The Miami Dolphins ended their regular season with an 11-6 victory over their rival New York Jets on Sunday, securing an appointment in the wild card round next week after the Buffalo Bills also defeated the New England Patriots.
Due to injuries to Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater, the Dolphins were forced to play rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson in a must-win game and he did just enough to cross the finish line and win.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were also eliminated thanks to Miami’s victory. The Steelers would have clinched the last spot if both the Patriots and Dolphins lost.
Mike McDaniel’s team is now lined up to face the Bills in the first round of the playoffs, their third game against Buffalo this season. The Dolphins and Bills split these matchups this year, with each team winning one, but the Dolphins will need a little more energy from their offense to beat the Bills again and reach the division round.
No one knows if he can play this anytime soon, but the Dolphins will probably need Tagovailoa to pray in their game against the Bills.
This story will be updated.