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The Splash Zone 12/14/17: Young Players Stepping Up For The 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.

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Xavien Howard had a coming out party against the Denver Broncos. The second year corner recorded his first (and second) regular season interception(s). He wasn’t done however as he was able to lock down Brandin Cooks and record two more interceptions against Tom Brady. There were times during the season where people were beginning to question if Howard would ever “get it”. It seems like the light has finally come on though and hopefully Howard can continue to grow into a great corner.

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

Youth movement: Dolphins reaping rewards from young players' development | FOX Sports
After five straight losses, the Dolphins (6-7) have won two in a row. They might make the playoffs as a wild-card team if they sweep their last three games.

Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake hopes ‘perfection’ snowballs during Buffalo trip | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Could one of the hottest Dolphins suddenly go cold this weekend? Kenyan Drake, coming off his second consecutive 100-yard rushing day, doesn’t think so, but until he walks out to warm up in Buffalo on Sunday, he can’t know for sure.

Dolphins at Bills

Buffalo Bills’ QB situation becomes clearer; coach Sean McDermott talks about Miami Dolphins | The Daily Dolphin
The Buffalo Bills are coming off an epic 13-7 overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts in a driving snowstorm. Next up are the Dolphins in a game Miami badly needs to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Buffalo Bills, who host Miami Dolphins next, issue public plea for help shoveling snow | The Daily Dolphin
South Floridians who thought the Dolphins-Patriots game was played in rather chilly 55-degree temperatures are given a free pass to chuckle at this one.

Miami Dolphins: Never fear, Ricky ran for 228 in a Buffalo snow globe | Dave's Digital Domain
Let it snow. I’m saying that because absolutely anything can happen when a football game is played in wintry conditions, and because the Miami Dolphins are at the stage of the season where absolutely everything must happen in order for them to make the playoffs.

Dolphins 2017 Season

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Dolphins surging in Week 15 NFL power rankings
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How the Dolphins went 11 for 11 stopping Tom Brady on third downs | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--This was the best anyone's ever done against Tom Brady when it comes to stopping him on third downs. The Dolphins' defense came through on 11 of 11 third-down tries by New England in their 27-20 upset Monday, marking the first time since 1991 that the Patriots failed to convert a singl...

The Tape Don’t Lie: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, a review | The Daily Dolphin
From chumps to chumps to chumps to chumps to chumps to — who are these Miami Dolphins? What a joy to watch. What a total team effort. What a way to not just beat the New England Patriots, but thrash them.

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