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Miami Dolphins defeat Jaguars 14-10

JACKSONVILLE -- The Dolphins did it. They got over .500 for the first time this season.

It took some excellent defense -- particularly in the fourth quarter -- and some timely offense. But the Dolphins beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 14-10 Sunday to improve their record to 7-6 and remain in the chase for an AFC playoff berth.

So maybe it wasn't revenge for 62-7, but the desperate Dolphins will take it.

They got a 108-yard performance from Ricky Williams. Chad Henne had his moments also, at one point completing a team record tying 17 consecutive passes. He finished 21 of 29 for 220 yards.

The defense, meanwhile, limited Maurice Jones-Drew to 59 yards on 18 carries. There were no open receivers throughout. The Dolphins kept the Jags from converting on a couple of desperation fouth-down attempts.

It wasn't pretty. But the Dolphins will most definitely take it.

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Fox sports shows Jax leading the WC with Baltimore and then Miami following. The reason? Conference record. I thought if Miami won out that only Baltimore needed to lose one game. Apparently, Jax needs to lose at least one as well. What a mess.

guess we just gotta win out & pray for rain.

Because of the team's 6-3 record in the conference, if Jacksonville wins its final three games, it would earn a playoff

Per SI/CNN

Damm we will win out

I'll take the win any day. But it doesn't mean that the team is playing good football. The team can do better.

The secondary blew one big play to Tori Holt (Smith & Wilson), but in general shut down their passing game. Kudos for keeping Maurice Jones-Drew in check. And there were some timely pressures and sacks. The defense played well despite not getting any turnovers.

There's no question that Chad Henne is our man at QB. Ricky got his 100+ yards which is good, but five fumbles with two losses (one by Ricky) is unacceptable. The game was statistically dominated by the Dolphins but the score was close because turnovers prevented the offense from having the feeling of finishing off an opponent.

Getting over .500 is encouraging after starting off 0-3. Let's keep going forward and get better.

Don't see em beaten the Colts Though.

ATL got jobbed by the refs on a pass int call that led to an easy TD which was difference in score. Seems like the refs save N.O. every week. Im not sayin theres a conspiracy here but... Oh hell im sayin it... something shady happening last few weeks. Wouldnt two undefeated teams playin in Miamis backyard in superbowl be great for ratings. DAMN U GOODELL!!!!

Rats. Hope Indy goes full bore Thursday vs Jax!

To the question posed earlier - Beck was the 26 yr old QB that was took some time off to go on a mission.

Henne's profile:

Chad Henne | #7 | QB
Miami Dolphins | Official Team Site
Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 Age: 24
Born: 7/2/1985 Wyomissing , PA
College: Michigan
Experience: 2nd season
High School: Wilson HS [West Lawn, PA]

Jax isnt really ahead of us guys. Baltimore is the only team ahead of us. Yes as of right now Jax is ahead of us, but if Ravens lose, which we need to make the playoffs anyways. Then there wont be a three-way tie and the dolphins will be ahead of Jax because of the head to head.... So what im trying to say as of right now Jax is ahead of us, but really they aren't... Kinda tricky

And if Jax wins out, that means they beat the Pats, which means first place in AFC east for us. So I could care less..

Bigwillystyle,

Right about the refs!

See SI Pic showing Ginn knocking ball out of sharpers Hands.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/hyde/blog/2009/10/dies_this_picture_change_the_g_1.html

Maybe sum of ya'll didnt look that far ahead in the schedule though...

Jags win out they beat the Colts and that would be Something.

Not gonna happin

the nfl wants a colts saints superbowl that's all you need to know

Really Saints got two TD's against miami that they shouldnt have. if they woulda got the Marcus Colston catch right at the end of the half, the time would have expired and the Saints wouldnt have got that short 1 yd TD to end the half.

Po white trash, did you hear a word i just said? The game against the colts makes no difference....

We got the Vodoo put on us!

They sold their souls to beat us and maybe Washington too.

Yes I did but they beat the Colts they can beat anybody!

That is our problem.

I get what you are sayin...

Just talkin bout the Big picture.

I'm watching NFL coverage and they still had the jags listed in the wild card and dolphins as in the hunt. Is that accurate? If their records r the sane shouldn't the dolphins get the go ahead since they just beat them?

Collegemike7,

Because of the team's 6-3 record in the conference, if Jacksonville wins its final three games, it would earn a playoff

Per SI/CNN

Collegemike. if you read the posts before yours, it might help..

Po White Trash, if the Jags were to win their final three games and Miami won its final three games, both the Jags and Miami would make the playoffs...

Understood but they did something we could not do....

That is worrisome but I digress.

Thanks chase!

If the Jags and Dolphins both win their final three games and Dolphins lose the strength of schedule tiebreaker, which i doubt they will to the Pats. AND Ravens lose the Fins will win the tiebreaker over the Jags and earn the last wildcard sport...

I do get you point chase.

Just glad that Culver was there when Wilson got lost on coverage. Once again Wilson is getting beat on the deep pass

good win today.d fence !!!! really stepped up.
why was wilson yelling at smith???he was beat.

Although the Dolphins would now hold a head-to-head tiebreaker against Jacksonville, they trail in conference record, 5-4 to 6-3. That would leave them vulnerable in a three-way tie with Baltimore, which is 6-4 in the conference, if all three teams win out.

So let's keep this as simple as possible.

Two games will be critical to the Dolphins in Week 15: the one they play Sunday against the Titans and the one the Jaguars play three days earlier against Indianapolis "Sun Sentinel"

My head hurts.

Po white trash im done arguing with you. grrrrrrr......

Great job fins! Now comes the best RB in the league jeez. No letup guys.

This app thing has glitches.

Not arguing with you brother...

Thanks for the Heads up.

We are just happy to be there.

If the Jags and the Dolphins both win their final 3 games, both team would be in the playoffs. Jags would be in with a wild card spot and Miami would own the tie breaker against the Pats with the division title.

It all sounds good to me.

Did I say my head hurts.

Dcny does the patsies have to lose at least one game?

H8dpats,

If Jags win out that would mean the Pats lost to the Jags.

I think...

My head hurts.

Basically it's impossible for Miami to end in a 3 way tie with Balt and Jax. If Jax wins out, that menas the Pats lost a game, so if Miami wins out, they are in with the title.

Basically, If Jax wins out, Miami controls it's own destiny. If Jax doesn't win out, AND they beat the Pats, Miami still controls it's own destiny. If Jax doesn't win out, and they lose to the Pats, Miami needs to win out and needs Baltimore to lose one more to get the wild card spot.

I need a Vicodin!

My head really hurts!

Ahhh that makes sense now thanks.

H8dpats

Can you splain to me? LOL!

Dcny splained it pretty well we just need to keep winning!

Sounds good to me...

Hakeem Nicks of the NY Giants just got past his guy twice, dropped the ball twice. But then caught one and took it to the house two plays later...

Now that you've seen Vontae in action, was he still the best pick for this team?

Vontae = yes.

Smith & White over other (than Nicks) WR available at time = not so sure

Agree with Emo

Still do not like the Pat White pick.

yes much harder to get cb of vontaes caliber than serviceable WR

btw vontae made the tackle on mjd on 3 and 4 that made the starks tackle on fourth down possible...otherwise he goes for the first down..avoided the block of the pulling gard and tripped up mjd...possible game saver...its the little things that win games...vontae has got it and will be much better next year than this year as he has already grown tremendously this year

wow

Believe it or not, cb was the more important position to get in the draft.

Vontae Davis was the best pure corner in the draft... Nicks was not the best wr... Not to mention the 3 other passes that bounced off his hands...

Whats with you second guessing trifecta draft picks after they do such a good job, you think you smarter?

Nicks is nobody special, ask yourself, is he that much better than Hartline, who was taken 3 rounds later? No, he is not...

Basically it's impossible for Miami to end in a 3 way tie with Balt and Jax. If Jax wins out, that menas the Pats lost a game, so if Miami wins out, they are in with the title.

Basically, If Jax wins out, Miami controls it's own destiny. If Jax doesn't win out, AND they beat the Pats, Miami still controls it's own destiny. If Jax doesn't win out, and they lose to the Pats, Miami needs to win out and needs Baltimore to lose one more to get the wild card spot.

Posted by: dcny | December 13, 2009 at 09:00 PM


So what it really boils down to is win out and have NE/BALT/JAX to at least lose one more...right now we DONT control our own destiny!!!

agreed carlito...thinkin nicks not much better than ginny who again quietly made a couple of big plays today end around and the catch on the sideline (of course)...i think ginny gets better as cammy, hartline and bess get more opportunities...at a critical point in the next 3 games ginny will get deep for a six and kickoff return at least one for a TD...

Now ask me if I wish we had DeSean Jackson!

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