October 10, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers will try to beat the heat and the Miami Dolphins this weekend.

The forecast on Sunday in Miami calls for a humid day with a high in the mid-80s and a chance of thunderstorms.

In other words, nothing like Wisconsin in October. Coach Mike McCarthy joked that he had to wear sunblock on Wednesday, with a chilly wind blowing and temperatures in the low 50s.

This is a franchise that has thrived in cold weather. The Packers haven't played a regular season game with the temperature above 80 degrees since 2009, a 38-28 loss at Tampa.

So ''hydration'' is the keyword this week for the game. McCarthy also likes the impact of the new conditioning program instituted this year.

The Packers (3-2) have won two straight.

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