Surprising Dolphins in thick of AFC playoff race
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback is hurt, their running game is in a slump and they've been outgained by nearly a quarter of a mile in the past two games.
Yet they're winning. Three consecutive victories have left the Dolphins (4-3) above .500 for the first time, and they begin preparations for Sunday's game at Indianapolis in the thick of the AFC playoff race.
They beat the New York Jets 30-9 Sunday even without quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who left in the first quarter with a left knee injury and bruised left thigh. The Dolphins are awaiting results of an MRI exam to determine whether Tannehill will be available for an all-rookie showdown against the Colts' Andrew Luck.
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