Almost, but no cigar.
The Dolphins foisted a magic trick on their fans yesterday in a 31-24 loss to the New England Patriots. The Fins managed to lose twice in the same day. They dug themselves a 31-3 hole that had everyone on social media cursing their existence. It was over. Same old Dolphins, only seemingly worse. Then Ryan Tannehill morphed into Dan Marino for a half, and the Dolphins cut the deficit to 31-24. Could this be the greatest comeback in Dolphins history? No. It could not, and would not.
The Dolphins lost 31-24. They are 0-2. The standings do not reflect close losses. This is not soccer.
There is a lot of football left in this season, but it's pretty clear the Dolphins don't have enough on the defensive side of the ball to be a contender. The realization that the few nuggets of excellence that fans occasionally find in the family-size bag of atrociousness won't be enough to change things has fans contemplating what kind of relationship they find themselves in. The perpetual
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