The Miami Dolphins are cruising in the AFC East, and Week 15 moved them a little closer to punching their ticket in the 2024 NFL Playoffs. They crushed the Jets 30-0 to improve to 10-4. They maintained their two game lead over the Bills and remain one game back of the Ravens for the No. 1 seed in the conference.
The Dolphins head into Week 16 with several clinching scenarios, and they can lock up the division with some help.
UPDATE: The Dolphins beat the Cowboys to clinch a playoff berth. The Bills beat the Chargers, so Miami did not clinch the AFC East title yet.
Miami Dolphins playoff clinching scenarios - Week 16
AFC East title
- MIA win + BUF loss/tie
- MIA tie + BUF loss
- MIA win
- MIA tie + JAX loss
- MIA tie + CIN loss/tie + IND loss/tie
- MIA tie + CIN loss/tie + HOU loss/tie
- MIA tie + HOU loss + IND loss
- MIA tie + CLE loss + IND loss/tie
The Dolphins host the Dallas Cowboys and are a 1.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. Both teams had been playing solid football, although Dallas is coming off a thumping at the hands of the Bills.
Buffalo is traveling to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday. The Chargers are a mess with Justin Herbert done for the year and are a 10.5-point underdog. Upsets do happen, but it seems unlikely the Dolphins get the help they need.
The other relevant point spreads: