After one of the best football weekends in quite a while, this is a good time to unwind, digest and examine a playoff picture and an NFL landscape that makes a lot more sense heading into the final month of the season.
The Dolphins (6-5) are in the middle of the AFC playoff picture, hoping to make the postseason for the first time since 2008. First up is a Monday night showdown with the struggling Jets (2-9).
The Miami Dolphins have the potential to be a match-up nightmare for a struggling New York Jets team.
Can the Denver Broncos get back to their winning ways or will Miami hang another loss on Manning and company?
In a critical AFC East showdown last night, the Dolphins emerged with a 22-9 victory, scoring the game’s final 19 points in the last 18 minutes. Miami is now 6-4 with favorable home games against Baltimore, Minnesota, and the Jets, while Buffalo is 5-5 and a longshot to make the playoffs.
Ryan Tannehill threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson, and the Miami Dolphins took a 12-9 lead after three quarters of their AFC East matchup against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
Both teams are far more effective on the defensive side of the ball, and injuries are also a factor.
Turnovers will again be key, for both teams. Miami and Buffalo are tied for second in the NFL with 19 takeaways.
The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are tied for second place in the AFC East with identical 5-4 records, and this Thursday night game is going to say a lot for what their postseason future may hold. Ian Eagle of CBS Sports took some time to talk about the big game and how it could affect the rest of the season for both teams. Let’s just say, this is a must-win for both the Bills and Dolphins.
The always-entertaining Jets — though lately for the wrong reasons — will cross the Atlantic for the first time to play the rival Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in 2015.
As upsetting as it may be that the season is more than halfway over, I think we have a chance to have a terrific final stretch considering how many teams are in the mix for a playoff spot.
Democrats in Western New York are asking voters to take a long, hard look at Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino for the offense of being — yikes! — a Miami fan.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, traded barbs Monday over tax returns, tax assessments and family photos.
The Patriots being all alone in last place means absolutely nothing as far as the rest of the season is concerned. In terms of comedic value, however, it’s fantastic.
Coach Lovie Smith emphasized Monday that the Bucs had arranged a “visit” by the free agent guard but that a signing wasn’t necessarily imminent.