The Green Bay Packers (1-2) and the Chicago Bears (2-1) meet this Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, with experts virtually split on who will earn an important victory. Green Bay comes in 1-2 after a loss to the Detroit Lions while the Bears are riding high after consecutive road wins over the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets in primetime.
That the official sent and received confirmation for the deliver is not new — the AP reported it two weeks ago. At the time however, the anonymous official asked the AP not to report that the packaged was addressed directly to Miller.
After the initial report, the league stood by its long held stance that it had never seen the video, but Roger Goodell left the door open on the possibility that it was received and never passed along.
“If there’s a delivery sitting under someone’s desk there will be consequences,” the commissioner told Norah O’Donnell of CBS.
The AP notes that there are two NFL executives named Jeffrey Miller.
The question of who is starting under center is not the only controversy swirling around a 1-2 Dolphins team that has been manhandled in its last two losses against the Chiefs and Buffalo Bills. The Dolphins’ defensive players also were reportedly “beyond furious, irate” at the game plan created by defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle in their 34-15 loss to Kansas City in Week 3. Miami gave up 342 yards and five touchdowns to a Chiefs team that entered the game with one of the league’s worst offenses this season.
All this has added up to an uncomfortable situation in Miami, where Philbin remains firmly on the hot seat while the Dolphins try to avoid a sixth straight season without a playoff berth. In fact, Bovada currently has Philbin at 3-to-1 odds to be the first coach fired this season, behind only Raiders head coach Dennis Allen (3-to-2).