We think we know one of Tannehill’s Christmas wishes to St. Nick: an AFC playoff spot for the Dolphins, who have made just one post-season appearance since the 2001 season.
The Dolphins are very much alive in the muddled AFC playoff race. At 7-6, Miami is tied with Baltimore for the second AFC wild card spot, but the Ravens would get the nod based on their 26-23 win over the Dolphins in Week 5.
Did Santa let T.J. Ward kneecap Gronk so that the Dolphins have a better chance to beat the Pats at home this Sunday (1 p.m. ET on CBS)?
Probably not, but how do you explain Steeler Antonio Brown stepping out of bounds instead of breaking the Dolphins hearts with a last-second score on Sunday? Right. Spooky.