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Adam Gase: I don't know how comeback happened

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Sometimes to make the playoffs, a flawed team must pull out a game it had no business winning.

For 88 percent of Sunday's contest against Los Angeles, the Dolphins' offense could do nothing. Then with 6:38 left the light turned on. Ryan Tannehill led two scoring drives and the Dolphins pulled to 6-4.

"I don't even know (how the comeback happened)," Dolphins coach Adam Gase said after the win, via the Associated Press. "Just nothing was going right for us. We were terrible on offense."

The Dolphins first 11 possessions included 10 punts and an interception while going 0-10 on third downs.

Then with the game on the line, Tannehill led scoring drives of 77 yards and 75 yards to snatch the victory on a soggy Coliseum field.

"Hell of a job," Landry said before repeating the same thing three times for emphasis, via the team's official website. "He did exactly what big-time players do. He made the plays when they count. He did that for us tonight. He carried us, to continue this winning streak we've got. Something special."

Tannehill diced up the Rams defense on a soggy field with short passes, timely runs and the help of some silly Los Angeles penalties. The quarterback ended the game with a measly 172 passing yards and 5.1 yards per attempt, so let's not act like he was Joe Montana 2.0. But give Tannehill credit for making the plays down the stretch.

Facing a loss that would have severely hindered their playoff chances, Miami yanked out the win, keeping them ahead of a gaggle of 5-5 teams and pulling them within a game of a Wild Card spot. Over the course of an NFL season, games like the one Miami magically turned into a win make the difference between playing in January and sitting on the couch.

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