The Miami Dolphins’ path to the playoffs is simple and straightforward.
But that doesn’t mean it’s likely to happen.
The NFL announced today that the Dolphins will get to the playoffs if they win and the Jets, Ravens, Texans and Jaguars all lose.
It’s certainly not impossible for the Dolphins to beat the Steelers on Sunday, or for the Jets to lose to the Bengals, the Ravens to lose to the Raiders, the Texans to lose to the Patriots or the Jaguars to lose to the Browns.
But all of those things to happen on the same day? Not likely.
Ultimately, any team counting on both the Raiders and the Browns to win on the same day probably shouldn’t be counting on getting to the playoffs. The Dolphins’ loss on Sunday didn’t mathematically eliminate them, but it’s fairly safe to say they’re not going to the playoffs.