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Dolphins Have a Shot to Do Something No Team Has Done in 20 Years

The Dolphins are having a season that no one possibly could have seen coming based on the team’s makeup back in August.

Many felt they were a last place team in the AFC East, and now with two weeks left in the 2020 regular season the club controls their own fate in terms of the postseason.

CBS Sports reports that the Fins have a chance to do something no NFL team has been able to do in 20 years, that being makes the playoffs and have a top-three pick in the NFL draft.

Here’s the report from CBS Sports:

Thanks to the trade that sent Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to Houston back in August 2019, the Dolphins were able to acquire the Texans’ first-round pick in 2021, among other things. If the season ended today, that would mean that the Dolphins would be getting the sixth overall pick from Houston.

If that ends up being the pick, the Dolphins would certainly be fine with that, but the crazy thing is that there’s a chance Miami could end up picking even higher. The Texans are playing the Bengals this week and if Cincinnati somehow pulls off another upset, that would put the Texans on track to earn the THIRD overall pick, which would then go to the Dolphins. To land the third pick, the Texans would have to lose out — they play the Titans in Week 17 — and then both the Panthers and Falcons would likely have to win at least one of their two remaining games since both of them currently hold the strength of schedule tiebreaker over Houston (The Falcons play Kansas City and Tampa Bay while Carolina will play Washington and New Orleans).

If Miami can win their last two games against Las Vegas and Buffalo, they will make the postseason as a wild card.

A loss and they will need help, but the way the team is playing, they have a great shot to be playing past January 3rd when the regular season ends.


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