Dolphins clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2008
MIAMI, Fla. (CBS12) —
The Dolphins hit the reset button at the start of the season at head coach, hiring Adam Gase to replace Joe Philbin. In his first head coaching position, most Dolphins fans expected some growing pains in Year One. After a 1-4 start, the season seemed to be an entire rebuild.
And now that same team is headed to the playoffs.
The Kansas City Chiefs eliminated the Denver Broncos from playoff contention on Sunday night with a 33-10 victory, thereby clinching a spot for the Fins in the postseason for the first time since 2008.
The 10-5 Dolphins currently sit in the sixth seed in the playoffs, but would move up to the fifth seed if they beat the Patriots next Sunday and the Chiefs lose to the San Diego Chargers.
If the Dolphins are the sixth seed, they would play at Pittsburgh in the Wild Card Playoffs. If they earn the fifth seed, they will play Houston. The Dolphins have not played the Steelers in the postseason since the 1984 AFC Championship Game.
The Dolphins have won 9 of their last 10 games, with 7 of them decided by a touchdown or less.