DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Now that a Miami Dolphins have undergone a existence check also famous as personification during New England, they can resume their follow for a wild-card berth.
The AFC East pretension is clearly out of reach.
A 36-7 drubbing Thursday night in Foxborough forsaken Miami to 3-4 in a division, 4 games behind a dominant Patriots. But usually 5 teams in a AFC are above .500, that means a Dolphins sojourn in row for a wild-card spot.
They’ll follow it though Cameron Wake. The four-time Pro Bowl defensive finish will skip a rest of a deteriorate after ripping his left Achilles tendon.
“He’s going to be missed,” manager Dan Campbell pronounced Friday. “Guys demeanour adult to him.”
Miami faces other health issues as well. Right tackle Ja’Wuan James was in a feet after a detriment since of a toe damage and is approaching to skip several games. Campbell didn’t order out a probability of surgery.
First-round breeze collect DeVante Parker came out of a diversion after he harm his left foot, that compulsory medicine in June, though his latest ailment wasn’t serious, Campbell said.
In a arise of a damage wave, Campbell was asked his opinion of Thursday night games, requiring players to go on 3 days’ rest.
“I substantially shouldn’t get into that,” Campbell said.
There was other justification display a fee of personification for a second time in 5 days. Safety Reshad Jones walked by a locker room Friday with a large bag of ice on his shoulder. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill wore 4 bandages on his arms.
And afterwards there were a painful egos. The Dolphins entered a diversion roving high interjection to blowout wins in Campbell’s initial dual games as halt coach, though Thursday’s detriment showed they’re not prepared to plea a Patriots.
“It wasn’t a step back,” left tackle Branden Albert pronounced 12 hours after a defeat. “It was a training experience. They’re a good group — a fortifying Super Bowl champs. Everybody is going to start panicking and observant this and that about us, though they kick 6 teams before this, so we only pierce on.”
The report doesn’t palliate up, however. Road games dawn a subsequent dual weeks, starting with a Nov. 8 date during AFC East opposition Buffalo, that routed Miami 41-14 in Week 3.
Beating a Bills is vicious since a Dolphins are 0-3 in a division, that puts them during a waste in playoff tiebreakers.
“Guys are hurting. Nobody is in a good mood right now,” right tackle Jason Fox said. “But we can’t brood around. We’ve got another large diversion subsequent week.”
Fox changed into a lineup to reinstate James. Derrick Shelby and Terrence Fede total to reinstate Wake, who leaves a blank tough to fill.
“That is a blow,” pronounced Albert, who suffered a season-ending damage himself final year. “I feel for Cam, since I’ve been there. We really need him. Somebody is going to have to step up.”
It’s probable Wake, 33, has played his final diversion for Miami. He’s underneath agreement by 2016 though has a top series of $9.8 million subsequent year, and a Dolphins could save $8.4 million in top space by slicing him.
That’s an emanate for a offseason. In a arise of their initial detriment underneath Campbell, Miami’s some-more evident regard is to recover a certainty he had created.
“It’s all about going behind to work,” Campbell said. “Looking during these players, we could tell a opinion was right. It burnt during them, and they didn’t feel good about it, and they knew they didn’t play well. They’re distant improved than what was put out there. You could tell they’re going to be prepared to come behind Monday and work.”