Aaron Rodgers threw for 238 yards on Sunday and scored as Green Bay defeated Miami 26-20. In the fourth quarter, Green Bay defenders picked off three passes.
The Packers now have a record of 7-8, which is the same as Seattle and Detroit. They are one-half game behind Washington for the last spot in the NFC playoffs.
Green Bay picked off Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa, which set up Mason Crosby’s field goals from 28 and 26 yards. A last-second interception by Rasul Douglas gave the Packers their third straight win.
“An important day for us. Our defense stepped up and did a great job, “Rodgers said. “We were behind by 20–10 points, but we won the last 16 points. In the red zone, we struggled to score, but this was very different.”
The Dolphins lost their fourth game in a row and dropped to 8-7. They are one game ahead of four rivals for the last AFC playoff spot with two games left.
Detroit, Seattle, and Washington all lost on Saturday, which helped Green Bay.
“This weekend, everything we needed to happen did,” Rodgers said. “I’m pleased with our team. We found a way to win, and our defense did a great job in the last few drives.”
Packers Finish Season at Home Against Detroit and Minnesota
The Packers end the season with home games against Detroit and Minnesota, both of which play in enclosed stadiums.
Rodgers said, “A couple of dome teams are coming in.” “Up in Green Bay, it’s been cold.”
In a game between two teams that couldn’t make the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams beat Denver 51-14.
Rams quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 24 28 throws for 230 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams also had four interceptions in the blowout.
Mayfield said, “When you can run the ball like that, everything works.”
Tampa Bay will play Arizona later, and the Buccaneers (6-8) need a road win to stay ahead of Carolina and New Orleans in the NFC South division.
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