With little to play for Sunday, Dolphins will play to win

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 24:  Bobby McCain #28 of the Miami Dolphins and  Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins celebrate a defensive stop on a fourth and one situation against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at New Era Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)Getty Images

The Dolphins don’t have much to play for on Sunday: They’re going to be a wild card team whether they win or lose. But that won’t keep them from trying to win.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase says his team needs to test itself against the Patriots, who do have a lot to play for: New England clinches home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win.

“I think our players are focused on this week because they know exactly who we’re playing,” Gase said. “This is absolutely a team, if you look past them, they will embarrass you. So our focus needs to be on playing New England, and if it’s not, you’ll see it on the field on Sunday.”

If the Dolphins win and the Chiefs lose to the Chargers on Sunday, the Dolphins will be the No. 5 seed in the AFC. If the Dolphins lose or the Chiefs beat the

Article source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/12/27/with-little-to-play-for-sunday-dolphins-will-play-to-win/

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