshall and quarterback Chad Henne took prime opportunity of the match-up all day long.
The Dolphins looked as though they would win the game in regulation, but their defense was unable to stop Aaron Rodgers and the Packer from marching down the field with 5:20 on the game clock.
Aaron Rodgers capped a Packers’ scoring drive that started at their own 31-yard line with a quarterback sneak for a touchdown with 16 seconds left in the game. Nonetheless, Aaron Rodgers could not duplicate the drive in overtime. Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter kicked a 44-yard field goal for the win on the Dolphins second possession of overtime.
Bettors on both sides were hanging on to their seats all game. Packers’ bettors were praying for a touchdown, but would have settled for a field goal and the push. Under players were a little more relaxed knowing that even if a rare overtime touchdown was scored, they would also push.
Dolphins vs Packers – Game Notes – Game Stars
Dolphins Game Ball: Dan Carpenter was the hero for the Dolphins and was perfect kicking field goals and extra points. Carpenter’s longest field goal of the day was 53 yards. But it was the 43 yard overtime field goal that sealed the victory for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins are now 3-2 and in third place of the AFC East. They have their work cut out for them next week at home when Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers visit South Florida.
Packers Game Ball: Aaron Rodgers didn’t have his best game by completing 18 of 33 pass attempt, but he did throw for 313 yards and a touchdown. He also scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak to send the game into overtime.
The Packers are still in second place in the NFC North with a 3-3 record. They will host Brett Favre next week at Lambeau field. The Vikings’ defense might be just what the doctor order for their sputtering offense. The question is if the banged up defense can stop Brett Favre and Randy Moss.