Fresh off a bye week, the Miami Dolphins this week return to Sun Life to take on the Green Bay Packers.
The obvious connection between these two teams is Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. Philbin joined Green Bay in 2003, before becoming the offensive coordinator in 2007. He spent a total of 9 years at the club. During his tenure, the Packers offense came in the top 10 in NFL points scored and total yards in each of the years he was with the team.
Perhaps, then, considering the recent dominance of the Packers in the last decade, anyone would be forgiven for thinking the matchup wouldn't be a favorable one for the Dolphins. Wrong. These two teams have only played each other on 13 occasions, with the Dolphins winning 10 of those games.
The last game played between the two sides was during the 2010/2011 season, where the Dolphins came away with a narrow 23-20 victory.
It's the Packers vs the Dolphins in sunny Florida on Sunday. Who do you think will win? Please check a more in-depth history between the two teams below.
Win-Loss %: 0.769
Points Scored: 309
Points Against: 229
Most Recent game:
October 17, 2010 - Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Score: Miami Dolphins 23 - Green Bay Packers 20
Chad Henne - 2 TD, 1 INT; Aaron Rodgers - 1 TD, 1 INT, 5 Sacks
Ronnie Brown - 19 Att, 73 Yds; Brandon Jackson - 12 Att, 53 Yds.
Brandon Marshall - 10 Rec, 127 Yds (Bess TD); Greg Jennings - 6 Rec, 133 Yds, 1 TD
Cameron Wake - 3 sacks (Randy Starks and Koa Misi - 1 each)
Jason Allen - 1 INT; Tramon Williams - 1 INT
*The Miami Dolphins and the Green Bay Packers have never faced each other in the playoffs.
Alex Parish is an Associate Editor at The Phinsider. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @AlexParish89.