In recent weeks, the Green Bay Packers (6-8) have gone nowhere but up. Since starting 3-6, the Packers have shown a tremendous offensive output.
With the Packers finally finding a passing attack and QB Aaron Rodgers looking a bit more like himself. The emergence of rookie WR’s Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs gives this offense the weapons they’ve needed.
Going up against a Miami Dolphins (8-6) squad that also can’t afford to lose another game. Losing three of their last four since the bye week.
Having lost their last three in a row, going from first in the AFC East and the number one seed, they are now the seventh-seed in a very tight wildcard race.
Fortunately for the Packers, the Dolphins have opened themselves up in recent weeks. While Green Bay has accumulated over 1,000 yards of offense in the last three games, the Dolphins have given up over 1,200 yards on defense.
With the elevated play of Watson and Doubs (in return from injury), it is opening the passing game. 71% of the Dolphins defensive deficiencies in this time frame.
As the Green Bay Packers passing game continues to evolve, and will again due to the Dolphins struggles, it will also give the running game an added boost. Rushing for over 400 yards on a defense allowing over 4.4 yards per carry on the season.
The Dolphins are favored to win at home but numbers and recent trends of the last 3-5 weeks indicate everything going the Packers way.
Neither can afford to lose a game, but Green Bay is the hotter team at the moment.