The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 10, 2018

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‘Miami Miracle’ Final Play Lifts Dolphins Past Patriots 34-33 (Miami Herald) Bedlam. Insanity. Dolphins football. Their game looked over. Their season too. Then a miracle.

Inside the Fight for the Future of the Denver Broncos (Wall Street Journal) Under Pat Bowlen’s leadership, the Broncos were the model franchise: successful and drama free. Now the battle to succeed him has spilled out into the open.

Would Tua Tagovailoa Have Won the Heisman If He Hadn’t Gotten Injured? (Sports Illustrated) Despite being the Heisman frontrunner all season, Tua Tagovailoa’s lead slipped away during the SEC championship game and Kyler Murray’s win wasn’t even close.

ESPN Admits They Were Wrong For Turning SportsCenter to WokeCenter (Outkick)

Sorry, Jerry. You Were Right About Amari Cooper (CBS Sports) Amari Cooper has completely rejuvenated the Dallas offense and on Sunday provided his biggest impact game yet in the Cowboys’ push for the playoffs.

4 Interceptions, 1 Safety and Offensive Lineman TD: Bears Top High-Scoring Rams (Chicago Tribune) The Rams entered the game averaging 34.9 points per game, had scored under 30 points just twice all season and hadn’t scored fewer than 23 points in a single game.

Jason Garrett Tried to Convince Former Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten to Come Out of Retirement (Dallas Morning News) Head coach Jason Garrett made multiple attempts to lure Witten out of retirement and help the Cowboys make a playoff push.

A Struggling Desert Town Bets Its Future on Pot (New York Times) The City Council in this solidly Republican community of 5,000 people has approved 81 permits for cannabis businesses since 2015. Four stores are selling marijuana to the public — about 100 times the number of dispensaries per person over the entire state.

Patrick Mahomes II Just No-Look Passed His Way Back to MVP Front-Runner (The Ringer) The Chiefs second-year superstar led a late comeback against the Ravens on Sunday as he posted one of his best games and put Kansas City firmly in control of the 1-seed.

Colin Kaepernick Would Play for Redskins if They Offered a Job (Yahoo Sports)  If the Washington Redskins are willing to pick up the phone and call Colin Kaepernick, two sources close to the former NFL quarterback said he is ready and willing to play for the franchise. Last week, Clay Travis outlined why he thought it would be good idea for the Redskins to acquire Kaepernick.

The Market’s Latest Problem: Hesitation to Buy the Dip (WSJ) The diminishing lure of discounted stocks is the latest sign that investors are approaching selloffs with more caution.

Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Ends Nfl Rumors to Stop ‘People That Like to Yap’ (Detroit Free Press) He said, for the fourth straight year, that speculation isn’t true. He claimed those rumors happen as a way to hurt Michigan football’s recruiting efforts. He added he has “big plans” at U-M and plans to remain in Ann Arbor as the team’s head coach.

Vols Pull Off Biggest Win Of Rick Barnes Era by Defeating Top-Ranked Gonzaga (Rocky Top Talk) Tennessee is now 8-1 on the season. Rick Barnes was 0-6 against the top ranked teams in the country before this game.

Jameis Winston Gets Into a Heated Sideline Argument With His Own Center (For The Win) Sideline arguments happen regularly during NFL games, but an in-game argument between a quarterback and center? That’s a new one.

Tom Coughlin Coach the Disappointing Jaguars in 2019? It’s a Real Possibility (CBS Sports) As the Jaguars sit in the AFC South cellar at 4–9, there is “growing perception” that Jacksonville’s executive vice president Tom Coughlin could be the team’s head coach in 2019, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.