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Jaylen Waddle steps up in Tyreek Hill’s absence - The Splash Zone 12/19/23

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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It just wasn’t a good week for the Miami Dolphins after their loss to the Tennessee Titans last Monday. The Dolphins couldn’t take care of business and sustained even more injuries to key players. One of those players was Tyreek Hill, who has been playing at an MVP level all season. Fans were edge when Hill was listed as an inactive on Sunday against the New York Jets, as it looked like the wide receiver was going to play. But the Dolphins have another receiver on their team that is capable of taking over games and his name is Jaylen Waddle. Compared to last season, Waddle just hasn’t been as productive as he has been dealing with a few injuries. But against the Jets, we caught a glimpse of the Waddle we have all grown accustomed to as he shredded the Jets pass defense.

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

Dolphins' Jaylen Waddle fills Tyreek Hill void in win over Jets - ESPN
Waddle had 142 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight catches as Miami blew out the Jets 30-0.


Mike McDaniel

Miami Dolphins Head Coach Mike McDaniel Takeaways Day After Dolphins-Jets Week 15 Game - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel looks back on his team's 30-0 victory against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium


Dolphins Offense

Miami Dolphins skill players are about to make franchise history - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Miami Dolphins offense should make history against Dallas Cowboys


Dolphins Quarterbacks

Irrefutable Evidence That Tua Tagovailoa Is the Miami Dolphins' 2023 MVP
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa isn't as dynamic when Tyreek Hill is off the field, but he is more efficient, and it's not particularly close.


Dolphins Running Backs

Miami Dolphins Have Potential Trump Card in Week 16 Matchup With Dallas Cowboys
Miami Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert had a historic day in Week 15, but it wasn't his best. He should have a chance to get back on track against the Dallas Cowboys.


Dolphins Defense

Dolphins defense get standout performance from stand-in players in shutout win over the Jets
The Dolphins pitched their first shutout since 2020 and only second since 2014 despite missing numerous starters on defense.

Dolphins' defense helping its offense in a big way as the final stretch begins - A to Z Sports
Miami's offense has been getting a lot of help from other areas of the team lately


Dolphins Defensive Line

Miami Dolphins OLB Bradley Chubb leading the NFL in one important category - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Chubb is making the kind of impact the Dolphins were seeking when they made the big trade for him


Dolphins 2023 Season

Miami Dolphins 2023 Week 15 Snap Count Observations - Sports Illustrated Miami Dolphins News, Analysis and More
Cedrick Wilson Jr., Elijah Campbell and Alec Ingold were among the Miami Dolphins with noteworthy playing time against the New York Jets

Miami Dolphins Injury Update: Latest on Hill, Jackson, Howard, Holland, Ogbah, Hunt, and Others
The Miami Dolphins' list of injuries is long and getting longer. Mike McDaniel provided an updated on the biggest names during his Monday news conference.


Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Dolphins dominate Jets 30-0 - Miami Dolphins News 12/18/23 - 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.

The Good, Bad & Ugly from the Miami Dolphins Week 15 decimation of the New York Jets - The Phinsider
Dolphins blank the Jets in bounce-back victory.

NFL betting odds: Jets vs. Dolphins opening line starts moving after Miami’s loss to Titans, multiple injuries - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins head into a pivotal Week 16 contest against the Dallas Cowboys as slight favorites.

3 Reasons Why The Dolphins Beat The Jets In Week 15 - Recap - 2023 - The Phinsider
In this weekly column, I outline three reasons why the Dolphins won or lost their previous game, and provide a short preview for next week’s game.

2023 Week 14 winners picks: Packers vs Giants, Titans vs. Dolphins Monday Night Football odds - The Phinsider
Week 15 of the 2023 NFL season comes to an end with an NFC Monday Night Football showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks. Who do our experts think will win?

Dolphins’ Andrew Van Ginkel played the majority of Sunday’s win over the New York Jets with a broken nose - The Phinsider
Andrew Van Ginkel’s gritty performance shouldn’t be overlooked.

MNF: Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks Live Thread & Game Info - The Phinsider
Join us live to follow and discuss this evening’s Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks.