clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

The Splash Zone 12/18/17: Dolphins Playoff Hopes Shattered

New, comments

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 v Buffalo Bills Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

In typical Dolphin fashion, the Dolphins managed to beat the New England Patriots and then act like they forgot how to play football. The loss to the Buffalo Bills pretty much seals the deal for the Dolphins 2017 season. But the Dolphins can get their revenge in two weeks. The team had their ups and downs, a lot of downs actually. But it’s pretty amazing they managed to stay in contention after everything that happened before and after the season started.

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

Miami Dolphins come up short against Buffalo Bills | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins, days after beating defending Super Bowl champion New England, laid an egg in losing to the Buffalo Bills.


Dolphins at Bills

With Miami Dolphins season (all but) over, 10 things we learned | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Now that this is over, and really, really over, even if not officially over, there is really no reason not to conduct the exit interviews on the Miami Dolphins season now.

Grading the Miami Dolphins (and crushing Jay Cutler) for the 24-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills | The Daily Dolphin
A game the Dolphins had to have was one they didn't get Sunday. A week after looking so good against the division-leading Patriots, they headed up to Buffalo and came away 24-16 losers. Breaking it down: Quarterback Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor looked like Jay Cutler against the Patriots.

How satisfied are you with the Dolphins? Vote in postgame poll | Miami Herald
Greg Cote shares his thoughts on Dolphins’ playoff-hope-killing loss in Buffalo on Sunday, and invites your thoughts via the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter postgame poll. Vote now!

5 instant takeaways: Buffalo Bills 24, Miami Dolphins 16 | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—The Dolphins’ stunning upset of the Patriots on national television was the thrill of the season. This was the opposite. Miami fell flat with a demoralizing letdown against the Bills, trailing the entire afternoon in a 24-16 loss at New Era Field on Sunday.

Dolphins' playoff hopes all but end in Buffalo after major letdown - Miami Dolphins Blog- ESPN
After beating the Patriots this past Monday, the Dolphins failed to build on their momentum, falling to 6-8 with a disappointing loss to the Bills.


Dolphins Secondary

What did Miami Dolphins’ Xavien Howard make of key fourth-quarter penalty call? | The Daily Dolphin
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Xavien Howard was called for illegal use of the hands with less than seven minutes to play in Miami's loss at Buffalo. Tyrod Taylor's scramble came up 3 yards short of a first down but instead of a punt, Buffalo was awarded a first down.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 12/17/17: Bills And Dolphins To Face Off In Buffalo - 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 at Bills Week 15 TV schedule, online stream, odds, weather, more - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins will finally meet with the Buffalo Bills in the 2017 season, playing them for the first time this year and the first of two meetings over a 14 day span. The Bills are currently...

Dolphins at Bills final score, immediate reactions - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins met with the Buffalo Bills in a Week 15 meeting between the two AFC East rivals. Both teams came into the game looking to keep their playoff hopes alive, with the Bills entering...