This was a devastating loss at the worst possible time for Miami, and it should essentially mean that our season is over. We're 8-8 going into a home game with the Pats that will decide whether this is a winning or a losing season, and somehow I'm more than content with that. The 7-game winning streak was awesome and we were all drinking the kool-aid towards the end there, but the fact of the matter is that this team is just too stripped down on offense to do much with the football. Asking this team to play in the cold rain, playing from behind, against a bruising running game...the writing was on the wall very early that we wouldn't get back into this one. However, I do want to talk a little bit about the game anyway, because it wasn't as one-sided as the score indicated. We had several long drives that we just couldn't finish, and our defense was not as big of a factor since we're built to play with the lead. Man, the game we could have seen if Miami took the lead early and Tannehill was forced to beat us... The refs hurt us some today as well- the PI on Parker that wasn't called in the red zone, the fumble recovery that the Titans kept, the PI on Needham where he was getting tackled. It's easy to see those things in a loss but it's not an excuse- on this 7-game win streak, we've outplayed the refs and bad calls like that were easily forgotten. It doesn't make it any easier today, but still, we had some moments to shine and they just didn't shake out. So as we sit at .500 and hope for four other AFC teams to choke and let us in the playoffs, I think we'll see this team playing with a heck of a lot of pride against the Pats. To me, the season hinges on it- go 9-8 and call it business as usual, or go 8-9 and start asking some tough questions in that front office. This offensive line, there's just no excuse for protection that horrible. There were a few plays today with a solid pocket and I'm hoping that we can eventually see that with some regularity from this starting five. But man, looking back and seeing that we're going to miss the playoffs by one win...and we had SO MANY close games where we couldn't finish out the go-ahead score...a loss to the Pats would put Grier back on the hot seat for me. Anyway, I know we have another week left but it was a great season, my friends...lots of ups and downs with several records set along the way as well. Speaking of which- I didn't watch the last few minutes of the game; did Waddle break the rookie reception record?