Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, buoyed by a thrilling comeback win over the Minnesota Vikings, says Joe Philbin will return as coach next season.
Ross made his announcement in the locker room shortly after the Dolphins won 37-35 Sunday.
Rookie Terrence Fede blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left, and Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes. The Dolphins overcame a 14-0 deficit to take the lead, but trailed again after giving up 15 points in an 11-second span in the fourth quarter.
Philbin's job had been considered in jeopardy because the Dolphins will miss the playoffs for the sixth year in a row. But they're 8-7 and have a shot at a winning season.
Minnesota fell to 6-9.