Despite playoff breakthrough, Dolphins have much work to do (The Associated Press)

Even as the Miami Dolphins’ offseason begins, they’re still chasing the New England Patriots. The Dolphins made the playoffs for the first time in eight years but failed to gain much ground on their AFC East nemesis. While the Patriots (14-2) won their eighth consecutive division title and are still playing, Miami (10-7) was one-and-done in the postseason, which left the team’s leadership reflecting Wednesday on progress made and yet to be made.