Dolphins eliminate Patriots from playoff race with 22-12 win
The Dolphins (9-5) bolstered their wild-card chances and are assured of a winning record for only the second time since 2008. The Patriots (6-8) will finish at .500 or worse for the first time since 2000, the year they drafted Tom Brady. They mounted a 14-play, 90-yard touchdown drive midway through the second half to take the lead for good. They were shut out in the first half, but mounted a 72-yard touchdown drive to start the second half for a 7-6 lead. DE John Simon (hamstring) and C David Andrews (calf) were sidelined in the second half.
Cowboys' Elliott inactive; Stafford will start for Lions
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is inactive against San Francisco with a calf injury the two-time rushing championship has been battling for several weeks. Safety Deon Bush (foot) is also out after being listed questionable with Johnson. Cowboys: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, CB Rashard Robinson, DE Bradlee Anae, LB Luke Gifford, DE Ron’Dell Carter. ___JACKSONVILLE AT BALTIMOREJaguars: CB Sidney Jones, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Quincy Williams, DT Daniel Ross, QB Jake Luton. Ravens: DE Calais Campbell, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Marcus Peters, RB Mark Ingram, LB Kristian Welch, DE Jihad Ward, C Trystan Colon-Castillo.
Mahomes, Chiefs clinch AFC West with 33-27 win over Dolphins
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Patrick Mahomes took a 30-yard sack before he got the Kansas City Chiefs going in the right direction. The Chiefs overcame a 10-point deficit and four turnovers Sunday to clinch their fifth consecutive AFC West title by beating Miami 33-27. But he threw for 393 yards and two scores to help the Chiefs (12-1) earn their eighth consecutive victory. It was the Chiefs’ second consecutive comeback at Hard Rock Stadium, where they won the Super Bowl in February despite Mahomes' two interceptions. He threw an interception, bobbled a snap and took the big sack to set up the Dolphins’ first touchdown.
The Best Athletes in Miami, According to Best of Miami 2020
Rodolfo Pizzaro Photo by Mark Brown/Getty ImagesBest Inter Miami CF player: Rodolfo Pizarro. Inter Miami was a blip on the radar in 2020, coming and going in the blink of an eye. Then the MLS resumed in Orlando for a tournament that gave Inter Miami little chance to grow together as a team. Brian Anderson rakes, which is why Miami Marlins fans call him as "The Groundskeeper" — and in 2019, Anderson definitely cleaned up. In 2019, Anderson was the Marlins' best player, but even more important, he taught the team's future stars how to play the game right.miaminewtimes.com
Matchup of division leaders: Seahawks vs Giants. The Giants?
(AP Photo/Chris Szagola)In this strangest of NFL seasons in this weirdest of years, here's a matchup of division leaders you wouldn't expect: Seattle hosting the New York Giants. “If you win your division, you win your division,” Carroll says, and he knows: Seattle went 7-9 in 2010 and won the NFC West, then beat New Orleans in a playoff game. Patrick Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards seven times this season and has 22 straight games with at least one TD passing. New England has won the past five meetings, including a 2018 divisional playoff game. Chargers WR Keenan Allen leads the NFL with 85 receptions and has a TD catch in five straight games.
Big plays help Dolphins beat Rams 28-17 in Tua’s 1st start
He entertained those along the bench by dancing after the Miami Dolphins' first touchdown, and greeted 5-foot-6 Jakeem Grant with a leaping chest bump to the face mask after another score. The early 33-yard scoring drive was the Dolphins' longest, as the big lead allowed them to keep Tagovailoa mostly under wraps. We tried to make him see a lot of different things, and for the most part it worked.”The Rams' defense received little support from their offense, though. “We heard a lot about the Rams' defense," Miami safety Eric Rowe said, “but they had to worry about our defense.”INJURIESTwo-time Rams Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey became ill before the game and didn’t play. ANTHEMFifteen Rams players knelt during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Dolphins stayed in the locker room during the national anthem.
The Definitive Ranking of Miami's Ten Greatest Sports Stars of 2020
Tua is already a household name, not only to Miami sports fans, but also to fans across America. Miami Heat shooting guard Tyler Herro still can't buy a beer. There's a good chance Miami sports fans will find out in the next few weeks that Miami Heat old-timer Udonis Haslem has decided to retire. After an NBA Finals performance that featured two triple-doubles with over 35 points, the Heat's Jimmy Butler is undeniably the greatest Miami sports star of 2020. He became a free agent and decided he wanted a taste of all that Miami Heat culture his buddy Dwyane Wade told him he needed in his life.miaminewtimes.com
Newton runs for 2 TDs, Patriots hold off Dolphins 21-11
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, right, celebrates his second rushing touchdown as he heads to the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. – Cam Newton looked just fine as Tom Brady's replacement, rushing for two touchdowns Sunday, and the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 21-11 to open the season. The Patriots were threatening again late in the period, but Jerome Baker kept the Dolphins in the game. Newton carried on the second play of the game and capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run on the Patriots’ third possession to put them up 7-0. MOVING ON UPEdelman pulled in 6-yard pass early in the second quarter, his 600th career reception.
Five Miami Players Who Deserve an Award for Their Performances This Season
pic.twitter.com/mcjKGkH4SV Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) December 12, 2019Newcomer of the Year: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat. Jimmy Butler's first 20-odd games in a Miami Heat jersey have been something out of a rom-com. Bonehead of the Year: Dion Waiters, Miami Heat. Most Improved Player of the Year: DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins. Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty ImagesEntertainer of the Year Award: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami Dolphins.miaminewtimes.com
Five Huge Positives in One Miserable Season of Miami Dolphins Football
Former Miami Dolphins coach Bill Parcells has a famous saying about football teams trying to rationalize their efforts in wins or losses: "You are what your record says you are." Until this season, Parker has been plagued with injuries and subpar efforts that put him in the doghouse with past coaches. Dolphins fans, though frustrated and angry with a double-digit-loss season, never checked out. The majority of Dolphins fans would likely say they are more invested in the franchise's future than they are in this week's game against the New York Giants. Dolphins fans more than stick around: They're on social media debating the greatest way to move forward.miaminewtimes.com
Miami Sports Pod - The Dolphins set a winning culture
The Miami Dolphins and their winning culture... yes, you read that right... are the topic on this week’s episode of the Miami Sports Pod. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android1:21 The Dolphins win over the Eagles was big3:00 What did you see on Sunday? 4:00 DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki have grown tremendously this year8:30 Adam Gase was never able to unlock DeVante Parker’s talent16:00 Ryan Fitzpatrick’s leadership is shining through22:00 The Dolphins should try to keep Fitz around28:30 Clay has an awesome Jay Cutler story38:00 Don’t overstate the reasons to be happy41:00 Manny Diaz: Why?
Rosen plays well, Dolphins fall to 0-3 with 31-6 loss to Dallas
Josh Rosen of the Miami Dolphins throws against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2019. ARLINGTON, Texas - Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Amari Cooper before running for another score, and the Dallas Cowboys pulled out of a first-half funk as huge favorites in a 31-6 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The rebuilding Dolphins are 0-3 for the first time since losing their first seven in 2011. And while the Cowboys reached 3-0 for the first time since 2008, it took them awhile to find that offensive form. Prescott was 19 of 32 for 246 yards with an interception, and Cooper had six catches for 88 yards.
The Five Most Overused Terms You'll Hear During Miami Dolphins Training Camp
Come tomorrow at 9:40 a.m., the Miami Dolphins are back. Related Stories Miami Dolphins Quarterback Competition Highlights One of Their Most Important Training Camps EverDAY 691: The Davante Parker breakout season has not happened yet... They are also where Dolphins fans' hair is lost because of stress, disappointment, and heartbreak. Someone might be cut, or as Dolphins fans have seen in the past (see: above), someone can be traded to make room for that new guy. This one is interchangeable from year to year, or in the Miami Dolphins' case, every four years.browardpalmbeach.com
The Five Most Overused Terms You'll Hear During Miami Dolphins Training Camp
Come tomorrow at 9:40 a.m., the Miami Dolphins are back. They are also where Dolphins fans' hair is lost because of stress, disappointment, and heartbreak. Someone might be cut, or as Dolphins fans have seen in the past (see: above), someone can be traded to make room for that new guy. This one is interchangeable from year to year, or in the Miami Dolphins' case, every four years. As stated above, the Miami Dolphins have a new head coach, Brian Flores.miaminewtimes.com