Time to give some credit where credit is due. The Miami Dolphins dismantled the Oakland Raiders Sunday.
The Fins even spotted the Raiders 7 points before most fans were in their seats. Thanks to another special teams meltdown Oakland returned the opening kickoff for a TD.
Oakland had just 16 net yards rushing. That's not a typo. 16.
Miami's time of possession was 41:38 to Oakland's 18:22.
So, a tip of the cap to the Fins.
Now, to reality.
Miami is still looking up at the Jets and Patriots.
Both are 9-2 and the Fins are 6-5. Either the Jets or Patriots will have a loss next week, because they play each other. But the odds of catching them are not good.
The only team with a winning record the Fins have beaten is the Green Bay Packers.
Their other victories came against the 2-9 Bills, the 2-9 Bengals, the 5-6 Titans, 5-6 Raiders and 4-7 Vikings.
Point is, Miami will need a big winning streak and some luck to make it into the post season.
Get out your 4-leaf clovers.
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