Miami morning take: Elimination game

Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Sunday from around the web:

  • Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald points out the playoffs are still in reach for the Dolphins if they beat the San Diego Chargers.

Morning take: Both teams come in with identical 4-5 records. The winner will be back at .500 and right in the thick of the wild-card race in the AFC. The loser will be close to elimination.

  • Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel wonders if the distracted and divided Dolphins can stay afloat.

Morning take: Confidence has to be waning after losing to the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miami has lost five of its past six games and cannot afford another loss.

Morning take: Miami certainly lacks leadership. There's no doubt about it. Sunday will be a good test of whether the Dolphins can get over all of the distractions.

  • Bob Raisman of the New York Daily News wants to know how much the new outside task force can help the Dolphins.

Morning take: It can’t hurt. When you have respected names like Tony Dungy, Don Shula, Dan Marino, Curtis Martin and Jason Taylor working together to improve Miami’s culture, there should be progress.