Why the Playoffs Are Still a Possibility for the Miami Dolphins in 2011

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Why the Playoffs Are Still a Possibility for the Miami Dolphins in 2011
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After just two weeks of regular season play, the Miami Dolphins' fanbase has officially hit the panic button. 

Two consecutive defensive debacles have cast a sentiment of doom and futility over the franchise, whose offense and special teams also sputtered in Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans.

Despite all of this gloom, there is some good news: The Dolphins still have 14 games left to play. So, theoretically, Miami could still go 14-2, win the AFC East and host a parade on Dan Marino Boulevard.

But let's be honest, that's not going to happen. 

However, that doesn't mean the playoffs are out of reach. As Adam Schefter tweeted this morning, "Of the 177 teams that have started 0-2 since 1990, 22 have made the playoffs (12.4 percent)."

It's a very, very, very, very, very long shot, but Miami's playoff dreams aren't dead yet. Here are six reasons why. 

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