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On the Jags victory and the playoff scenarios

JACKSONVILLE -- On the bright side, the Dolphins won on Sunday and remain in contention for both the AFC East title and a wild card berth.

The 14-10 victory over Jacksonville was not a thing of beauty but most Dolphins victories aren't. You should be used to that by now. Do you really care, anyway?

Are you so into aesthetics as to need razor-sharp performance on both offense and defense to be satisfied?

Or is the bottom line enough for you?

The amazing thing to me is that one day after beating the Jaguars and owning the same record as them, the playoff scenarios reveal Miami remains on the outside looking in, while the Jags are still qualifiers ahead of Miami if the season ended today.

But the season does not end today.

So if there is a two-way tie between the teams, the Dolphins advance to the playoffs.

In the case of two-way ties, the teams the Dolphins don't have an edge against are the Ravens. It is inconclusive what would happen if the Ravens, Broncos and Dolphins are locked in a three-way tie based on data not yet known.

To decide the final spot, it would go down to a two-way tiebreaker between the Broncos and the Dolphins. In such a case, this would come down to strength of victory between Denver and Miami. We do not yet have sufficient data to determine such a scenario. So if Denver's only loss comes to Philadelphia, and the Dolphins and the Ravens both win out, this will require further analysis.

Sunday's game was interesting for a couple of reasons.

The Dolphins shelved Pat White and his spread option package. They also did not use Wildcat.

They did have some crazy play-calling as I note in my column.

The defense was nails, forcing seven three-and-outs. Chad Henne broke the team's single-game record for consecutive completions in one game with 17.    

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HOW CAN A GUY NAMED CARLITO KNOWS ALL THESE INFO ABOUT EVERY TEAM ? WE SHOULD PAY CARLITO FO HELPING US UNDERSTAND THE PLAYOFF PICTURE .

PS...ARMANDO SHOULD HIRE TO WRITE WHEN HE'S OUT FOR FOOD OR SOME THING .

Aloco,

lol at your list

HIRE CARLITO.

NOW BACK TO CUBAN.

I WONDER IF CUBAN LOVES TO EAT EGGPLAT PARM ?
HE SOUNDS LIK HE LOVE PASTA W/ SIPCY PORK AND BEEF MEATBALLS .

Great list Aloco...funny, very funny, By the way, are you going to have Ham for Christmas, or are you of a different religion???

Hate eggplant aloco..

PIGS ARE THE ONLY ANIMAL LIVES IN HIS OWN WASTE .
PIGS ARE THE ONLY ANIMAL ISN'T JELOIUS FOR HIS FEMALE AND THAT'S IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THEY EAT A LOT OF PORK MEN THER THEY SWING AND EXCHANGE WOMEN .


NOW YOU KNOW WHY PORK IS THE CHEAPEST MEAT EVER .
PS...DID YOU NOTICE WHEN YOU GO TO BUY A HOT DOG IT'S ALWAYS PORK MEAT ? B/C IT THE CHEAPEST HOT DOG AROUND .

I CAN TELL NJ EATS PORK 5 TIMES A WEEK

time for my piano lesson .good night farmers.

Aloco, WHAT THE DUECE???? take some meds my friend....

cuban,

you take it easy,i have fun every night by writing this crap.

Cool.....You go aloco....

I take it that your dislike for pork means A) your of the middle eastern persuasion.B)your of the Jewish persuasion or C) your a farmer....

The Dolphins made history in 2008 with best single season turn around ever... Now Dolphins can become first team to start 0-3 and go playoffs since the 1990's, this is after losing the best 2 players to injury (Pennington and Brown) and key role players as well (Ferguson, Allen, and Cobbs)...

The Dolphins are one game out of Division lead and in 3 team tie for wildcard (odds now to jags in 3 team tie, but dolphins own head to head tie breaker)

Despite all the critics that post here, Tony Sparano deserves consideration for coach of the year (again)

where i go to church noe one eats pork but we eat duck meay or geese or rabbit meat .

Wont happen carlito, you can slowly see the NFL trying to make the saints the new Flag ship team of the NFL, they'll give it to the saints coach or the Colts coach before that....

how can a coach who ran this joke of wildcat stuff wins coach of the year ?

What time is the game sunday????

I had first hand in person view of refs giving points to the saints right here in Miami, there has been much of this the last two weeks against Washington and Atlanta...

Even if the saints go undefeated, they will not make it out of the playoffs... unless the refs keep giving them touchdowns

???????????

Tiburon,

Mind your business boy. I was talking to Joe, not you or NJ.

Go Dolphins!

Posted by: carlito from golfito | December 14, 2009 at 07:08 PM

Notice how this panty waste's English gets better when angry. He is af'kn fraud

Like I said, The NFL trying to make the saints the New Flag-ship team since the Pats are on the decline....

A fraud of what? This is a blog genius... My english is very good. What you trying to say? I am a Dolphins fan that comes here to talk Dolphins... never heard you say anything about football


carlito , you can't say ( fruad of what ).IT'S NOT A GOOD ENGLISH .

YUP ! that great florida educational system has produced some real knowledgeable people . LMFAO !

NJ, What are your thoughts on sundays game????

Hello dolphins nation

What a barn burner we had this weekend. lol
No but really the Miami Dolphins have had a aWAKEing on defense and they stop teams in the fourth quarter, and it looks like the dolphins defensive struggles in the fourth quarter have been corrected. Since we have such young CB's and a new addition to the defensive back field in G Wil, the problems we had early in the season and near the mid way point have been addressed.
Vonate Davis is making a run at defensive rookie of the year, and Sean Smith though has been a work in progress is getting better and again they are only rookies. 7-6 and for the first time 1 game above 500 thats great since we started 0-3, with losses to falcons(when they were at full strenght) the Colts (undefeated) and the Boltz (winning their division) the dolphins have gone 7-3 since.

And yesterday save for the fumbles our offense moved the ball at will. Dolphins left some points on the field when Bess fumled late in the second on about the 33 yard line. The dolphins had three previous possesions and moved the ball easily. The second to last possesion just before the half the Dolphins were drving down the field when Bess fumbled.

Hennes training wheel came off during the New England game and man this guys has all the tools at least thats what I saw the last few games but actually I saw Hennes QB abilities during the first game against the jets. You only need to look back at that last drive against the jets in miami that won the game.
Two critcal throws for first downs: a touch pass to Camarillo and that 100mph fast ball that set the dolphins up at the 2 yard line first and goal. Also to Camarillo, man i still look at that game as Henne's best to date.

but it will get even better as he gains more experience and takes more reps. now it looks like we have balance on offense and teams will play us honest which opens everything up for both run and pass.

Yes folks we are on the outside looking (playoffs) in but something tells me if we just focus on what we can control the rest will work it self out. I'm smelling playoffs! I have been saying that we are getting better with each and every game regardless if we won or lost. I just see that in the DB's and the amount of space between Wr and db's is not the same as it once was early in the season, also the OLB are playing better maybe its cause the rotations that now involve more Wake, Anderson and now I've seen Moses in there these last few games. Soliai is playing with determination in the middle and Crowder finally playing good ball along with Torbor.
The O-line has been doing well all season and create these huge holes on 3rd and one or fourth and one for lousaka and ricky. i mean they just made these huge holes yesterday for lou. man o man we got ourselves a very good squad, one that many teams will not want to face when we make the playoffs.
But first things first lets whip the Titans, Texans and defensing champs the Steelers cause we can only control whats infront of us nothing more nothing less. The rest will take care of itself.

GoDolphins

I'll get back to you on Friday.

In Tennessee we win by three. Smash mouth game but we pull it off. And host the last two games at home.

GoDolphins!

Please trade for Boldin in offseason...

please nj , get n a big fight w/dolphins4life

Anybody know is Vince Young or Kerry Collins will be QB? I think Young had to leave the game yesterday.

Carlito
please Boldin?
u sound like armando

ok im out catch you guys later in the week

OK NJ...Ok Guys till tommarrow the Cuban is out, You all have a PHINTASTIC NITE......

I think a guy like Boldin would make Bess and Hartline so much more dangerous

Here we have on person who's probably an illegal alien who can't speak english ( or this is what he claims to be ) telling/educating us about what states are knowledgwable , football or otherwise. Un-f'n -believable ! . This is the same state ( joisey ! ) that has produced his beloved dolphins' VP in charge of football operations and the head coach. The same guys he claims are doing a great job ( which they are ) LMFAO !

Nj,

I was not talking to you. I NEVER claimed to be an illegal alien, in fact I am very far from it. This is in very bad taste to say something like this...

I was speaking to someone else, trying to rile them up. Don't take offense to these small things, lighten up. And work on your english before you criticize someone elses...

P.S. In your last post you really sound like New Jersey trash... keep up the good work ;)

If anything is in bad taste , it is to assume someone is from a certain state ( he never mentioned it ) and then Ridiculing that state without knowing what the F your talking about. You could've riled him up without mentioning one's State . My english is just fine thank you. There , i've lightend up .

You should know about trash . You're a FRAUD !

this time nj phin is right to be upset carlito .you owe him an apolgy .

What are you talking about? I didn't mean to light up that way... put down the pipe NJ

VIVA MEXICO !

nj, you owe golfito an apolgy ,com on man ,be a man in world of chickens.

nj ,tell us a story about you young days and some love story .

Mexico is right,

Nj I am sorry, NJ is the most beautiful state in America filled with picturesque scenery, high class society, and clean ladies. ;)

VIVA NJ ,THE BEST STATE EVER IN THE WHOLE WHITE WORLD .

I cannot vouch for knowledge of this states football fans though, as many are Jets fans who believe in Dirty Sanchez and fat blowhard coach

Before it's all said and done, Pat White's two to three plays will save the Phins @ss and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Yeah , florida and some of it's Sewage is just wonderful and Picturesque ! and the ladies ? ( more like transvestites ) are real clean . real High class. :)

I can't stand the jets or it's fans but they know their football.

Are you kidding? Jets Fans know they football?? The same group of idiots that fall for some coach or player as the savior every year only to crash and burn??? The same knowledgeable football fans that cheered when their own qb got hurt?

Yeah right, you are pushing it with that one NJ.

Just reading that Troy Polamalu's goal is to be back in the finale against miami to kick our arse . Really ?

They are OTA football scholars, just like their team is the OTA champs of the world.

Yeah , just like some of our Fans who thought Saban would be our savior or who thought miami would go to the super bowl this year . some even thought miami would beat baltimore and advance in the playoffs last year. How many times miami fans thought the same thing and Crashed and burned, EVERY team has it's idiot Fans including the dolphins.

NJ,

Phins rebuilding better be over soon to win a SB soon. Aztec calendar and other sources claim 2013 will be end of the world.

There won't be anyone around to give a rat's @ass after that.

NJ,

Watch out, remember you are the one who wrote off the Dolphins and mocked people for saying they have a chance only to jump back on board after a couple wins like nothing ever happened...

Just because that guy Marc wears a dress doesn't mean the good women of Florida are all transverstites ;)

LOL @ the marc reference. I've been a dolphin fan for 38 years , so i can NEVER jump back on board anything that's the MIAMI DOLPHINS.

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