It’s been a long time. I should not have left you this long. It was on a good note. You can leave the waiting room now.
It is Week 15, and the Miami Dolphins are 9-5, with their backup quarterback Matt Moore and with the Denver Broncos’ loss to the Patriots, own a wild card spot with two games remaining.
Don’t make me cry Miami.
Moore’s first game as Ryan Tannehill’s replacement was the best of his career. The backup stepped up in primetime on a nationally televised game by throwing four touchdowns in keeping the Dolphins’ playoff hopes very much alive with a 34-13 rout of the New York Jets.
“We are one week at a time moving forward,” Moore stated.
Moore was 12 for 18 for 236 yards and his wife gave birth to son Wyatt Monday going into the game. The Dolphins clinched their first winning season since 2008, the previous time they won the AFC East.
Let’s have a tear of joy for the special teams play. Walt Aiken’s blocked punt was the Dolphins’ first touchdown on such a play since Jimmy Wilson did it at MetLife Stadium also against the Jets in October 2012.
Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry went over 1,000 yards for the second time in his three-year career. Landry made three catches for 108 yards and now has 1,031.
This was a game Miami was supposed to win period even with a backup quarterback. I won’t beat a dead horse.
The beat goes on…the Dolphins visit the Buffalo Bills Christmas Eve while the Jets visit the Patriots on Dec. 24th also. Here’s hoping a gift from the Jets with a win over New England.