What it means: Any realistic hope the Dolphins had for the postseason evaporated in defeat. They slipped back to .500 for the fifth time, failing to win consecutive games for the first time since Week 2. The Dolphins lost for the seventh time in their past eight home games.
Play of the game: On a third-and-9 play from Miami's 26-yard line and 1:05 on the clock, Chad Henne's pass was batted by former Miami defensive lineman David Bowens at the line and caromed to Cleveland safety Mike Adams, who returned it to the 2-yard line. Phil Dawson drilled the chip shot as the clock struck 0:00.
Henne inconsistent: After one of his best pro games last week, Henne perhaps had his worst. He completed 16 of 32 passes for 174 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions. His 37.8 passer rating was the lowest of his career.
Long ball: Dan Carpenter set a club record with a 60-yard field goal at the end of the first half. Only four kicks in the history of the NFL have been longer.
Wake makes noise: Dolphins outside linebacker Cameron Wake picked up another 1.5 sacks, giving him an even dozen for the season. He can go ahead and arrange his tickets to Honolulu.
What's next: The Dolphins will play their first intra-divisional game in 10 weeks. They'll visit the New York Jets on Sunday at the Meadowlands in a spoiler role.