Here's a breakdown of what must happen for the Dolphins to secure a playoff berth:
-- Miami (6-8) must win its final two games (Sunday vs. Buffalo, 12/30 @ New England).
-- Cincinnati (8-6) must lose its final two games (Sunday at Pittsburgh, 12/30 vs. Baltimore).
-- Pittsburgh (7-7) must beat Cincinnati on Sunday AND lose to Cleveland in Week 17. Both are
The Dolphins have missed the playoffs the last three seasons and have made only one postseason appearance in the last 10 years, a 27-9 loss to the
in a 2008 AFC wild card game.