Rodgers, Packers fall to Miami

By KBJR News 1

October 17, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2010 at 2:54 PM CST

(Green Bay, WI) - For the second straight week, the Green Bay Packers suffered a defeat in overtime, as the Packers fell 23-20 in OT to the Miami Dolphins.

After suffering a concussion last week, and missing the first couple of days of practice, quarterback Aaron Rodgers did start for Green Bay. He completed 18 of 33 passes for 313 yards and one touchdown, while throwing one interception. Rodgers also ran for the tying touchdown with under 30 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 20-all and force overtime.

Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter booted a 44 yard field goal for Miami's victory. The field came after both teams failed to earn a first down in their previous possessions in overtime. Carpenter kicked three field goals for the Dolphins.

Greg Jennings led the Packers receiving corps, with six receptions for 133 yards, including an 86 yard touchdown catch from an Aaron Rodgers pass in the first quarter. The touchdown gave the Packers the lead at 10-7.

Packers linebacker Clay Mathews did not play on Sunday, due to a hamstring injury suffered last week against Washington.

With the loss, Green Bay fell to (3-3) and remain one game behind the Chicago Bears in the NFC North division standings. Chicago also lost at home on Sunday, losing to Seattle.

Green Bay hosts the Minnesota Vikings next Sunday night, October 24. The game will kickoff at 7:20pm, and can be seen on KBJR6 and Range 11.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com

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