Typically in the AFC East, a team starting 1-3 has already signed a waiver to miss the postseason. The New England Patriots often start the season 3-1 or 4-0 and cast a shadow of doubt over the rest of the division.
This season, there has been a "refreshing" change. Even with a single win this year, the Miami Dolphins are not out of the race as they sit just one game behind the division leaders.
Being competitive is half the battle in the NFL, and the 'Fins have had a chance late in the game to win three of the four played this year.
If Miami can figure out a way to finish games, it might just find itself in the running for one of the final AFC playoff spots.