Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 12/24/12
The Miami Dolphins' defense was able to do something it had struggled with all season, creating four turnovers in a convincing 24-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills.But the team wasn't satisfied that they had just dominated a division rival. Instead they were focused on the reality that they would miss the postseason for the fourth straight season."There are guys in this locker room that are tired of playing for pride," linebacker Kevin Burnett said, according to Ben Volin via Twitter. "It’s getting old for me."Miami found out after the game that the Cincinnati Bengals had beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers, closing the only chance that the Dolphins had to qualify for the playoffs.That news tempered the mood of a team that had just played one of its most complete games of the season."The NFL has a system in place. Six teams earn a spot in the playoffs," head coach Joe Philbin said, according to ESPN.com. "It is what it is."The Dolphins' defense forced four turnovers on the day including ...
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