DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Just about every member of the Miami Dolphins had a different bye-week itinerary.
Richie Incognito went to the beach and did little else. Brian Hartline watched Ohio State. Paul Soliai walked in a 5-kilometer race for breast cancer awareness and tried to avoid even thinking about football. Lamar Miller tailgated at the Miami-Florida State game. Cameron Wake attempted, somewhat unsuccessfully, to ignore his alarm clock.
"Then you start getting that itch," Wake said.
And there's nothing like a matchup with the New York Jets to snap the Dolphins out of vacation mode.
Three days off was enough for the Dolphins, who returned to work on Monday officially mediocre in terms of record yet with the knowledge that if the season was now complete, they would be in the AFC playoffs. Granted, there's still a ton of football left to play, but for a team that didn't exactly deal with the highest of preseason expectations, there's reason for moods to be pleasant these days.