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Packers-Dolphins: Three Keys

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Action Jackson Is this the week we see Brandon Jackson as a feature back?  After grinding out a win against Detroit in Week Four the Packers only ran the ball 17 times last week.  Jackson had 10 carries for 115 yards with 71 of those yards coming on one play.  But even if you factor out the big run Jackson still had a respectable 4.9 yards per carry on the remaining nine attempts.  Miami is 21st in rushing defense, a perfect opportunity for Jackson to prove the Packers don't need to acquire another back.

Special Teams Last time we saw Miami the Dolphins were embarrassed on special teams.  Against the Patriots in Week Four the Dolphins gave up the second half kickoff return for a touchdown, had a field goal blocked that was returned for a score and a third score was set up by a blocked punt.  Not surprising the Dolphins could not overcome those mistakes in a 41-14 loss.  Take away those three scores and it's a ballgame.  The teams that looks worse on special teams will lose.

A Henne For Your Thoughts Chad Henne is still growing as a quarterback and his inexperience showed against the Patriots.  Henne threw three interceptions and was benched midway through the fourth quarter.  He has topped 300 passing yards the last two games and can certainly make plays but the Packers should be able to force Henne into making mistakes.

Prediction Packers 34, Dolphins 27

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