Analyzing the Dolphins playoff hopes entering week 15

On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins took a big step towards earning their first postseason berth since 2008.  The Dolphins will still need some help, but if they take care of their own business, things should fall into place for them.  If Ryan Tannehill continues to play well and be the offensive leader we all hoped he would be, they should be able to do just that.

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Photo Courtesy of Dolphins.com

Entering week 15, the Dolphins are 7-6 and tied with the Baltimore Ravens for the 6th seed in the AFC.  They still have an outside shot at catching the Patriots for the division lead….a very outside shot, so the wild card is the only realistic option.  The Dolphins would need to win out and hope the Patriots lose to the Ravens and Bills in the last 2 weeks of the season.  That’s probably not going to happen people. The most realistic shot for the Dolphins is for them to claim the 6th seed.

Right now, the Dolphins and Ravens are tied at 7-6, with the Jets and Chargers just one game back at 6-7.  All 4 of the teams vying for the final playoff spot have tough matchups this week:

Patriots at Dolphins; Ravens at Lions; Jets at Panthers; Chargers at Broncos……….

It is possible that every one of these playoff contenders could lose this weekend.  It sounds crazy, but in my opinion, the Dolphins might actually have the most winnable game of the bunch, considering they are at home and playing a division rival.  It is the Patriots though, who have been scoring points like crazy of late.  Looking at all of these teams’ remaining schedules, if the Dolphins can win on Sunday against the Patriots, they would be in GREAT position to get the 6th seed.

The remaining schedules for each team is as follows, with our thoughts on the remaining schedule for each:

Dolphins:  vs. Patriots, @ Bills, vs. Jets

It would be just like the Dolphins to beat the Patriots this week, then lose to the Bills the following week, wouldn’t it?  I think a 2-1 record in these games could be enough to get them in, but they’ll need some help.  (continued on page 2, CLICK HERE)

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