The Dolphins need to win out, and they need help from other teams winning out and losing out. Miami wins head-to-head tiebreakers over Tennessee and Los Angeles, but it loses them against Oakland and Baltimore.
In addition to upsetting the Chiefs and splitting with the Bills, to get in, the Dolphins need to finish 8-8 along with the Titans, Chargers and Bills while wanting the Ravens to pull away and jump to the top wild card.
Also, and bare with me here, but is there a more Philly story than the first pick in the draft trying to play through a mysterious injury, possibly getting shook, mysteriously changing his shot, becoming a punchline and a meme, becoming fodder for sports talk what ifs and podcast redrafts, becoming the guy who should have gone second or third or outside the top ten, becoming the subject of an endless stream of hypotheticals only to come back and become not just what we expected, but better than we expected? Is there anything more Philly than countless talking heads deciding our first pick was a miss only to have him drop a go ahead hesi pull-up jimbo right over Jayson Tatum in the waning seconds of a close playoff game?
I experienced ownership and upper management changes on several occasions during my Vikings career, and it was a nerve-wracking experience on each occasion. And the higher I rose in the organization, the more vulnerable I felt regardless of the team’s success.
In 1984, a major ownership shift with the Vikings created front office uncertainty for several years as a battle was waged for control of the team. I was plenty nervous about getting fired because I was close to the previous lead owner Max Winter, but I was protected by then-GM Mike Lynn, who promoted me to assistant GM. I then sweated out a major management change when Lynn left to run NFL Europe, but fortunately, I wound up in the GM role with our group of 10 owners.
Kyrie Irving guided the Boston Celtics to the best record in the Eastern Conference, but he reportedly had to request a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers to get there. Now, as part Cheap Basketball Jerseys of a wide-ranging feature by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan, Irving said he believed the team attempted Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping to trade him well before he requested to be moved.
They didn’t want me there, Irving told MacMullan.