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The Splash Zone 12/21/16: Adam Gase Has The Dolphins On The Verge Of Making The Playoffs

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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.

Analyst, fans, and many others were writing off the Dolphins after a 1-4 start to the 2016 season. Adam Gase was not having any of it and has the team on the verge of the postseason. The Dolphins have won 8 out of their last 9 games a streak which really isn't being talked about. We as Dolphin fans have not experienced something like this since 2008 when Tony Sparano was also a rookie head coach. The Dolphins have a chance of clinching their spot next week. But they have to win in Buffalo and also have to root for the Chiefs to beat the Broncos.

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

Adam Gase: The No-Nonsense Rookie Coach | The MMQB with Peter King
Adam Gase’s first season in Miami has been a bumpy ride by virtually every measure, but he has the Dolphins on the verge of making the postseason for the first time since the 2008 season

Adam Gase

NFL Power Rankings: The amazing rise of Miami Dolphins behind rookie coach Adam Gase
The Miami Dolphins played the Cleveland Browns in Miami on Sept. 25. The Browns used an emergency kicker after their regular kicker got hurt in practice that Friday. The game went to overtime and the Dolphins escaped with a win.

Dolphins Offensive Line

NFL stats, big plays: Miami Dolphins run NFL’s most explosive offense | The Daily Dolphin
Adam Gase is injecting excitement into the Dolphins' offense. After years of being bland and boring, Miami is hitting on big plays at a higher rate than any team in the NFL this season. According to SportingCharts, the Dolphins lead the league with 10.

Dolphins Defensive Line

AC In The AM: Wake Savors Sweet Taste Of Winning
Nobody is probably enjoying this turnaround season more than Cam Wake and for good reason.

Dolphins At Bills

Biggest game in years for Dolphins against a Buffalo team that has gotten stronger since the two teams played in October | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins are preparing to play their biggest game in years and are confident in themselves despite the fact they face an opponent that has gotten stronger since their first meeting while the Dolphins have lost key players since that game.

What Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said about Miami Dolphins Tuesday | The Daily Dolphin
Here's some of what Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said in a call with Dolphins media Tuesday: • Turnover margin is a huge factor for the Dolphins. Runs and completions is another key statistic. • Miami getting healthy on the offensive line was key. It all starts up front.

Dolphins 2016 Season

NFL releases official Miami Dolphins playoff clinching scenarios | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — The NFL has released its official Miami Dolphins playoff scenario for Week 16: MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-5) (at Buffalo (7-7), Saturday) Miami clinches a playoff berth with: MIA win + DEN loss or tie OR MIA tie + BAL loss + DEN loss + HOU loss or tie OR MIA tie + BAL loss + DEN...

Dolphins' locker room rollicking again with playoffs in reach
Miami Dolphins' locker room rollicking again with playoffs in reach

Matt Moore, Walt Aikens' stock up for Dolphins
Matt Moore delivered just as a team would hope its backup QB would; the Dolphins' secondary also came up big in the victory over the Jets.

Miami Dolphins' playoff scenario questions and answers | Miami Herald
Christmas is normally the NBA’s domain now, but the NFL is challenging the traditional NBA quintuple-header with two games on Sunday. And aside from the four teams actually playing that day (Baltimore-Pittsburgh at 4:30 on NFL Net, Denver-Kansas City at 8:30 on NBC), those games mean more to the Dolphins than any other team, making Christmas more interesting for Dolfans than anyone ever could have envisioned.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/20/16: Young Cornerbacks Stepping Up - 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.

Dolphins sign Trevor Reilly from Patriots practice squad - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins made a roster move on Monday, adding linebacker Trevor Reilly from the practice squad of the New England Patriots. The Dolphins linebacker corps has been racked with injuries...

Fins Aren't Meeting Expectations, They're Shattering Them - The Phinsider
A Wildcard Team Has No Shot At The Super Bowl ? Don't Tell That To The Dolphins

Is Mike Pouncey the most important player to Dolphins rushing offense? - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has landed on injured reserve as his chronic hip issues continues to bother him. Pouncey has had surgeries on both hips, and the issue continues to be a problem,...

NFL Power Rankings 2016 Week 16: Dolphins climbing back toward top ten - The Phinsider
The Dolphins picked up a win over the New York Jets in Week 15. How does that reflect on their power rankings?

Pro Bowl 2017 rosters to be announced tonight - The Phinsider
The league will announce the all-star rosters tonight.

Week 15: Miami Dolphins Stock Watch - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins took one more step towards the playoffs last weekend. This is your one-stop guide to how Miami performed.