The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots 27-20 Monday night in undoubtedly Miami's best performance of the season. Jay Cutler threw three pretty touchdowns. Kenyan Drake looked like a Pro Bowl running back, racking up more than 200 all-purpose yards. And on defense, second-year cornerback Xavien Howard looked like Deion Sanders while picking off Tom Brady twice.
The Dolphins played so well it almost makes you angry because now you know they had this sort of performance in them all this time.
But enough about the game. Let's talk about clothes. More specific, let's discuss the Dolphins' amazing throwback jerseys that the entire internet agrees need to become permanent as soon as possible. The Fins' superclean throwbacks are intended to look reminiscent of their inaugural 1966 look.
The kits include the traditional aqua jerseys with orange-and-white numbers, white pants, and eggshell-colored helmets with the original dolphin logo. They're so fierce-looking and a complete departure from the Sea World-esque uniforms the Fins wear on a weekly basis.
The look is a big hit with not only Dolphins fans and players but also pretty much everyone who has ever laid eyes on the team. The universal opinion on Twitter last night (which is a rarity) was that the Dolphins need to stop messing around and make their throwbacks a no-go-back: Everyone agrees, these jerseys are fire.
My only analysis is the Dolphins need to keep those uniforms for perpetuity. #MIAvsNE— Eric Adelson (@eric_adelson) December 12, 2017
Should the Dolphins wear their throwback uniforms all the time?— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 12, 2017
RT for Yes
FAV for Of course, yes! pic.twitter.com/oHDoalHd3t
Dolphins throwback uniforms >>>>>>>>>>>>> Dolphins normal uniforms.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 12, 2017
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Going to need an explanation from somebody as to why the Dolphins aren't wearing these uniforms consistently? They're perfect.— Chase Thomas (@chase__thomas) December 12, 2017
The win moves the Fins to 6-7 and gives them at least an outside shot of still making the playoffs. Yes, really. Somehow the Dolphins remain in the postseason hunt after everything they've been through both on and off the field. Next week, the team will travel to Buffalo, where the Bills are desperately begging residents to help shovel snow out of the stadium for $11 an hour.
All kidding aside, if the Dolphins win out they’re probably going to the playoffs, according to 538’s fun app. That 2 percent figure shows how hard doing that would be. https://t.co/8W2hFSP4T3— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) December 11, 2017
If the Dolphins escapes a frozen Buffalo with a win, you can be certain their luck has turned and it might be time to look up playoff tiebreakers. They should start by packing these throwback unis for the trip.