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By on November 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

When it comes to rivalry games, throw out the records, throw out the way the teams are playing. And when it comes to the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, throw out any other variable you can think of of. A series littered with history, ranging from fake spikes, Mud Bowls, and epic Monday Night Matchups, it continues this Monday with both teams once again taking the field under that white hot primetime spotlight, as Miami travels to MetLife Stadium to battle New York.

Despite New York’s record of 2-9, the game is one the most-talked about matchups of Week 13, and The Finsiders got a chance to talk to a man that has gotten to view the rivalry from a neutral respective inside the AFC East for 12 seasons in former New England Patriots linebacker and current NFL Media Analyst Willie McGinest.

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By on November 26, 2014 at 10:45 am

Jarvis Landry was the 12th wide receiver selected in the 2014 NFL draft, but he appears to be just another example on how draft position means absolutely nothing in the NFL. The Dolphins rookie is leading the team in receptions with 49, and coming in second in terms of touchdowns with five trailing only Mike Wallace‘s seven TDs.

He’s quickly rising the ranks among rookie receivers this season, and is garnering some very favorable comparisons to some of the league’s most productive receivers. As noted in NFL Media Analyst and Super Bowl winning coach Brian Billick‘s latest column on NFL.com, Billick ranked the LSU product 5th among rookie receivers so far this season, and compared him to arguably one of the toughest receivers in the league.…

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By on November 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Dolphins cornerback Jamar Taylor left yesterday’s game against the Denver Broncos with a shoulder injury and did not return. Today, according to several reports, new light has been shed on Taylor’s injury and the news is positive.

Per multiple reports, Taylor is day-to-day with a shoulder injury, and likely will make a return to the field sooner rather than later.

Tests on Jamar Taylor’s separated shoulder revealed no structural damage. Wants to return to field very quickly,but Fins might be cautious.

— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) November 24, 2014

#Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor (shoulder) is day-to-day http://t.co/G8tsoR6PYW

— Chris Perkins (@chrisperk) November 24, 2014

Taylor made his second career start against Denver. So far he’s played in all 11 games this season, racking up 28 tackles on the year.…

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By on November 24, 2014 at 11:17 am

After the results of Week 12, the AFC playoff race looks a little different than last week. Despite Miami’s loss to the Denver Broncos, they still remain locked in a tight battle for an AFC Wild Card spot, sitting just one game back of a multitude of teams sitting at 7-4. The Dolphins will have a chance to jump up the playoff positioning ladder next week with a crucial conference and division game against the New York Jets.

This is what it looks like in the AFC through 12 weeks of the NFL season:

1. New England Patriots (9-2) 

The Patriots hold the best record in the AFC and are leading the AFC East. If the season ended today, they would have home field advantage throughout the postseason.…

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By on November 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

The Dolphins came up short in their efforts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Sunday afternoon, as Miami was defeated by the Denver Broncos, 39-36. The team falls to 6-5 on the season and will travel to Metlife Stadium next week on Monday Night Football to battle a divisional rival in the New York Jets.

Check out all of Dolphins.com’s coverage of Miami’s game against the Denver Broncos:

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By on November 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

The Miami Dolphins were just a few plays away from taking down the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday, running out of gas late in the 39-36 loss. The Broncos hold the NFL’s best record at home in the last three seasons (20-2), and Miami put up a valiant fight to try to blemish that record. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the losing effort continued his steller run of play, leading the Dolphins to their 3rd highest scoring output of the year.

Here’s a few observations from this week’s game against the Broncos:

1. Chain Reaction

For the Dolphins to come away with a victory, not only did they have to score likely in the high 30s, but defensively they had to limit Peyton Manning and all of his offensive weaponry.…

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By on November 23, 2014 at 10:55 am

Here’s the rundown of coverage for Sunday’s Week 12 matchup between the Dolphins and Broncos.  Kickoff is set for 4:25 PM from Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

10:30 a.m.:  Finsiders Final Drive

Watch on WBFS (My TV 33) in South Florida

Host Greg Likens takes you through some of the best Dolphins conversation of the week.

11:00 a.m.:  The Coach Philbin Show

Watch on CBS-4 in South Florida

Coach Joe Philbin previews the game with host Kim Bokamper.

11:30 a.m.:  Dolphins Weekly Live

Watch on CBS-4 in South Florida

Host Jim Berry previews the game with analysis from John Congemi as well as Kim Bokamper from Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

2:00 p.m.:  The Coach Philbin Show

Listen on BIG 105.9, 940-WINZ, and the entire Miami Dolphins Radio Network

Coach Joe Philbin previews the game with host Kim Bokamper.…

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By on November 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Led by future Hall-of-Fame of quarterback Peyton Manning, the Broncos may pose the stiffest test yet to then Dolphins and their second ranked defense.

This week, we learned about a special speech given to the team by coach Joe Philbin ahead of their game against the Oakland Raiders in London, as well as the team taking time out from their busy schedule to participate in Thanksgiving shopping sprees for 115 kids in the surrounding areas.

Take a look at the week that was with the Dolphins from November 17-21:

Monday, 11/17

Coach Philbin’s Corner

  • On the eve of Miami’s Week 4 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Head Coach Joe Philbin gave the team a little history lesson about never giving up as depicted in the recently released All Access: London TV special.
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By on November 22, 2014 at 9:59 am

Week 12′s matchup for the Miami Dolphins pits them against a perennial AFC powerhouse in the Denver Broncos, a team perched atop the AFC West with a 7-3 record. Featuring notable NFL names across the field on both sides of the ball, Denver poses a significant threat to slowing Miami’s momentum created from their rousing Thursday night victory over the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium.

So what will it take for the Dolphins to head up a mile high, and defeat the Broncos in Denver?

Our panel of experts from The Finsiders broke it all down.

Ryan Tannehill vs. Broncos Defense

With Ryan Tannehill continuing to play at a high level, Finsiders analyst John Congemi says that #17 must keep it up facing a formidable Broncos defense.…

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By on November 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

The Miami Dolphins hit the road once again for a marquee matchup against the explosive AFC West leading Denver Broncos, led by quarterback Peyton Manning. Miami’s defense may face the toughest test it has all season as the future hall of famer leads the NFL in passing touchdowns and resides in the top five in terms of passing yardage, passing rating, completion percentage and a number of other offensive categories. Facing the league’s fourth best team in total offense, hear what the league’s second-ranked defense and the rest of the Dolphins have to say in regards to their upcoming game in Denver.

Joe Philbin

On if he’s got much experience with the altitude in Denver and what he can do to prepare the players: “Not a ton.…

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