Dolphins earn 1st playoff berth since 2008 with Denver loss (The Associated Press)

Now that the Miami Dolphins are in the playoffs for the first time in eight years, they’ll try to end an even longer drought. The Dolphins clinched an AFC wild-card berth Sunday night when Denver lost to Kansas City 33-10. The Broncos’ defeat, coupled with Miami’s 34-31 overtime victory at Buffalo on Saturday, assured the Dolphins (10-5) of no worse than the sixth and final seed in the conference playoffs.