Miami will try to keep its playoff hopes alive when it hosts the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon in the final week of the regular season.
Tua Tagovailoa OUT, Mike White QUESTIONABLE for Dolphins – Jets
- Miami Dolphins
Miami’s season has taken a similar path to New York’s, going 8-3 through its first 11 games. One of those three losses came in a Week 5 40-17 thrashing of the Jets, which remains their worst performance of the season.
They won five straight games from the end of October to the end of November, but have since lost five in a row.
However, Miami still has a chance to make the playoffs if it wins against New York and Buffalo wins against New England this week. Last week, the Dolphins were without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (concussion), and he is expected to be out again on Sunday.
- Tua Tagovailoa
According to David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Jets.
|Tua Tagovailoa||QB||Fri, Jan 6||Concussion||Out for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Cedrick Wilson Jr.||WR||Fri, Jan 6||Hip||Doubtful for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Trey Flowers||LB||Fri, Jan 6||Foot||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Byron Jones||CB||Fri, Jan 6||Achilles||Physically Unable to Perform|
|Terron Armstead||OT||Fri, Jan 6||Toe||Doubtful for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Cethan Carter||TE||Fri, Jan 6||Concussion||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Austin Jackson||OT||Fri, Jan 6||Ankle||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Eric Fisher||OT||Thu, Jan 5||Calf||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Alec Ingold||FB||Wed, Jan 4||Thumb||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Eric Rowe||SS||Wed, Jan 4||Quadriceps||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Xavien Howard||CB||Mon, Jan 2||Knee||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Kendall Lamm||OT||Mon, Jan 2||Ankle||Doubtful for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Bradley Chubb||LB||Mon, Jan 2||Ankle||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Cody Core||WR||Sun, Jan 1||Undisclosed||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Sun, Jan 1||Finger||Questionable for Week 18 vs. N.Y. Jets|
|Justin Zimmer||DT||Sat, Dec 31||Undisclosed||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Myles Gaskin||RB||Tue, Dec 27||Illness||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Nik Needham||CB||Sun, Nov 27||Achilles||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Brandon Jones||SS||Sun, Nov 27||Knee – ACL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Emmanuel Ogbah||DE||Mon, Nov 14||Triceps||IR. Injured Reserve|
|John Lovett||FB||Fri, Nov 4||Undisclosed||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Trill Williams||DB||Tue, Oct 11||Knee – ACL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Adam Shaheen||TE||Thu, Aug 25||Knee||IR. Injured Reserve|
- New York Jets
New York was one of the season’s biggest surprises, winning seven of its first 11 games. During that stretch, the Jets defeated the Packers and Bills, turning heads throughout the league.
They have been unable to build on their early-season success, having lost five straight games entering Week 18. Last week’s 23-6 loss to Seattle officially eliminated them from playoff contention.
They’ve been especially bad on offense, failing to score more than 17 points in the last four games of their losing streak. However, New York’s defense has done its job, allowing more than 20 points only once in the last four games.
|Nate Herbig||OG||Sat, Jan 7||Calf||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Lamarcus Joyner||SS||Sat, Jan 7||Hip||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Duane Brown||OT||Sat, Jan 7||Shoulder||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Brandin Echols||CB||Sat, Jan 7||Quadriceps||IR. Injured Reserve|
|George Fant||OT||Sat, Jan 7||Knee||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Rodney Adams||WR||Fri, Jan 6||Illness||NFI-R for Week 18 at Miami|
|Jeff Smith||WR||Fri, Jan 6||Knee||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Mike White||QB||Fri, Jan 6||Ribs||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|C.J. Uzomah||TE||Fri, Jan 6||Ankle||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Greg Senat||OT||Fri, Jan 6||Undisclosed||NFI-R for Week 18 at Miami|
|Ashtyn Davis||SAF||Fri, Jan 6||Ankle||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Breece Hall||RB||Fri, Jan 6||Knee – ACL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Laurent Duvernay-Tardif||OG||Thu, Jan 5||Knee||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Jordan Whitehead||FS||Wed, Jan 4||Hamstring||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Zane Lewis||CB||Sun, Jan 1||Undisclosed||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Dru Samia||OG||Sun, Jan 1||Undisclosed||Questionable for Week 18 at Miami|
|Max Mitchell||OT||Wed, Dec 7||Illness||NFI-R for Week 18 at Miami|
|Alijah Vera-Tucker||OG||Tue, Oct 25||Triceps||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Nick Bawden||RB||Wed, Sep 14||Undisclosed||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Mekhi Becton||OT||Wed, Sep 7||Kneecap||IR. Injured Reserve|