The team started 3-1, but lost Dan Marino to injury in Week 5. They didn’t miss a beat with Scott Mitchell filling in, however, as he led them to a 7-2 mark. But then Mitchell got injured, and in came 39-year-old Steve DeBerg. DeBerg actually led the team to two wins, but after the Leon Lett snow game, the wheels came off. The Dolphins lost two close games with DeBerg at the helm before Mitchell returned and put up great numbers. But the Dolphins still could not win. They lost two more games, and went into the final week of the season needing a win over the hapless Patriots to make the playoffs. They lost that game in overtime, their fifth straight loss overall, and missed the playoffs. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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