The Dolphins found themselves in great shape to get to the playoffs. All they had to do was beat the Bills and Jets. Sounds easy enough, right? That would mean their offense would have to show up in Buffalo. They left their bags in South Beach. The Bills shutout the Dolphins with ease in Orchard Park, 19-0. Ryan Tannehill was abysmal, going just 10 of 27 for 82 yards, and was replaced by Matt Moore, who threw two picks. It was a rough loss for the Dolphins, but they still control their own destiny thanks to the Ravens loss to the Patriots. All the Dolphins need is a win at home against the Jets, who will be looking to play spoiler. The fact that Miami still can win and get in is incredible after all the adversity they faced with the Incognito/Martin saga. Joe Philbin has to be a candidate for Coach of the Year with the job he has done with this team. They will need a much better performance from Tannehill against a pretty good Jets defense to play in January.
2. Cardinals end Seahawks 14-game home win streak
3. Steelers win wild game to keep playoff hopes alive
The Steelers season has been a roller coaster ride. They started 0-4, then won two, lost two, won three, lost two, and won two. They are 7-8 and remain alive in the playoff race thanks to a wild 38-31 win over the Packers at a snowy Lambeau Field. Le’Veon Bell carried the load for the Steelers with 124 yards rushing and a touchdown. Matt Flynn had a rough day for Green Bay and likely will start again in week 17 with Aaron Rodgers likely unable to play. The Packers can still clinch the NFC North with a win over the Bears next week after Chicago was demolished by the Eagles, 54-11. The Steelers will get the 4-11 Browns next week in Pittsburgh. They need a win, a Dolphins loss to the Jets, a Ravens loss to the Bengals, and a Chargers loss to the Chiefs. All these scenarios are possible, but it would take a miracle.