Packers BEAT the Dolphins 26-20 to massively boost their playoff hopes, leaving Miami with work to do as four-game losing streak brings them to 8-7 on the season
- The Dolphins were beat on their home turf Sunday as they blew a first-half lead
- Miami are now 8-7 on the season after an 8-3 start and could miss the playoffs
- Green Bay, meanwhile, have won three straight contests after Sunday’s win
- They need help to make the playoffs, but still have all to play in last two weeks
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The Packers silenced the crowd at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday as they took a massive step towards making the postseason with a 26-20 win.
Green Bay fell behind 20-10 in the first half, but regained control of the game as Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa threw three interceptions – all of which came in the fourth quarter.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 238 yards and a touchdown and had one interception for the Packers (7-8), who have won their last three games after starting the season 4-8.
With the win, the Packers will now make the playoffs if they win their final two contests vs. Minnesota and Detroit and get some help.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 238 yards and a touchdown as the Packers knocked off the Dolphins
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw three interceptions in the deflating loss for Miami
It was a merry Christmas for these Packers fans as they remained in the playoff hunt
Along with two wins, two losses from the Giants or one loss from the Commanders would be enough for them to make the postseason.
Miami (8-7) lost its fourth straight game and have more work to do.
A win at New England next week combined with a Jets loss in Seattle would see them make the playoffs, while winning out would also guarantee them a spot in the postseason.
The Dolphins trailed by six points with a chance to take the lead in the final two minutes, but Tagovailoa threw his third interception in three possessions to end Miami’s comeback bid. He threw a pick with about six minutes left that set up a Packers field goal to make it a six-point game.
Packers kicker Mason Crosby hit a go-ahead field goal early in the fourth after back-to-back turnovers by both offenses.
Undrafted Miami rookie Kader Kohou intercepted a pass by Rodgers intended for Allen Lazard, but the Dolphins gave it right back when cornerback Jaire Alexander intercepted Tagovailoa on the very next play.
Miami´s defense held the Packers to six points off turnovers in the second half to keep the Dolphins in it after blowing a 20-10 first-half lead.
The Dolphins held Green Bay to two scores in five trips to the red zone.
A.J. Dillon led the Packers with 36 yards rushing on 11 carries, and Allen Lazard had 61 yards receiving on five catches.
Tyreek Hill had four catches for Miami to give him 113 for the season, setting a Dolphins’ single-season receiving record. Jaylen Waddle added five receptions for 143 yards.
But Miami spoiled those big receiving days with turnovers.
Raheem Mostert fumbled in the first half, leading to a Green Bay field goal. Tagovailoa’s three interceptions were the most he has thrown all season.
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