At 2-7, the Miami Dolphins would have to win all of their remaining games to garner a shot at the playoffs. Such a feat would require victories in Dallas, Buffalo and New England, and home wins versus the Raiders, Eagles and Jets.
In other words, the 'Fins won't be making a playoff appearance in 2011.
But that does not mean their season is over.
Both the roster and the organization have plenty to prove, plenty to lose and plenty to gain over the next seven weeks. Whether they succeed or fail could dictate the direction Miami takes in 2012.