Leonard Williams Game Jersey Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, wait to enter the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, wait to enter the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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No doubt. With every game he plays, Wake is a reminder to the rest of the NFL. Getting it done on the field is the best way to stick it to ¡¯em. For some, though, that wouldn¡¯t be enough. Wake could be one of those dudes who walks around with a chip on his shoulder. Definitely could be. But he¡¯s not. At least not these days. ¡°Well, if you would have asked me back in 2006, ¡¯07, maybe I would have been a little chippy about it and still had some thoughts¡± to share publicly, Wake said. ¡°But that has come and gone. It¡¯s been a while now. I¡¯ve been in the league. I¡¯ve been playing. You move on.¡±
The cornerback position is a mess; it has been all season, really. They finished the regular season ranked 31st — second to last — in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (269.3), and they have more questions about the health of their cornerbacks.
Quinten Rollins appears unlikely to play because of a neck injury and a concussion, and Damarious Randall couldn’t finish last Sunday’s game at Detroit because of a knee injury. They held Odell Beckham Jr. in check (five catches for 56 yards and one touchdown) during the regular-season meeting but might struggle to do that well again.
Jordy Nelson had one of his worst games (four catches for 38 yards and one touchdown plus a dropped pass that turned into an interception) in the first meeting against the Giants, but he has been on fire of late. During the six-game winning streak, Rodgers has completed 83 percent of his passes to Nelson, compared with 55.9 percent in the first 10 games. The Rodgers-Nelson connection could be what sends the Packers into the second round.