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The Splash Zone 12/19/16: Dolphins Can Clinch A Playoff Spot Next Week

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

After starting the season 1-4, many fans and critics were ready to write off the Dolphins. Fans were getting restless with Ryan Tannehill and were calling for Matt Moore to play. Fast forward to now and the Dolphins have won 8 of their last 9 games. An amazing accomplishment and a feat that is flying under the radar. The Dolphins have a chance at ending their postseason drought next week. First they have to beat the Bills and they need the Broncos to lose their game. It's amazing to be talking about this after everything that happened at the beginning of the year. This team is playing some good football.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

Winners of 8 out of the last 9 games, Miami Dolphins can clinch playoff spot next weekend | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins can clinch a playoff spot next weekend with a victory over the Buffalo Bills and a loss by the Denver Broncos to Kansas City

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins' Gase addresses issues day after big win | Miami Herald
Highlights from Adam Gase’s Sunday news conference in the wake of Miami’s 34-13 win against the Jets:

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill: MCL ‘not completely torn all the way,’ contrary to national report | Miami Herald
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill refuted a report by NBC and NFL Network that his MCL is completely torn off the bone -- an injury that would end his season until 2017.

Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore grips it and rips it, because of course | The Daily Dolphin
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Imagine you haven't done something for five years. You haven't played one full round of golf. You've hit the driving range, maybe played some mini-golf, maybe even played a few holes here or there at the local public course.

One Moore Memorable Jets Performance
Quarterbacks threw a career-high four touchdown passes, compiled a passer rating of 126.2 and helped the Dolphins win for the eighth time in nine games with a 34-13 victory against the New York Jets.

Dolphins 2016 Season

Miami Dolphins notes, reaction, nuggets after win against Jets | Miami Herald
Nuggets and reaction from the Dolphins’ 34-13 win against the Jets at MetLife Stadium:

Matt Moore and the Dolphins finally give their fans the gift of a nice present | Miami Herald
He's a little thin, and his black beard is the wrong color, but otherwise Matt Moore is Santa Claus to Dolfans after Saturday night's heroic performance that beat the Jets and kept playoff hopes alive. Miami enters Christmas Week assured of its first winning season since 2008.

Miami Dolphins deliver knockout to staggering New York Jets | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins were healthier and simply better than the retreating New York Jets and the score of this game was indicative of that.

Dolphins' winning formula -- that doesn't include RB Jay Ajayi -- stays consistent - Sun Sentinel
The Miami Dolphins have a consistent formula for winning -- they share playmaking duties.

While postseason scenarios abound, Dolphins focused on what they can control - Sun Sentinel
During a time of year when playoff scenarios are thrown around almost constantly, the Miami Dolphins are

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/17/16: Dolphins Have First Winning Season Since 2008 - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Week 15 Playoff implictaions: Confusion for Dolphins fan - The Phinsider
Wait. We have to root for whom?

Cameron Wake talks about his first career interception - The Phinsider
Cameron Wake had never picked off a pass before Saturday.