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The Splash Zone 12/13/17: Can Dolphins Return To The Postseason?

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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.

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I can’t believe I’m actually still typing this, but the Dolphins still have a chance at making it into the postseason. Firstly, the team has to win out and that is entirely possible with the Dolphins facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills (twice). The Dolphins have to win these next three weeks and hope for a few things to happen in the AFC.

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

Dolphins need to win out, get help to return to playoffs | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins do not control their own destiny. They could win out and miss the playoffs. Breaking down the help they need.


Adam Gase

What Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said Tuesday (Bills week)
Adam Gase is feeling bold after two big wins.

Adam Gase and Dolphins outcoach Bill Belichick and Patriots | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — We can start with the notion that overall, the Dolphins outplayed and outcoached the Patriots, because well, it seems quite clear that's exactly what Bill Belichick thought after Miami's stunning 27-20 win on Monday night that was never really that close.


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Shannon Sharpe on Jay Cutler: ‘frustrating to see what he&r
Fox Sports host and former NFL player Shannon Sharpe wasn’t impressed by Dolphins quarterback...


Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins | Drake goes for 114 yards on the ground | Miami Herald
Kenyan Drake accounted for more than half of Miami’s yards from scrimmage, and may have won the starting job for both this year and beyond.


Dolphins Wide Receivers

Miami Dolphins | Jakeem Grant surprise hero in win | Miami Herald
Jakeem Grant is a man of his words. Just ask his kids after Miami’s upset victory over New England Monday.


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins’ Jordan Phillips: Pats’ David Andrews ‘dirty player’ | The Daily Dolphin
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Jordan Phillips called Patriots offensive lineman David Andrews a "dirty player" in an Instagram post. Phillips made the comment in connection with a video he posted which shows Andrews diving at Phillips' left leg after a screen pass in completed.


Dolphins 2017 Season

The win over Denver two weeks ago gave Dolphins their swagger back | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—It seemed like nothing at the time, just a meaningless slap fight between two teams going nowhere. But for the Dolphins, it might have been the turning point of their season.

Kenyan Drake, Xavien Howard offer Dolphins hope for the future - NFL Nation- ESPN
Miami appears to have found a No. 1 running back and No. 1 cornerback during the month of December in Kenyan Drake and Xavien Howard.

Miami Dolphins do things different and beat New England Patriots | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins tried a bunch of new things and got a different result in beating the New England Patriots Monday night.

Dolphins in for wild ride, but out to prove they’re a “special team” | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—One thing that should be said of the Dolphins regardless of how this season turns out is that they never backed down from their belief that they had enough talent to do legitimate winning.

Sports media members compliment Dolphins in Monday night victory over
Fans weren’t the only people who were stunned at the Miami Dolphins upset win over the New Eng...

A 3-0 finish could send Miami Dolphins back to playoffs, so can they do it? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami’s upset of the Patriots on Monday Night Football has the Dolphins back in the playoff picture at 6-7. If the Dolphins can win out over the final three weeks of the season, there’s a decent chance they’ll make the playoffs for the second consecutive year under Adam Gase.

Dolphins’ locker room erupts into “rare” party after beating Patriots | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS—There have been some library-level silences in the Dolphins’ locker room this season, even after some of the uglier wins. This was much more of a party.

For Miami Dolphins, playoff berth remains long shot – but so was beating Patriots | The Daily Dolphin
MIAMI GARDENS — It’s still crazy to think about, of course. The Dolphins still have a losing record, are 10th in the AFC standings and play two of their final three games on the road.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/12/17: Christmas Comes Early As Dolphins Upset The Patriots - 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.

Pro Football Focus: Xavien Howard Stellar in Miami Dolphins Victory - The Phinsider
Miami Dolphins corner back Xavien Howard steals the show for the second week in a row.

NFL Playoff Picture: AFC Update after Week 14 Monday Night Football - The Phinsider
The NFL’s Week 14 schedule concluded last night with the Miami Dolphins beating the New England Patriots 27-20. While the final score seemed fairly close, the game never felt that way, with Miami...

Kenyan Drake becoming feature running back for Miami Dolphins - The Phinsider
Kenyan Drake ran for 114 yards on 25 carries during the Miami Dolphins’ 27-20 win over the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football to close out the Week 14 NFL schedule. A week earlier, the...