When was the last time the Dolphins were in the playoffs?

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 08: Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins attempts a pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on January 08, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 08: Skylar Thompson #19 of the Miami Dolphins attempts a pass during the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Hard Rock Stadium on January 08, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /
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Heading into the final week of the NFL season, three teams in the AFC were in contention for the final wild card spot: the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, and The Pittsburgh Steelers.

In order for the Dolphins to make it into the postseason, they would need two things to happen. First, they’d need the New England Patriots to lose to the Buffalo Bills. Fortunately, the Bills pulled out the victory which dashed the Patriots’ playoff dreams.

The second thing that needed to happen was for the Dolphins to defeat the New York Jets during their final game of the season. It was a tight game, but in the end, Miami managed to best their division rival in order to pick up the win. In doing so, they eliminated the Steelers and punched their card into the postseason.

The Miami Dolphins are playoff bound after defeating the New York Jets in Week 18, but when was the last time the team made the postseason?

Last time Dolphins made the playoffs

The Miami Dolphins last made the playoffs was back in 2016, when they lost the Wild Card Round. With their win over the New York Jets in Week 18, the Dolphins finally bring an end to their playoff drought by making the postseason for the first time in six years.

With their win, Miami locked down the No. 7 seed in the playoffs which means they’ll be heading to Buffalo to face the Bills during Wild Card Weekend. It should be a tight game and will be interesting to see if Miami can get the best of their division rivals.

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