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The Splash Zone 1/8/17: Dolphins Set To Face Off Against The Steelers In Wildcard Game

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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 the moment we have been waiting years for, playoff football featuring the Dolphins. The Dolphins will be facing off against the Steelers at 1 p.m today in some frigid weather. This will not be any easy game, but looking back at this season, none of the Dolphins were easy wins. They earned all those wins playing as a team and just finding ways to win. It was a great season with a rookie head coach. Win or lose, this team made a lot of fans proud this year.

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

Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Wild Card preview | FOX Sports
For the first time since 2008 the Miami Dolphins will be playing at least one extra game at the end of the season.A lot has been said about how the Dolphins got to the post-season. Clawing, fighting, and never giving up. The team has earned a lot of respect from a season ago. Even though much of t...

Dolphins at Steelers

Win or lose: 5 keys for Miami Dolphins to upend Pittsburgh Steelers | The Daily Dolphin
PITTSBURGH—Few outside of South Florida are giving the Dolphins a chance to go into Pittsburgh and win Sunday, but it’s not out of the question. Miami beat the Steelers solidly in October, and there’s a formula for that to happen again.

Steelers "salty" about loss to Dolphins, out for revenge
Pittsburgh Steelers

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers: Predicting rough road for Fins | The Daily Dolphin

What are our Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers in the wild-card round of the playoffs? STAFF PREDICTIONS Joe Schad, Beat writer Too much Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.

Hyde: Do Dolphins have one more surprise in them? | Commentary - Sun Sentinel
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the favorite in their AFC wild-card playoff game with the Miami Dolphins – and that's fine in a Dolphins season that has overcome the odds.

Miami Dolphins need another freaky, rare, outlier effort from Jay Ajayi against Steelers | The Daily Dolphin
PITTSBURGH — The offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, an affable, gregarious, loquacious man named Clyde Christensen, was discussing the common denominators of 200-yard rushing performances this week. "Freaky...Rare...Outliers," Christensen said of topping the 200-yard mark.

If this is to be Dolphins’ ‘showcase to the world,’ it must start with upset win Sunday | Miami Herald
Miami's first time in the NFL playoffs since 2008 finds the Dolphins 11-point underdogs, a rarity for the postseason. Only 14 times the entire regular season were there were double-digit point spreads. Those underdogs were 0-14. By that measure, if Miami is to win its first playoff game since 2000, it must shock the league with what would be the biggest upset of the entire season.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

Jarvis Landry: Dolphins have been doubted all year | ProFootballTalk
As the Dolphins prepare to face the Steelers in the playoffs on Sunday, most objective observers are picking Pittsburgh to win. And that doesn't surprise Miami receiver Jarvis Landry; he says the Dolphins have been doubted all year.

Dolphins Defensive Line

The unsinkable Cameron Wake is going to the playoffs
You’d understand if Cameron Wake grabbed a mic every now and then, solely to remind NFL executives of all the big mistakes they made regarding him. The running …

Miami Dolphins' $40 million defensive line keeping them afloat
Miami Dolphins' $40 million defensive line keeping them afloat

Cameron Wake to doubters of he and Dolphins: ‘Here I am. Here we are.’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake is going to play his first career playoff game on Sunday. And Wake is highly motivated for many reasons, none more than those who doubted him and his team. Wake, 34, had 11.5 sacks in his return from a torn Achilles tendon last season.

Dolphins Secondary

How important has Byron Maxwell been to the Miami Dolphins’ defense? | Dolphins Wire
Nobody thought Maxwell was a good signing when he came to Miami in the offseason, but just how good has he been this season?

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The Splash Zone 1/7/17: Previewing Sunday's Game Against The Steelers - 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 Face Daunting Task At Pittsburgh - The Phinsider
Miami and Pittsburgh will face off in a Sunday Wildcard showdown.

Caption This! - The Phinsider
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Miami Dolphins Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Playoffs Edition: 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.