Sunday was a disaster for the Dolphins.
Think of this: The Dolphins were leading Carolina 16-6 at halftime ... and lost. Hours later, the rival New England Patriots were trailing the Denver Broncos 24-0 at halftime ... and won.
Terrible for Dolphins nation.
The Patriots erased a 24-point lead after turning the ball over three times, despite the fact Denver running back Knowshon Moreno rushed for 224 yards and despite the fact the Broncos had Peyton Manning at QB.
As I wrote in my column in today's edition of The Herald, they played to a script we've seen before. They did what we've come to expect, particularly in the fourth quarter when the offense can't seem to score a touchdown and the defense found a way to fold.
The Dolphins remain in playoff contention. But that's more a result of how flawed the struggling conference teams are.
Can the Dolphins catch the Patriots and win the division? Not based on what I saw Sunday.