It may not have been the prettiest win Miami Dolphins fans have ever witnessed, but it came against the Jets, so we'll take it! J-E-T-S SUCK! SUCK! SUCK!
The Dolphins beat the Jets 16-13 Monday night and would find themselves in the not-so-familiar position of being in the playoffs if the season ended today. The bad news is that the season does not end today. The good news is that the Dolphins will play the Jets once more this season and that the Jets are garbage water. So all the Dolphins have to do is be better than garbage water and they are guaranteed at least a .500 season. That seems like cheating, but again, Dolphins fans will take it.
Last night, the Dolphins nearly did that thing Dolphins fans are so used to: blowing the season against a terrible team toward the end of the schedule. The Fins needed a late field goal with less than two minutes left to beat a Jets team that completed just seven forward passes in the matchup.
The game was sealed when an errant (read: normal) Geno Smith pass found Rashad Jones' hands with less than a minute left on a deep pass. Miami now sits in a playoff position only because they were playing the Jets, and if you read that sentence a few times, it actually doesn't sound all that bad. Thanks, Jets! Sorry, America!
Ryan Tannehill finished a respectable-on-paper 25/35 for 235 yards but never got anything going all night and was nearly picked off numerous times. Outside of Tannehill's pedestrian game, nothing else went right for the team Monday night. Lamar Miller was held to just 56 yards rushing, and the Dolphins were gashed on defense for 277 yards on the ground.
The story of this game truly was the Jets just being that bad and refusing to pass the ball when situations called for it. Smith's 13 pass attempts were a low for any NFL QB this season, and the Jets clearly threw that many passes only because they were forced to do so at the end of the game.
Regardless of how it happened, it did, and the Dolphins now have pole position to make the playoffs -- can't complain about that. Below you will find the reasoning for why the Dolphins are the sixth seed even though there is a five-way tie in the AFC at 7-5. This is a thing you can read if you'd like.
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The Miami Dolphins take on the Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sun Life Stadium