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Packers-Dolphins matchup of the day: Saturday

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Dan Arkush

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By Dan Arkush

Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Green Bay's Week Six game against Miami at Lambeau Field.

Packers CBs Tramon Williams, Sam Shields and Patrick Lee vs. Dolphins WRs Davone Bess and Brian Hartline

While Charles Woodson and Brandon Marshall will presumably be engaged in an intriguing mano-a-mano matchup during the majority of this Sunday's interconference skirmish, it's likely there will be a lot more mixing and matching going on for the Packers at the right cornerback and nickel cornerback positions. In any event, Williams, who according to many observers has played at a Pro Bowl level as the Packers' starting RCB in place of the injured Al Harris, will be prominently involved in the action.

Look for Williams to possibly get heavily involved in covering Bess, even though Bess operates mostly out of the slot, where the onus is normally on the Packers' nickel corner (Shields or Lee this Sunday). Red flags are waving that suggest the Packers' secondary this Sunday might not be worth a plug nickel, with the raw but promising Shields coming off a calf injury, and Lee not playing well at all against the Redskins.

While Bess has been a more productive pass catcher for the Dolphins, Hartline has had his moments this season (five catches for 84 yards in Week Three loss to the Jets) and must not be overlooked.

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