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Week 15 Result: Won vs. New York Jets 31-24

Halfway through the 2021 season, the postseason looked like a pipe dream for the Miami Dolphins. Fast-forward six weeks, and it's a much different story.

After downing the New York Jets on Sunday, the Dolphins have won six straight to get back to .500. The playoffs are absolutely in play.

The Dolphins didn't accrue a ton of style points in this one. They spotted a bad Jets team 10 points to open the game, and the offense was led by a practice squad running back getting his first real action of the year.

But hometown kid Duke Johnson made the most of his opportunity, topping 100 yards on the ground, scoring twice and earning praise from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

"The O-line did a great job today up front with creating those opportunities for Duke to find a hole and hit it and find ways to bounce the ball and have Duke be himself," Tagovailoa told reporters. "That's how he was his entire career, and I'm glad we were able to witness that today."

"Whether these Dolphins are capable of hanging with the AFC's best in the playoffs is debatable," Davenport said. "For every win against Baltimore, there are two losses to the Bills. Two of their three remaining opponents would be in the playoffs if the season ended today, too. But the Saints, Titans and New England Patriots had best take Miami seriously, because the 'Fins are the hottest team outside of Kansas City."

"They might still be merely 7-7, but a six-game winning streak coming off a seven-game losing streak shows how resilient and well-coached the Dolphins are," Gagnon added. "A lot of other teams would have thrown in the towel at 1-7. That said, the schedule's been soft. Can't wait to see how they perform against the Saints, Titans and Patriots to close out the season."

Source : https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2951622-2021-br-nfl-power-rankings-where-does-every-team-stand-entering-week-16

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