The Miami Dolphins are finishing their fourth straight non-playoff season. The New England Patriots have clinched their fourth consecutive AFC East title. So what’s there to play for in Sunday’s regular-season finale? Plenty, both teams say.
New England will be looking for a second win against a Dolphins team they defeated by a touchdown in Week 13. The Dolphins, however, are seeking to best the AFC East division champs in order to end their season on a positive note.
With an underwhelming offense that needs upgrades to become playoff-worthy, the Miami Dolphins this winter could be eager to reach a deal with a 1,000-yard rusher who can also catch passes and score from anywhere on the field.
The Miami Dolphins victory on Sunday was a hollow one because the team was eliminated from the playoffs. But, the game was also an audition of sorts for left tackle Jonathan Martin and running back Reggie Bush.
Reggie Bush caught two touchdown passes and scored on a short run Sunday to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Bills 24-10.
It’s unlikely at this point, but the Miami Dolphins at least have a slight chance to earn a postseason spot. The Buffalo Bills’ playoff drought continues.
The Dolphins appear to have the edge in their upcoming matchup against a Bills team which has given up a total of 65 points in its last two contests.
Throwing, running and sliding, Ryan Tannehill left the Jacksonville Jaguars reeling. Tannehill made the most of his mobility, passing for 220 yards — often on rollouts — to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Jaguars 24-3.
Chad Henne, who was tapped as the starting quarterback for the Jaguars following Blaine Gabbert’s injury, will look to hand his former team a third straight loss when Jacksonville visits Miami this weekend.
The Dolphins don’t have any major injury concerns heading into Sunday’s AFC East showdown while the absence of a few New England players could affect the outcome of the game.