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The Splash Zone 1/16/23: Dolphins season comes to an end in Buffalo

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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Heading into the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills game, no one gave the Dolphins a chance. The Dolphins proved them all wrong and gave the Bills a fight. The Dolphins defense played their butts off to keep this team in the game but issues on offense were the culprit for this loss. Issues on offense we have seen all year actually. Poor clock management, wasting timeouts, and penalties at the worst times have plagued this team all season. This is fitting because the Dolphins lost this game on a delay of game penalty when it was 4th and 1 which backed them up to 4th and 5.

But now it’s time to get into offseason mode and the Dolphins will have plenty of decisions to make to help this team reach the postseason again.

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

Miami Dolphins Put Up Valiant Effort Against Buffalo But Come Up Short - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The Miami Dolphins took the lead after trailing 17-0 but couldn't hold on in their wild-card playoff game at Buffalo

Dolphins at Bills

Dolphins blow best chance at beating Bills with butchered 4th-down sequence, wasted timeouts
The Dolphins burned all three of their second-half timeouts on offense to avoid delay-of-game penalties.

Bills edge Dolphins, 34-31, advance to AFC Divisional Round
The Buffalo Bills held off the Miami Dolphins, 34-31, to advance to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Dolphins vs. Bills - NFL Game Recap - January 15, 2023 | ESPN
Get a recap of the Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills football game.

One and Done: Dolphins See Second Half Lead Evaporate in Wild Card Loss to Bills – NBC 6 South Florida
For the first time since the 2016 season, the Miami Dolphins found themselves in the AFC Playoffs. For the fourth straight trip to the postseason, it was a one...

Dolphins Push Buffalo to the Brink in 34-31 Wild Card Loss
The Miami Dolphins gave the Buffalo Bills all they could handle in their Wild Card matchup at Highmark Stadium, but their division rivals prevailed, 34-31, on Sunday afternoon in a four-hour thriller.

Miami Dolphins-Buffalo Bills Wild-Card Playoff Complete Observations - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Breaking down the key moments from the Miami Dolphins' 34-31 wild-card playoff loss against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium

Mike McDaniel

The One Thing Miami Dolphins Coach Mike McDaniel Must Fix This Offseason
Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel explained the late-game operational meltdown that handed the Buffalo Bills a three-point Wild Card victory.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Despite concussions, Tua Tagovailoa expected to return as Dolphins’ 2023 starter, report says
Comprehensive and up-to-date Miami Dolphins news, scores, schedule, stats and roster

Report: Miami Dolphins Sticking With Tua as Starter in 2023 - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
The next question with Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa will concern the team's long-term plays with him

Tua Tagovailoa Career Update: What's Next for the Miami Dolphins Quarterback
Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said he'd be "a fool" not to bring back quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in 2023.

Dolphins Defensive Line

Dolphins' Zach Sieler scores Big Man Tuddy and solidifies core member role
Zach Sieler is a key member of the Miami Dolphins' young defensive core.

Dolphins Offseason

Miami Dolphins Offseason Preview 2023: Free Agents, Cut Candidates, and Team Needs
A first look at the Miami Dolphins' 2023 offseason, with a rundown of their free agents, cut candidates, cap space, and team needs.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Miami Dolphins News 1/15/23: Dolphins/Bills, Wild-Card showdown - 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 vs. Bills TV schedule: Start time, TV channel, live stream, odds for Wildcard Round - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins visit the Buffalo Bills for the third game between the AFC East rivals this year. Now in the playoffs, here is everything you need to know to watch today’s game.

SCHEFTER: Tua Tagovailoa to return as Dolphins’ starting quarterback in 2023 - The Phinsider
According to an early morning report from ESPN’s lead NFL Insider, Adam Schefter, Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected back as the starter for Miami in 2023.

Dolphins vs. Bills Wild Card 2023 final score, immediate reactions to Miami’s loss to Buffalo - The Phinsider
The Buffalo Bills came away with a close win over the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round of the 2023 Playoffs.