Phin Tank: Preview the Dolphins’ first playoff since 2016

Skylar Thompson, Miami’s rookie third-string quarterback, managed to will his team to its first playoff berth in seven years with this post Sunday’s 11-6 victory over the New York Jets. The seventh-round pick will now have the daunting task of playing another division rival, but this time with much more at stake.

Our hosts give insight into how Thompson and the Dolphins can overcome several significant injuries and emerge victorious in a hostile Highmark Stadium. Miami will take on the second-seeded Bills, who helped the Dolphins reach the postseason with a 35-23 victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday. The team appears to be in much higher spirits now that their teammate, Damar Hamlin, has been released from the hospital. He suffered cardiac arrest on the field just two weeks ago.

Listeners will then receive each host’s score prediction for the contest and plans for the show as the season comes to an end. The Dolphins take on the Bills on Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CBS4 in South Florida.


Moises Pinell is a student at FIU majoring in communications with a track in Digital Media. He enjoys editing videos related to sports and business. He aspires to work for a television network, the Miami Heat, or in the film industry.

Esteban Rodriguez is a sophomore majoring in TV/Broadcast media. He is a producer for Caplin News and FIU's Sports show, Sideline. He hopes to pursue this path of producing for Sports Networks and/or Hollywood in the Film Industry.


Alfredo Banegas is a junior at Florida International University majoring in digital journalism hoping to combine his passion of sports and writing to become a sports writer. Alfredo looks to make positive changes in the way sports are covered in today’s media landscape.

Anthony Blanco is a senior majoring in Digital Journalism with hopes of pursuing a career in sports journalism. Anthony is passionate about covering sports and hopes to one day make his passion his profession.

Ethan Toth is a senior, studying Digital Communication and Media at FIU since 2020. As an aspiring writer and producer, he has worked on multiple podcasts, film and video shoots and radio productions. Ethan looks forward to working professionally in whatever creative field he can land in first.