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The Splash Zone 1/4/17: Steelers Eager For Rematch Against Dolphins

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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.

The last time these teams met, the Dolphins came away with the upset and was the game where the Dolphins season started to turn around. It was also Jay Ajayi's first 200 yard game. So you can bet the Steelers are really eager to face the Dolphins again. I think a lot of people/analyst are overlooking this matchup. This could end up being a great game. No matter the outcome, I am so glad the Dolphins finally made the playoffs.

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

Healthy Steelers eager for rematch with Dolphins - Sun Sentinel
The last two Januarys, the Pittsburgh Steelers walked into the stadium for a playoff game hoping there were enough warm bodies to go around.

Dolphins at Steelers

Dolphins facing Steelers -- and bitter cold -- this Sunday - Sun Sentinel
It will be colder than freezing on Sunday in western Pennsylvania when the Dolphins take the field in their first playoff game since 2008.

Dolphins-Steelers: Miami's chances hinge on patchwork secondary
Dolphins-Steelers: Miami's chances hinge on patchwork secondary

AC In The AM: Dolphins Quickly Turn The Page
Despite the disappointment of a loss to the Patriots, there was no lingering effect Monday at the team’s training facility. It was all about Pittsburgh.

Jarvis Landry stock up, Tony Lippett stock down for Miami Dolphins - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins enter the playoffs banged up at several positions, but receiver Jarvis Landry continues to be a steady performer for the offense.

Inexperienced Dolphins believe they're ready for playoff intensity - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
Not much playoff experience? Miami coach Adam Gase says his young roster will quickly grasp the added tension of the postseason Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Injured Dolphins vets Mike Pouncey, Reshad Jones and Koa Misi will miss playoff experience - Sun Sentinel
The lifetime Miami Dolphins -- Mike Pouncey, Reshad Jones and Koa Misi -- will not t make their playoff debut Sunday because they are injured.

Former Dolphins

Jason Taylor named Hall of Fame Finalist in first year of eligibility - Sun Sentinel
Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins' all-time sack leader, was named a Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2017 finalist in his first year of eligibility.

Adam Gase

Miami Dolphins: Gase is a rookie coach with lots of playoff experience | Dave's Digital Domain
For all of his success as the NFL’s winningest coach, Don Shula’s overall record in the playoffs was barely above .500 at 19-17, and that’s with Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Bob Griese and Dan Marino at quarterback for most of those games.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins defend Ndamukong Suh against latest "dirty" charges | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins teammates and coaches rallied to the defense of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, after the latest round charges that he's a "dirty player." "He's an amazing player," Dolphins defensive end Andre Branch said, via Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.

Dolphins 2016 Season

The big play: 78-yard swing on Dolphins RB Damien Williams’ fumble | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--While the final result of the Dolphins' 35-14 loss to New England looked decisive, it might've been significantly different if not for one play gone awry. Miami forced the Patriots into a punt to start the fourth quarter and was driving with a chance to make it a one-score game.

The tape don’t lie: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins, a review | The Daily Dolphin
Dolphins coach Adam Gase says, "The tape don’t lie." So each week, I’ll give the game tape a closer look. Here are some things I noticed: Because of injuries, Miami is asking some defensive players to do more than anyone planned.

Dolphins finish behind Broncos in ESPN's final Power Rankings - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
The Dolphins finished at No. 12 following their blowout loss last week to the Patriots.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 1/3/17: Gase Will Have A Better Idea On Tannehill By Tuesday - 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 snap counts on offense versus Patriots Week 17 - The Phinsider
Reviewing the offensive snap counts for the Dolphins against the Patriots.

This Day in Dolphins History: Nick Saban quit - The Phinsider
It’s been ten years. He’s still a quitter.

Dolphins defensive snap counts versus Patriots Week 17 - The Phinsider
The defensive snap count review for the Miami Dolphins from their Week 17 game against the New England Patriots.

Dolphins have 40 players set to make first postseason appearance - The Phinsider
The Dolphins do not have a lot of experience in the playoffs, but they do have some.

Vance Joseph interview requests from Rams, Bills, Chargers - The Phinsider
The Dolphins’ defensive coordinator is a hot commodity this year.

NFL power rankings: Playoffs ahead - The Phinsider
A final set of NFL power rankings for the 2016 season.

Dolphins 2017 schedule among hardest in league - The Phinsider
Miami’s 2017 schedule is going to put the playoff team to the test.