Dolphins bolster playoff chances with...

Dolphins bolster playoff chances with win over 49ers

There are 644 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 14, 2008, titled Dolphins bolster playoff chances with win over 49ers. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Miami Dolphins have improved so much they hardly need the ball to win. Miami had possession for less than 22 minutes Sunday, but held the opposition without a touchdown for the third game in a row and ...

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“Slow Down, Life Is Too Short”

Since: Jun 08

Boca Raton

#1 Dec 14, 2008
Ahhhhh, sweet victory. 2 more to go.
michael

Fort Wayne, IN

#2 Dec 14, 2008
Who would have thought the Fins would be 9-5 this time last year

Since: Nov 08

Delray Beach, FL

#3 Dec 14, 2008
Go Phins!!! For a team that went 1 - 15 last year, this has sure been a blast. My wife said it was not a good thing to be around our house last year while they were losing because I was not fun. Except for the win against the patsies, all the Dolphins wins have been ugly. But you won't get a complaint from me. A win is a win.
Gayturd Hater

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#4 Dec 14, 2008
Acceptable only due to the level of the competition. Boring. boring, boring. Won't beat the Jets or KC playing like that.
michael

Fort Wayne, IN

#5 Dec 14, 2008
If everyone remember this time last year Wayne was trying to get in the witness protection program
gino c

Tucson, AZ

#6 Dec 14, 2008
another great job by the trifecta!
The Chosen People

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Dec 14, 2008
Marginal play against sub 500 teams does not bode well when they have to play good teams. Without the dumb Jets letting Pennington go, the fins would have maybe 5 wins. Luck can only take you so far. Even the Tuna knows that.
cinco

Tucson, AZ

#8 Dec 14, 2008
raiders getting blown out once again...

305Phinphan

“305 Opa Locka”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#11 Dec 14, 2008
Dolphins D have not allowed a touchdown in 12 quarters now. That is very impressive! I bet the Jets wish their D could do that. Go Fins!!!!! Jets Blow!!!

“Beyond all comprehension”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon

#12 Dec 14, 2008
Outstanding .
A good game .
DK Schrute

United States

#13 Dec 14, 2008
The Chosen People wrote:
Marginal play against sub 500 teams does not bode well when they have to play good teams. Without the dumb Jets letting Pennington go, the fins would have maybe 5 wins. Luck can only take you so far. Even the Tuna knows that.
Agreed, but the Dolphins have played better against the supposedly good teams they have played this year (at least offensively). The defense is looking really good right now but the offense needs to start doing a much better job once they take the lead. One late fourth quarter TD drive by an opponent or one breakdown by special teams is going to cost this team the playoffs if they can't start putting games away. But who knows, they've gotten away with it this long maybe they can do it for 2 more games.

This has been a remarkable turn around job by Sparano & the higher ups (and I'm enjoying every week of it) but is anyone else getting a little worried that this season is going to place unreasonable expections on the team next year? Let's face facts here, the Dolphins have feasted on a very weak NFC West (3-1) and a down AFC West (3-0) to get most of their wins. Next year they play the NFC South and AFC South. Much better teams in those divisions plus I'm guessing Brady will be back leading the Pats next year and they won't be playing the Bills in a dome in Toronto either. Not trying to rain on the parade or anything but I hope this year which has included a lot of luck along with the hard work doesn't fool anyyone from fans to Dolphins brass into thinking this team doesn't have a ways to go yet before they are a consistent contender. Going to have to be better with free agents next year and have another strong draft to keep up with the more difficult schedule in my opinion. Whatever, just keep winning boys and let's make the playoffs and get further away from the Saban and Cameron debacles.
Rastis

Stuart, FL

#14 Dec 14, 2008
Go Dolphins
GFK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#15 Dec 14, 2008
I was at the game!!!!
Opie

Canton, GA

#16 Dec 14, 2008
Need to go off topic a bit.
Can anyone believe the STUPID Bills? That game was won. 2nd and five and you roll out JP Loseman for the fumble and touchdown. The biggest bonehead play I've seen this year and keeps the Jets one up on the Phins.
It's been great watching football on Sunday's again.
Rumblefish21

United States

#17 Dec 14, 2008
Well its in the books the worst we finish now is 9-7 impressive!!!!!I made a statment that i'd be happy with 5 wins.This is fonominal!If it ended today one thing is for certian,the Fins will own the east agin and rule it with an iron fist!!!!The happiest days of my life were when I used to look at the schedule and laugh and say to myself theres a win for the FINS!!!!Well my comrads,Happy Days are here again.2 more wins and we not only make NFL history with the greatest turn around ever we have the pleasure of proclaiming ourselves AFC EAST CHAMPS!!!!!!All who truly believed in miracles are witnessing greatness showered upon us through hard work and rebuilding.As I sit here in total amazement I can't help but want to scream in your face to everyone who talked their crap and we had to take it because we didn't have a leg to stand on.As a true fan I will not.I will savor the sweet taste of victory served up with a side of woop @@!We are now getting strong and others fear that!!!! HELL YEAH GO FINSSSS!!!! GO FINSSSSS!!!! GO FINNNSSSSSSSS!!!!!!
Tamarac Tony

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Dec 14, 2008
michael wrote:
If everyone remember this time last year Wayne was trying to get in the witness protection program
I stood up for Wayne and hated on Cam. At least I feel vindicated.
For all you haters, a win is a win, is a win.
Last year we were losing these games.
finsfan4ever

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Dec 14, 2008
Boring?Who cares?This has truly been a remarkable turnaround!Major PROPS to Sparano,Parcells,AND Ireland!Joey Haynos??? WHO??? These guys just keep finding playmakers!It bodes well for the future.It's comforting knowing(for a change)that we will continue to build a strong franchise for years to come.The patriots are OLD,the Jtes spent a bunch of money on OLD guys.We can OWN the AFC East for a LONG time!!Two more,we roll on the Chiefs,then it's PAYBACK time!This isn't the same team that played in the second game of the season,Penny WILL beat the jtes second time around.....Buffalo came within two minutes of ENDING the jtes season,THE BILLS!!! You know they don't want to play the FINS for all the marbles!GO FINS!!!!!!!!
JET FAN

Covington, LA

#20 Dec 14, 2008
I didn't see any of the lucky plays the Awfulins made i was too busy watchin the Buffalo Turds playin tough for a change.
You losers aren't gonna beat the JETS scorin 14 pts a game.
And be real,with frank Gore you get blownout no question. The 49ers were the better team,they just have dumb coaches.
Without Pennington you get shutout and blown out. You better hope he doesn't get injured, cause chad henne couldn't even beat out mcClown.
I hope it comes down to that last game cause when i go down to the Afulin bar it will be ugly. AAAAGHT!
We're leavin in a couple after i put on my Gastineau jersey Baby!
JET FAN

Covington, LA

#21 Dec 14, 2008
The JETS are still #1 baby! We're winnin the last two!
The headlines will read "The Miami Awfulins get bogged down in Meadowlands squander playoff hopes" Jeta win again!!!!!!!!!!
Rumblefish21

United States

#22 Dec 14, 2008
DK Schrute wrote:
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Agreed, but the Dolphins have played better against the supposedly good teams they have played this year (at least offensively). The defense is looking really good right now but the offense needs to start doing a much better job once they take the lead. One late fourth quarter TD drive by an opponent or one breakdown by special teams is going to cost this team the playoffs if they can't start putting games away. But who knows, they've gotten away with it this long maybe they can do it for 2 more games.
This has been a remarkable turn around job by Sparano & the higher ups (and I'm enjoying every week of it) but is anyone else getting a little worried that this season is going to place unreasonable expections on the team next year? Let's face facts here, the Dolphins have feasted on a very weak NFC West (3-1) and a down AFC West (3-0) to get most of their wins. Next year they play the NFC South and AFC South. Much better teams in those divisions plus I'm guessing Brady will be back leading the Pats next year and they won't be playing the Bills in a dome in Toronto either. Not trying to rain on the parade or anything but I hope this year which has included a lot of luck along with the hard work doesn't fool anyyone from fans to Dolphins brass into thinking this team doesn't have a ways to go yet before they are a consistent contender. Going to have to be better with free agents next year and have another strong draft to keep up with the more difficult schedule in my opinion. Whatever, just keep winning boys and let's make the playoffs and get further away from the Saban and Cameron debacles.
Agree all the way.Next year we have several picks,not to mention money for free agen.In my opinion we will only build on this success and grow stronger.looking down the road this team will reload and we are young.Looks good to me.

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