Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2012 4:09 PM

AP Pro32 comments about Dolphins

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NEW YORK (AP) - Comments on the Miami Dolphins by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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MIAMI DOLPHINS (20)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - Played Patriots tough.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 21) - Finishing second in division is a nice goal for Ryan Tannehill and mates.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 19)

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 19) - Have lost four of their last five because they haven't been a good finishing team.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 20) - Even after losing to the Pats, Miami still mathematically alive in the playoff race. But chances don't look good, especially with a road game against a 49ers team in bounce-back mode after loss in St. Louis.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 20) - Rookie Marcus Thigpen is having a superb season as a returner, averaging 28.9 yards with a touchdown on kickoffs and 12.7 yards with another score on punts.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 22) - Look at it this way, Miami: There's always LeBron and the Heat.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 20) - Just not enough offense to beat the big boys.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 20) - Dolphin fans should be optimistic about the future with this defense and rookie QB Ryan Tannehill even though he didn't throw a TD pass against the Patriots.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 20) - The Dolphins had a tough draw facing the Patriots.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 21) - Ryan Tannehill's roller-coaster rookie season took a downward turn with his erratic passing in last Sunday's 23-16 loss to New England.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 20) - They have lost four of five and Ryan Tannehill has cooled off.

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