Dolphins stun Raiders 26-25 to move step closer to playoffs
during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. Fitzpatrick's desperation heave to Mack Hollins set up Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal as the Dolphins drove the field in the final 19 seconds to move one step closer to a playoff berth with an improbable 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night. The move to play for the field goal backfired as the Raiders lost on a kick instead. My head was getting ripped off.”The penalty moved the ball down to the Las Vegas 26, setting up Sanders’ winning kick. Las Vegas then ran out most of the clock but not enough.
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 Latest: Steelers get AFC berth, Packers clinch NFC North
The Chargers and Falcons are tied at 17 midway through the fourth quarter. Kenny Moore also starred for the Colts with a spectacular one-handed, diving end-zone interception in the second quarter. Adams didn’t do much other than run the scrambling Darnold to the sideline midway through the second quarter. Seattle took its opening possession and got 19-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Freddie Swain. Mack also recovered a Duke Johnson fumble in the first quarter and deflected a Watson pass in the second quarter.
Dolphins earn 5th straight win by beating Chargers 29-21
The surprising Miami Dolphins earned their fifth consecutive victory, beating the Los Angeles Chargers 29-21 Sunday. The Chargers were also outplayed on special teams, where they were hurt by two mistakes that allowed Miami to take a 14-0 lead. Jakeem Grant, the NFL leader in punt return yards, helped the Dolphins’ field position with three runbacks for 57 yards. Nick Vigil made a 44-yard return before Tagovailoa tackled him, and Herbert scored on a fourth-down sneak to make it 14-7. Chargers: They play the second of three consecutive games against the AFC East when they host the New York Jets on Sunday.
Ten Miami Sports Figures Joe Biden Should Consider for Cabinet Positions
Here are a few suggestions we might have if the Biden transition team calls New Times . What we're saying is that Joe Biden needs a new team, and we have some ridiculous suggestions. More specifically, we've dreamt up some scenarios where Miami sports figures are asked to serve the nation as a member of the Biden-Harris administration. Here are a few suggestions we'll have when] the Biden transition team calls New Times to ask for advice on which Miami sports figures would be a good fit in Washington. If there's one man in Miami who has seen his share of bad times and persevered through them, it's the Marlins' Don Mattingly.miaminewtimes.com
Tua Makes His Debut in Dolphins' All-Around Team Win Over the Rams
The time change everyone has been anticipating went down exactly as planned yesterday: The Miami Dolphins introduced quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and "Tua Time" to the country with a solid all-around 28-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Once the game started, however, it was the Dolphins' defense and special teams that were the story. LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Next week, the Dolphins face the Arizona Cardinals, a solid team led by their own superstar quarterback who wears #1, Kyler Murray. It's likely Tua and the Dolphins will need a much better showing on offense to keep their hot streak live.miaminewtimes.com
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.
Fitzpatrick handles Jaguars again as Dolphins get first win
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick laughs with coaches as he comes off the field after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars in an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. Fitzpatrick completed his first 12 passes — a career high — as Miami scored touchdowns on its first three drives for the first time since 2011. Fitzpatrick also ran for 39 yards and a score, his 37-year-old legs looking as fresh as any in Miami’s backfield. “As a group we just didn't get it done,” said Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew, who completed 30 of 42 passes for 275 yards and two turnovers. The Jaguars have won two in a row against the Bengals, notching victories in 2017 and 2019.
Miami Sports Pod - Tanking for Tua is tanked & the Heat might actually be good
In this episode of the Miami Sports Pod, Local 10's Will Manso and Clay Ferraro talk tanking jobs that are tanked when it comes to the Dolphins plan for Tua. Plus, the Miami Heat might actually be good. SUBSCRIBE to the Miami Sports Pod - iTunes | Android1:00 Tua is getting surgery on Monday, is the tank over? 24:00 The Heat begin the week at 9-3 they have caught some breaks in the schedule27:00 Do the heat have something to prove? 33:00 This Heat team is fun every night36:00 The buy-in is huge by this Heat teamCopyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Allen's 3 touchdown passes lead Bills past Dolphins 37-20
Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Miami Dolphins on November 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Josh Allen tied a career high with three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday to help the Buffalo Bills complete a season sweep of the Miami Dolphins by winning 37-20. Allen also scored on an 8-yard run, and he had a 36-yard run to set up a field goal. The Bills scored on their first four possessions to take a 16-0 lead, and at that point they enjoyed a 211-24 advantage in total yards. Jakeem Grant scored for the Dolphins on a 101-yard kickoff return -- his fourth career kick or punt return for a score.
Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant thankful for contract extension
DAVIE, Fla. - Dolphins wide receiver Jakeem Grant is thankful to be staying with the Miami Dolphins. Grant spoke to reporters, after agreeing to a 4-year extension with the team. It just shows the hard work has paid. I put in a lot of hard work to make sure that she can be able to breathe." Grant said it's an honor that the Dolphins have faith in him to help build the team into a winner.
Jakeem Grant gets contract extension through 2023
Miami's Jakeem Grant dives for a touchdown after returning a punt 70 yards during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals, Oct. 7, 2018, in Cincinnati. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Miami Dolphins wide receiver and special teams standout Jakeem Grant has been given a contract extension. The team announced Wednesday that Grant has been signed through the 2023 season. Grant has played in 42 games for the Dolphins, hauling in 34 receptions for 471 yards and five touchdowns over the last three seasons. His three special teams touchdowns are tied for the most in team history.
Dolphins open training camp under new regime
Local 10 sports reporter Clay Ferraro was there for the first day of training camp. pic.twitter.com/gq1mhZSZeZ Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019More Albert Wilson. pic.twitter.com/kLb2cMidFk Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019Kenny Stills just dropped a pass. Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019First oooohhhhhs from the crowd: Jakeem Grant just juked Jomal Wiltz out of his shoes in goal line 1-on-1s. Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) July 25, 2019Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.