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Miami Dolphins fire Joe Philbin

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The Dolphins started 1-3 after aspirations of contending for AFC East. Dolphins play the Ravens in week 13

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In league news, the Miami Dolphins have decided to part ways with head coach Joe Philbin. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell will fill in as the interim head coach.

Philbin, who held a 24-28 record with the Dolphins after becoming head coach in 2012, quickly lost favor with Dolphins management after starting 1-3 this season. Many considered the Dolphins to be a possible contender for the AFC East this season after going on a spending splurge to bring in players like Ndamukong Suh.

The Dolphins have played rather poorly over the last three games (all losses) being outscored 91-48, including a 13 point loss to division foe New York Jets and a 41-14 loss to divison rival Buffalo. The other loss was a 23-20 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Miami is currently ranked 23rd in the league in total offense, only averaging 16.3 points per game (third worst in the league.) Defensively, the Dolphins find themselves near the bottom of the league, giving up the third most yards. The Dolphins also allow the most rushing yards per game, at 160.5, despite the addition of Suh in the middle of the defensive line.

Miami is going into a bye week before a matchup with the Tennessee Titans in Nashville October 18th. The Dolphins will host the Ravens December 6th.