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Packers vs Dolphins final score: Back and forth second half leads to Green Bay 27-24 win

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The Miami Dolphins drop their Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers 27-24 on a last second touchdown.

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The Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers battled back and forth in the South Florida heat, with a shootout commending in the second half. At the end of the day, the Packers were able to come back in the last few seconds of the game to win 27-24.

The Packers took the opening kickoff and came out of the gates like the high-powered offense they are.  Going no huddle throughout most of the drive, Aaron Rodgers was able to take the ball to the air and find success, while the Miami defense was able to hold the Packers run game to minimal gains. At the end of the drive, however, it was Rodgers arm that Miami could not stop, and a 9-play, 80-yard drive ended with Rodgers finding Jordy Nelson in the back of the endzone on a nine-yard score.

Miami exploded for themselves on the kickoff return, with rookie Jarvis Landry taking the ball three-yards deep in the endzone and running it back to the Packers side of the field, being tackled at the Green Bay 49. After the 54-yard return, however, Miami would stall, gaining 15 yards, plus a five yard Green Bay penalty on fourth down, and have to settle for a 48-yard field goal from Caleb Sturgis.

Following Sturgis' kickoff through the endzone, the Packers offense picked up a first down, but could not do much more. On 3rd-and-11, Miami defensive end Cameron Wake exploded through the offensive line and pulled down Rodgers for a six-yard sack. As the Packers attempted to punt away the ball on fourth down, Jonathan Freeny powered through to block the kick, which Chris McCain then recovered at the Green Bay 16 yard line.

Nothing would come out of it for MIami, however, as the team would end up going for it on fourth-and-goal from the Packers' one yard line, only to see running back Lamar Miller get stuffed for a two yard loss and a turnover on downs.

After three plays, the first quarter ended with Green Bay again looking to move the ball on Miami's defense.The drive would not result in anything sustained, going just 33 yards on nine plays before Green Bay had to punt.

Miami would not have any success on the next possession, however, as they would go backwards nine yards on the first play after Lamar Miller was hit and bounced backwards. Two plays later, Tannehill would attempt a pass deep to Jarvis Landry, but it would wind up in the hands of Green Bay cornerback Casey Hayward. The Dolphins defense stood up after the pick, keeping the Packers to just 11 yards gained and, following a third down sack from Olivier Vernon, force a 43-yard field goal from Mason Crosby.

The Packers led 10-3 at the midway point of the second quarter.

Miami would go three-and-out on the next possession, again asking the defense to make a stand after the special teams allowed a 24-yard return on a 44 yard punt.

The next possession for Green Bay would eat up nearly three minutes in moving the ball just 11 yards. After the punt, the Dolphins would pick up a first down on a pass from Tannehill to tight end Charles Clay 14-yard pass, then follow that up with a deep ball down the sideline intended for Brian Hartline, only to have the ball picked off for the second time.

Green Bay would again eat up clock, but add no points after the turnover.

After another Green Bay punt, the Miami offense would be able to move the ball 37 yards before stalling and having to punt. Green Bay killed the clock on a kneel down to send the game to halftime.

After the half, Miami received the kick, and was able to quickly move down the field. After a short pass from Tannehill to tight end Dion Sims, Tannehill blasted through the Green Bay defense for a 40-yard run down to the Green Bay 35 yard line. A pass interference penalty on the next play set up Miami to eventually find the endzone on an 11-yard pass from Tannehill to Landry, the rookie's first touchdown in the NFL.

Green Bay responded on the next possession, going 80 yards in a little over 8 minutes, including a 4th-and-1 attempt that was converted (though a penalty on Miami will overwrite the try in the box score). The final play of the drive was a five yard Rodgers to Randall Cobb touchdown pass in which Rodgers side stepped three different near-sacks, buying the time needed for Cobb to break really good secondary coverage from Miami.

The Miami offense was not to be outdone, however, matching the 80-yard drive with their second 80-yard drive of the half. After a touchback,Miami took the attack to the ground and let Lamar Miller get some momentum. Gaining 59 of the team's 80 yards, Miller capped the drive with a five-yard touchdown run. The drive also featured two impressive plays from Tannehill, who sidestepped out of sacks, similar to Rodgers a drive before, to improvise his way into good plays.

Rodgers and the Packers would take their next drive back down the field, but Miami's defense would make a stand inside the red zone. After giving up a couple of big runs and a deep pass, the Dolphin shutdown Green Bay's attack at the Miami 12 yard line, forcing Green Bay to kick a field goal.

Getting the ball back with just over four minutes remaining and a 24-20 lead, the Dolphins forced Green Bay to use all of their timeouts, but would have to punt the ball back to the Packers with just over two minutes remaining in the game.

The Packers methodically worked their way down the field, getting to the Miami six yard line with six seconds remaining. The drive featured a 4th-and-10 conversion and a Rodgers fake spike to get the ball deep into Miami territory. With three seconds remaining in the game, Rodgers was able to find Andrew Quarless in the corner of the endzone to take the lead 27-24.

On the final play, the Dolphins attempted to lateral the ball around the field, with it appearing for just a second that something special could happen after Tannehill threw the ball back across the field, to Miller, but in the end, Green Bay held on for the win.

Miami drops to 2-3 on the year as they prepare to face the Chicago Bears in Chicago next week. Green Bay improves to 4-2 on the season, and will face the Carolina Panthers in Green Bay in Week 7.