Miami morning take: Dolphins over Ravens?

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

  • Despite losing to the Baltimore Ravens earlier this year, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post writes why the Dolphins have a better chance of making the playoffs.

Morning take: There will be plenty of number crunching for the next few weeks. But the only thing that matters is which teams consistently show up on game day. If Miami doesn’t show up in Pittsburgh next week against the Steelers, the number crunching won’t matter.

Morning take: The Dolphins did a good job of sticking to the run against the Jets. In turn, that also helped stem the pass rush. Miami only allowed one sack.

  • Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes about the crowded playoff field in the AFC.

Morning take: I predict the final wild card will come down to the Dolphins (6-6), Ravens (6-6) or Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7). Whoever gets hot in December gets in.

  • Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel explains the emergence of Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon.

Morning take: Vernon is stronger and better in his second year. He’s the first Dolphins defender to reach double-digit sacks and still has four games left to play.