The Miami Dolphins have clinched a playoff spot for the second time since 2001 and they have a lot to be happy about. The Dolphins have won nine of their past 10 games and While QB Ryan Tannehill is hurt, he looks close to a return and Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is putting together the best season for a Miami rusher since Ricky Williams in 2002.
But New England Patriots QB Tom Brady might steal the show on Sunday at the expense of the greatest Dolphin of all time: QB Dan Marino.
Marino currently ranks 4th all time in career regular season passing yards with 61,361 yards. Brady ranks 5th all time with 61,306 yards. Brady only needs 56 yards to pass Marino in the all time list.
The Patriots will be playing to beat the Dolphins in order to secure the #1 seed in the AFC, which means that Brady won’t be handcuffed or benched without a win in the pocket.
In the 2015 finale against the Dolphins, with arguably the worst offensive game plan of the Bill Belichick era, the Patriots tried to establish the run game with RB Steven Jackson and RB Brandon Bolden. It didn’t work, and yet Brady still managed to complete 12 passes for 134 yards. Brady has failed to surpass 56 yards in just one start of his career- week 17 of the 2005 season when Brady only attempted 8 passes, and QB Matt Cassel played the majority of the game.
So look for Brady to pass Marino in the all time record list in from a Miami fanbase.