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The Splash Zone 12/9/18: New England Patriots at Miami 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.

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Patriots will be looking to clinch the AFC East today with a win over the Dolphins. But things tend to get weird when the Pats come to Miami as the Dolphins almost always seems to come away with the upset. The Dolphins have been a middle of the road team all season but are still somehow in the hunt for the postseason. Though they probably won’t catch the Patriots in the East, the team is vying for one of those wildcard spots and has managed to stay in contention even with all these injuries.

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

When the Patriots visit the Miami Dolphins, the inexplicable happens - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
DAVIE — There are explanations, if you look hard enough.There are games in which Tom Brady didn’t play like Tom Brady. A game in which Jay Cutler (fortunately for the Dolphins) didn’t play like Jay Cutler. A game in which the New England Patriots pretty much tanked it.


Patriots at Dolphins

Patriots should thump Dolphins on Sunday ... but you never know - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
The Patriots visit Hard Rock Stadium Sunday and here is how some of us see it going: The injury to Xavien Howard is potentially crippling. The status of the interior of Miami’s offensive line is highly concerning. All this talk about how bad Tom Brady is in South Florida and how good Ryan Tannehill is in South Florida?

Three position groups to watch for Miami Dolphins vs. Patriots - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
If the Dolphins have any hope of avoiding another season of mediocrity they’ll have to upset the visiting New England Patriots on Sunday.A look at three areas of concern for Miami: * Defensive backs: This actually could be the first, second and third area of concern.


Dolphins Secondary

Miami Dolphins' Torry McTyer is playing for his deceased friend and to highlight suicide prevention - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer may start in place of sidelined Xavien Howard on Sunday against the Patriots.And every time McTyer gets an opportunity to play, he feels like he's bringing his friend Kenny Keys with him.


Dolphins 2018 Season

Dolphins’ Chris Grier’s drafts go under evaluation microscope | Miami Herald
Unless the Miami Dolphins make the playoffs the work of people who head the organization, including general manager Chris Grier will be evaluated and so far his three drafts have had significant hits and one obvious miss.


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Dolphins promote Jalen Davis, waive Dee Delaney - The Phinsider
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Cameron Wake is timeless - The Phinsider
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Miami Dolphins defensive Cameron Wake explains jersey number 91 - The Phinsider
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