The Miami Dolphins began play Sunday at Kansas City with slim playoff hopes. If they beat the Chiefs, and had a few other things happen, they could have entered next week’s regular-season finale against Buffalo with a chance to earn a second consecutive wild-card berth. It never got that far.
The Dolphins lost their Christmas Eve matchup to Kansas City, 29-13, at Arrowhead Stadium. The loss meant Miami (6-9) was mathematically eliminated from the AFC wild-card picture.
“Disappointing,” cornerback Bobby McCain said, summarizing the season. “We expected much more.”
The loss also ensured a losing record for the ninth time in 14 years, and the third time in the last six...