Adam Gase and the Miami Dolphins have to be feeling pretty good coming off consecutive victories against competent opponents but fans need to recognize their playoff hopes remain grim, despite being just one game back of .500.

The 3-4 squad has an 8 percent chance of making the postseason, per FiveThirtyEight’s latest model. Comparatively, the 4-3 Buffalo Bills, the team Miami just beat, has a 51 percent chance.

So if you want to ramp up the hope machine again, do so with immense caution, knowing they’re still likely going to finish outside the conference’s Top 6.

The more likely best-case scenario would be another seven or eight-win season, which is the worst place to be considering they won’t land a Top 10 pick. I smell 8-8.

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