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The Splash Zone 12/25/16: Jay Ajayi Carries Dolphins To Victory In Overtime

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What a wild game. The Dolphins somehow managed to come out of Buffalo with a win after leading at halftime. The Dolphins defense was starting to fall apart and Matt Moore was not having the greatest of games. No problem though, we have Jay Ajayi. Ajayi eclipsed 200 yards again (206) and carried the team to victory in overtime. Thanks to Ajayi, Franks was able to kick the game winner and the Dolphins must now wait for the Chiefs to beat the Broncos to officially be in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

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

Ajayi rushes for 206 yards as Dolphins hold off Bills for OT win, move closer to clinching playoff berth - Sun Sentinel
Rex Ryan's resume isn’t overflowing with significant accomplishments, but the one thing he’s become an expert at is spoiling the Miami Dolphins’ season.

Dolphins at Bills

Dolphins bolster playoff hopes with overtime win | ProFootballTalk
For much of the fourth quarter, it looked like the Dolphins were on their way to a loss that they'd lament for the entire offseason as the Bills were rallying from 14 points down against a defense that seemed incapable of stopping them.

Miami Dolphins, who were 1-4 to start season, now on verge of a playoff berth
The Dolphins looked dead when they started 1-4. Andrew Franks hit a career-long 55-yard field goal at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime. Bills kicker Dan Carpenter missed a field goal in overtime, and then when it looked like the game was headed toward a tie, Miami running back Jay

Game recap: Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2016 | Miami Herald
Dolphins win for the ninth time in 10 games. But none were as harrowing -- and exhilarating -- as their first triumph in Buffalo in five years.

NFL playoff scenarios: Three ways Miami Dolphins can clinch spot | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.--The Dolphins' 31-28 overtime win at Buffalo today was a big step toward making the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Miami continues to control the race for a wildcard spot and can clinch if any of the following take place (using The New York Times' helpful playoff f...

Quick hits: Five takeaways from the Dolphins’ 31-28 win at Buffalo | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—Miami is now one game away from clinching a playoff berth. The Dolphins’ 31-28 win in overtime at Buffalo this afternoon put them at 10-5 and on the cusp of reaching the postseason for the first time since 2008.

Dan Carpenter starts fight, Bills’ Hughes appears to head-butt Rizzi | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.--This got ugly fast. Former Dolphins kicker Dan Carpenter prompted a sideline ruckus during the Miami-Buffalo game today by taking out kick returner Jakeem Grant with a high hit.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill takes another step -- without use of crutches | Miami Herald
Ryan Tannehill’s injured left knee is making real progress. He’s out of a full leg cast and walking around without the use of crutches.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is no fluke; he’s a franchise back | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Jay Ajayi did it again. But he didn't just do it again, with 200-plus rushing yards against a Rex Ryan-coached Buffalo Bills team that left Western New York media grilling Ryan with questions like, "Can you imagine if it's your defense that leads you out (of town)?” ...

Miami Dolphins ride RB Jay Ajayi to doorstep of playoffs - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Jay Ajayi rushed for 206 yards, including a huge 57-yard dash in overtime, leading the Dolphins to a comeback victory at Buffalo.

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