Miami Dolphins: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Jackonsville Jaguars' Win

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Miami Dolphins: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Jackonsville Jaguars' Win
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The Miami Dolphins improved their record to 6-8 with a dominant 24-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sun Life Stadium yesterday.

The win snapped their two-game losing streak and kept them in the playoff hunt mathematically, although chances of a playoff berth remain slim to nil at best.

However, the win was also a relief for the Dolphins for two reasons.

Firstly, the Jaguars’ name has proven to be a serious case of false advertising recently.

They are far from the fearless, dangerous predator their name suggests; they more closely resemble a slight undersized and overly-aggressive domestic cat which has just had its claws clipped. The intent is there, but there isn’t a whole lot which threatens you. In other words, losing to Jacksonville means your team is pretty pathetic.

(When are they going to become my local team and move to London?)

Secondly, and even more relieving, is the fact that Chad Henne, the Jaguars quarterback, failed to lead Jacksonville to a win over his former club, led by his replacement, Ryan Tannehill.

The thought of Miami fans reacting to a defeat was seriously worrying; I foresaw hasty conclusions that Henne was the solution after all, Tannehill was a bust and the entire Dolphins’ product was pathetic, while the world was plagued with even more “Fireland” rhetoric and merchandise than we are already subjected to. Things would have gotten ugly…

Fortunately, Tannehill had a great day, and the Dolphins ran out deserving winners. So, here’s a recap of the good, the bad and the ugly from Miami’s win.

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