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Dolphins 17, Packers 14

MIAMI — With one preseason game remaining, Mike Sherman is now concerned.

Green Bay's offense struggled to move the ball. The defense gave up big plays all game. And special teams collapsed in the waning seconds, allowing the Miami Dolphins to come away with a 17-14 exhibition win Monday night.

"Anytime we lose a football game, it concerns me," Sherman said. "I'm not worried, but I'm concerned. I'm concerned we didn't move the football, and we didn't play exceptionally well."

There was some good news, though.

The Packers did not add anyone to their already-long injury list, and quarterback Brett Favre's return is imminent.

Favre sat out Monday's game with lingering tendinitis in his throwing arm but expected to practice Wednesday.

Without Favre — as well as running backs Dorsey Levens (knee) and Ahman Green (knee) — the Packers (1-2) struggled to move the ball for much of the night.

Matt Hasselbeck, subbing for Favre, was 5-of-12 for 72 yards against Miami's first-team defense. Herbert Goodman gained 91 yards on 13 carries in the second half.