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Just a couple months ago, the Miami Dolphins looked like they had no shot at making the playoffs. Entering November, Miami was 1-7 and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was dealing with numerous injuries, but Brian Flores’ squad flipped a switch and are now on the brink of doing something no team has ever done. According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins could become the first team in NFL history to reach the playoffs after losing seven of their first eight games.
After the 1-7 start, the Dolphins have reeled off seven straight following their 20-3 victory over the Saints on Monday night. With the victory, the Dolphins moved to 8-7 and are now the No. 7 seed in the AFC — which happens to be the final wild card spot.
Thanks to Miami’s win, the Baltimore Ravens (8-7) fall to the No. 8 seed. They are followed by the Los Angeles Chargers (8-7) and Las Vegas Raiders (8-7). The Dolphins lost to the Raiders earlier this season, but the Raiders lost to the Chargers, and Miami downed Baltimore in Week 10.
Grabbing a postseason spot with two weeks to play is impressive, but obviously the goal is securing a dance card. The Dolphins will likely have to also win their final two games against the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots to make the playoffs, but at this moment, they control their own destiny.