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Jaguars vs. Dolphins, Week 15: Miami keeps slim playoff hopes alive

SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog reacts to the team's 24-3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

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The Miami Dolphins knocked off the Jacksonville Jaguars, 24-3, on Sunday in a battle of floridian teams at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins improved to 6-8 on the season and remained in contention for an AFC playoff spot.

Ryan Tannehill threw touchdown passes to Javorskie Lane and Anthony Fasano as a part of a 22 of 28 passing, 220 yard performance.

Chad Henne netted 221 yards in the quarterback's return to Miami, but he could not get the Jaguars into the end zone.

At SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, Kevin Nogle wrote about Miami's playoff hopes:

The victory puts the Dolphins in the ninth seed in the AFC playoff picture, on the outside looking in. The Cincinnati Bengals, at 8-6, are currently the sixth seed. MIami would need a near-miracle to make the post season, with the Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the New York Jets to suddenly start losing.

Nogle also points out that with the victory, Miami still could avoid finishing with a losing record. The last time that the Dolphins finished the year without a losing record was 2008, but as Nogle writes, "Miami would have to win over the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, both of whom have beaten Miami already this year, to finish at 8-8 on the season."

For more reaction as well as everything on the Dolphins, be sure to head over to The Phinsider.

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