Green Bay Packers vs Miami Dolphins: 5 matchups to watch

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The Green Bay Packers take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. Whoever wins these matchups is going to win the game on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers have had a difficult season thus far, and they are starting to get into that must-win territory to make the playoffs and possibly save head coach Mike McCarthy’s job. Both Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams have said this week that the team just needs that signature win to put them on the right track. This can be that game for them. Their major enemy this season has been themselves, so they need to just get out of their own way.

As most teams do, they perform better at home than they do on the road, and that needs to be the case this week. They have to head to Seattle and to Minnesota the next to weeks for two tough matchups. The Miami Dolphins have performed better than expected thus far. They currently are 5-4 which puts them at second in their division, along with right in the thick of the wild-card hunt in the AFC.

With some pleasant surprises for both teams at this point in the season, there will be some great matchups to watch on Sunday afternoon. Both teams are scrapping for playoff spots, and a win this week would put them ever closer to accomplishing that goal. Whichever one loses is going to have an incredibly uphill battle at a playoff spot.