NFL playoffs: Dolphins downplay their chances after upsetting Patriots

The Dolphins are one game out of the playoffs. (Andres Leiva/The Post)

MIAMI GARDENS—The Dolphins legitimately have a shot at cracking the postseason. It seemed like a pipe dream two weeks ago, but it’s very much real after they beat the Patriots 27-20 on Monday.

It’ll still take a lot to get there, likely winning out, but Miami is currently 6-7 and one game out of the final spot. That doesn’t appear to be on players’ minds, however.

“No,” Jay Cutler said, before looking over to a team representative and asked, “Do we have Buffalo next?”

They do.

“We play Buffalo next,” he said. “That’s kind of where our mindset is at.”

The Dolphins end the season with a trip to Buffalo this week, a visit to Kansas City on Christmas Eve and a home game against the Bills. Both opponents are 7-6.

The Bills, Ravens and Chargers are tied for the No. 6 spot at 7-6, followed by the Raiders and Dolphins.

If the Titans (8-5, the No. 5 seed) slide, Miami would have the tie-breaker over them by virtue of a win in October.

That gives Miami a shot to sneak in, but again, that’s not a popular conversation topic in the locker room.

“We’re not even thinking about that,” safety Michael Thomas said. “Obviously everyone’s looking at playoff scenarios and what we’ve gotta do to get in, but we’re just trying to go win one game this week.”

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