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Morning take: Dolphins at a crossroads

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Thursday from around the web:

  • Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network writes the Dolphins (5-4) are at a crossroads leading into their game against the Buffalo Bills (5-4).

Morning take: This is an elimination game for both AFC East rivals. So expect it to be tense. The Bills have won three in a row in this series.

  • Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald writes Thursday's game could be a barometer for the Dolphins' future.

Morning take: The pressure is certainly on Miami. The Dolphins cannot afford to lose this game if they want to remain in the playoff hunt. The margin for error now is slim.

  • Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel writes it's time for the Dolphins to put up or pack up.

Morning take: I said weeks ago that Miami must beat the Bills and sweep the lowly Jets to stay in playoff contention. A loss in any of those games most likely ends Miami's postseason chances.

  • Dave George of the Palm Beach Post writes the Dolphins can prove they are a contender with a win.

Morning take: A win would put Miami at 6-4 with six games remaining. That keeps the Dolphins in the hunt.