The stars aligned. Mercury is in retrograde. And Joey Harrington was the opposing QB, so Green Bay won it's second game of the season!
Being ranked last in the league in pass defense was no match for Joey Harrington's mediocrity as the Pack intercepted him three times.
Starting three rookies on the offensive line, minus Robert Ferguson (now reportedly for the entire season) and having a recently injured Ahman Green back in the lineup should have been more than enough to sink this already drowning ship. Add the 90 degree weather and absolutely no one expected the Packers to even ever be in this game.
Yet Green managed a 70 yard TD run late in the game.
I mean, I'm a Packer fan and I'm still not sure what the hell happened. It helps that the Dolphins receivers couldn't have caught a pass with their hands covered in superglue.
But come on, Harrington had over 400 yards. Our O-Line (even the vets) got shredded and Favre was hurried and sacked, usually a sure combination for misguided passes and easy interceptions. But that didn't happen.
The defense stepped up, eliminating the run game altogether (as evidenced by Harrington attempting a franchise record 62 passes - completing only 33 -) Miami ran a total of 83 plays and managed only two TDs.
Also, the last time a Packer team won in South Florida, Lombardi was coaching.
But myabe it doesn't take something as hugely cosmic to make things happen. Maybe this is what happens when you add to your roster and name mini-Mexico as your 3rd QB