Monday, December 15, 2008

Miami Dolphins Guaranteed A Winning Season

Fans of the Miami Dolphins have certainly paid their dues! After suffering through the last few years of Dave Wannstedt, then Nick Saban and on to the Cam Cameron debacle it has been a while since the Miami Dolphins and the word “playoffs” could be mentioned in the same breath unless it also included the words, “no chance!”

After enduring a brutal 1-15 season in 2007 many Miami fans went into 2008 with the “it really can’t get any worse and it won’t take much to get better than last year” mindset. After an 0-2 start things were looking just like 2007 with the Dolphins making stupid game costing mistakes against teams that they could have beaten. Then came week three where a ray of sunshine came shining through in the form of a 38-13 win over the defending AFC Champion, New England Patriots. A win over San Diego followed the next week and Miami had officially surpassed their win total from the 2007 football season.

Now the Dolphins have won 7 of their last 8 games and the defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown in 12 quarters of football. Sunday’s 14-9 win over San Francisco guaranteed that Miami would finish the season above .500. That accomplishment in itself should be enough but the division championship and a playoff birth are still up for grabs. So, when it comes to the playoffs the plan is simple for the Miami Dolphins. Win and you’re in!

Miami will close out the regular season with two road games. They are at Kansas City this coming Sunday and then face the New York Jets in what could be a division championship game.