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The Splash Zone 12/26/16: Dolphins Are Officially In the Playoffs

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.

For the first time since 2008, the Miami Dolphins will be playing in the postseason. Adam Gase has made the team relevant again and that is with injuries to Pro Bowl players such as Reshad Jones, Mike Pouncey, and we can't forget Ryan Tannehill. This team started 1-4 and now sit at 10-5. The Dolphins may not go far (who am I kidding, Super Bowl bound baby!) but at least we, as fans, have hope for the future of this team and it looks bright with Adam Gase leading the way.

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

NFL playoff scenarios: Miami Dolphins clinch at least sixth seed | The Daily Dolphin
The Dolphins are back in the playoffs, completing a stunning turnaround from their 1-4 start and ending the franchise’s eight-year postseason drought.

Dolphins at Bills

Dolphins players weigh in on a Bills linebacker head-butting their coach | FOX Sports
Jerry Hughes appeared to bump heads with Miami's special teams coach.

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

Ryan Tannehill has cast off leg | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins outlasted the Bills in overtime for a 34-31 win on Saturday, which puts them in position to clinch a playoff spot if the Chiefs beat the Broncos on Sunday night. That win came despite a sometimes shaky outing for quarterback Matt Moore.

Adam Gase blames himself for Matt Moore’s slow start | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Matt Moore is 2-0 as the quarterback of the Miami Dolphins this season, and he led the team to an overtime victory at Buffalo on Saturday.

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)?" ...

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins: This is most impressive season of Cam Wake's career
Dolphins: You're watching most impressive season of Cam Wake's career

Dolphins 2016 Season

The Dolphins look and feel like a playoff-caliber team - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
They're not in the playoffs just yet, but the Dolphins have all the characteristics of a playoff team.

Miami Dolphins 'taking what we want;' playoffs within grasp
The Dolphins haven’t shown this in forever.

Phinisder News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/25/16: Jay Ajayi Carries Dolphins To Victory In Overtime - 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 at Bills sideline scuffle: Jerry Hughes appears to headbutt Darren Rizzi - The Phinsider
Late in the fourth quarter, Miami Dolphins kick returner Jakeem Grant broke a return out to the 41-yard line after the Buffalo Bills kicked off following a field goal. The game was getting tight as...

AFC Playoff standings through Week 16 Saturday - The Phinsider
The NFL’s Week 16 schedule continues through its spread out Thursday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday schedule with today’s two Christmas day games. The majority of the schedule was completed on Saturday,...

Ryan Tannehill injury update: QB no longer in cast - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill is progressing from the sprained knee ligaments he suffered two weeks ago.