Why the Miami Dolphins Will Make the Playoffs

Michael SchwarzbaumContributor IIDecember 17, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:  Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins attempts a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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After an 0-2 start last year,  a resurgence resulted in an 11-5 season for the Miami Dolphins.  After an 0-3 start this year, the Dolphins hope to bounce back to end the season 10-3. The resurgence this year—Chad Henne, and the one running back system.

With the Jaguars playing the Colts tonight, one can safely assume that the second wild card spot is only between the Ravens, Dolphins, and Jets

The Dolphins own the Jets tiebreaker, so you can cancel them out.

So the Ravens and Dolphins will fight it out.

The way Joe Flacco has been playing lately, I am sure the Ravens would rather have Ronnie Brown be the quarterback, even with his injury. 

The Dolphins are averaging more than 140 yards a game.  Ricky Williams has been producing, averaging nearly five yards a carry. 

Week in and week out, different receivers have been stepping up to cushion Henne's transition from a second string sophomore to a future star of the league.  They have the fifth best overall defense, surrendering 282 yards a game. 

But their Achilles heel is fourth quarter defense.  There defense in the fourth quarter prevented them from beating the Colts, Saints, and Bills.

However, they do have recent success against playoff teams, namely the Jaguars and Patriots.

Mark my words—the Miami Dolphins will be in the 2009 playoffs.

See you then.