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The Splash Zone 1/1/17: Dolphins Set To Face Off Against The Patriots

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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.

It's a new year and the Dolphins will be facing off against the AFC East champs, the Patriots. Both teams have secured a playoff spot but both teams will be playing their starters since both teams can obtain different postseason scenarios. The Patriots have struggled in Miami as of late, so can the Dolphins keep the streak alive and beat a Super Bowl contender. Adam Gase has changed the culture in that locker room, so you can bet the Dolphins are going to put up a fight and protect their homefield.

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

Breaking down the opponent: Miami Dolphins (Week 17) - CBSSports.com
Breaking down the Miami Dolphins in the Patriots regular season finale.

Patriots at Dolphins

Hyde5: How The Dolphins (gulp) Beat the Patriots - Sun Sentinel
There are some oddities to this game that both sides presumably will ignore. First, the Dolphins will have a difficult time changing their playoff status.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Fantasy Fins: Will Matt Moore establish a main target on Sunday? | The Daily Dolphin
The ability to predict the value of Dolphins wide receivers has taken a major hit with the injury to Ryan Tannehill. Though beneficial for the team, Matt Moore’s spreading of the wealth on offense has made selecting a top target a difficult task.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Pending free agent tight end Dion Sims: ‘I would love to stay’ with Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims already has a career-high in catches and touchdowns and after the season, he'll be a free agent. "I'd love to stay around," Sims said Friday. "Yeah, for sure.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins to voters: Please consider Cameron Wake for Comeback Player of the Year | Miami Herald
Cameron Wake came back from last year’s season-ending Achilles’ tendon tear to lead the Dolphins in sacks at age 34 and the Miami Dolphins have mounted a campaign to get that recognized as worthy of the NFL’s comeback player of the year award.

Dolphisn 2016 Season

What under-the-radar Miami Dolphins deserve special credit? Players weigh in | Miami Herald
The Dolphins’ neon names (Cam Wake, Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry) have received plenty of warranted credit for Miami’s turnaround. So have many of their prominent teammates, from Branden Albert to Jay Ajayi to Ryan Tannehill.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/31/16: Previewing Sunday's Game Against The Patirots - 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.

Miami Dolphins Vs. New England Patriots: 3 Key Match-Ups - The Phinsider
Let’s take a look at 3 of the most important battles, individual and team-wide, at determining the outcome of this week’s game.

Caption This! - The Phinsider
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MarQueis Gray signs 2-year contract extension - The Phinsider
Miami locks up another player who was headed toward free agency.

Tannehill, Amendola, Jones ruled out for Patriots at Dolphins - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will host the New England Patriots for the regular season-finale as both teams look to solidify their seeding in the AFC Playoffs. Both teams have plenty for which to play in...

Patriots at Dolphins TV schedule, online stream, odds, weather, more - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins finish the 2016 regular season with their third-straight AFC East game, this time hosting the New England Patriots. We have everything you need to know, including game time, how to watch on TV, listen on the radio, stream online, game odds, and lots more.