Miami Dolphins

Dolphins beat Vikings in wild shootout; owner Stephen Ross says coach Joe Philbin coming back

Terrence Fede blocked Jeff Locke's punt out of the back of the end zone with just seconds remaining in the game, lifting the Dolphins past the Vikings 37-35 in an incredible game Sunday. However, the Dolphins were formally eliminated from playoff consideration earlier in the day when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs.

Armando Salguero

Armando Salguero: Ryan Tannehill proving he is future of franchise

There is no logical argument against the idea that Ryan Tannehill is the right guy at quarterback for the Dolphins. In that regard, Tannehill is a better quarterback already than Stephen Ross is an owner or Joe Philbin is a coach.

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Greg Cote

Greg Cote: Staying the course with Joe Philbin the right choice

At 8-7 the Dolphins’ record will have again improved under Joe Philbin if Miami beats the New York Jets here next Sunday, a reasonable expectation. No playoffs is its own undeniable damnation, but Greg Cote agrees with owner Stephen Ross that Philbin merited a fourth season, and that firing him was not deserved.

Greg Cote

Greg Cote’s Week 16 NFL picks

We were dead-on with another Upset of the Week call (Cowboys over Eagles; “Aawwk!”) and also had three ’dogs-with-points in Cardinals, Bills and Vikings last week — and yet our recent struggles against the spread continued.