I don’t know how to say this.
It is hard to make sense of a team that does not make sense. The Miami Dolphins are talented.
The Dolphins lose their second game in a row after winning two in a row including a huge win over the New England Patriots falling to the Kansas City Chiefs, 29-13. Chiefs clinch back-to-back AFC West titles for the first time in franchise history.
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 286 yards and a touchdown, but a chunk of that came on a 65-yard toss to wide receiver Jakeem Grant late in the first half. Otherwise, Miami struggled against a Chiefs defense that has been parsimonious and opportunistic the past two weeks.
The Dolphins had won seven of their last ten against Kansas City. Their recent loss at Arrowhead Stadium was in 2002. Chiefs coach Andy Reid improved to 5-1 against Miami.
“We did not get it done this season,” Grant stated. “It hurts that you don’t have a game after last. We have to go home and watch other people play, and it sucks.
Dolphins have their final road record at 2-6 overall for the season.
Here we go again. It has been the same issues all year long. The Dolphins needed a lot to right to make the playoffs. It flat out explains that the team is genuinely what their record exemplifies. They were unraveling before our eyes.
The bad teams make fewer mistakes when they play the Dolphins.
“It is hard to win only kicking field goals,” Cutler shared.
Dolphins have had one winning season since 2008.
How do you get this team to stop beating itself moving in the final game and the offseason?
Miami needs stability at the quarterback position. Ryan Tannehill was an upcoming player. Is Tannehill the future? He suffered the knee injury the last two years, and the Dolphins have regressed. You need a quarterback to win in the NFL. Dolphins do not have that. Until they can get a top quarterback, they will be mediocre.
The Dolphins close out the season hosting the Buffalo Bills. Every player on the Dolphins is playing for something, playing to be on an NFL next year, playing for a big contract in free agency or playing for a contract extension.
Cutler is gone. Matt Moore may stay for the same price as the backup quarterback. Tannehill is the leading front-runner for next season to lead the offense for now. Dolphins going into the off-season with a win is the only way to end the season with their heads up high. Loss, cover it with a brown paper bag.