Dolphins Need Just Two Wins To Make Playoffs


DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — One play from defeat each of the past two weeks, the Miami Dolphins are now two wins from their first playoff berth since 2008.

The Dolphins (8-6) control their own destiny and will earn the AFC’s sixth and final wild-card spot if they win Sunday at Buffalo and beat the New York Jets at home in the regular-season finale.

Miami managed a second consecutive narrow escape Sunday, intercepting Tom Brady’s pass in the end zone with 2 seconds left to beat AFC East leader New England 24-20. The previous week, the Dolphins won at Pittsburgh 34-28 when the Steelers’ Antonio Brown barely stepped out of bounds before reaching the end zone on a wild final play.

With Sunday’s victory, the Dolphins ended a streak of four consecutive losing seasons.

Source: Associated Press