DAVIE, Fla. -- Dolphins offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie recently texted Ravens running back Ray Rice with some vague trash talking.
A Baltimore player has been staying at McKinnie's place in the city since an Oct. 21 trade sent the former University of Miami player back to South Florida.
In the text, he wrote: "Can you make sure he's out Jan. 1 because you guys aren't going to the playoffs."
"At this point everybody has to look at every game as you don't know if it's going to be your last game or not," McKinnie said. "That's always my attitude when I'm in the playoffs. You just have to look at this as a playoff game."
Miami (8-7) clinches a playoff berth on Sunday one of four ways:
1. A win and Baltimore loss or tie
2. A win and San Diego win
3. A tie, Baltimore loss and San Diego loss or tie
4. A tie, Baltimore tie and San Diego tie
Standing in the way of its first postseason berth since 2008 and second time in 12 seasons is the rival New York Jets.
Sunday afternoon's matchup at ...