The Miami Dolphins’ 2016 season has been a breath of fresh air for a franchise that has had a turbulent and largely unsuccessful past decade.
FOX Sports ranked all of the NFL teams based on their cumulative records over the last 10 years, and the Dolphins, who have gone 71-89 during that time, rank 24th out of the league’s 32 teams.
Miami’s ranking was hurt by the dismal 2007 season in which the Dolphins won only one game, yet the next season they made up some ground by winning 11 games and making their only other playoff appearance in that span — outside of this season, of course.
FOX Sports notes that that Miami has finished above 7-9 seven times in those 10 years, including three straight years of seven or more wins from 2012-2014. Despite their respectable record, the Dolphins’ inability to finish above .500, which they did only twice, put them near the bottom of the league.
The division-rival Patriots top the list as the winningest franchise in the last decade, followed by the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Jets finished three spots ahead of the Dolphins with the 21st-best record, while the Buffalo Bills finished one spot behind Miami with a 66-94 10-year mark.
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