It was interesting to see how many former Dolphins players dotted rosters of playoff teams...heck in the NFC championship you had TE Donald Lee against DB Sam Madison. And in the AFC you had Chris Chambers against half of Miami of the north.
And the Dolphins can take some solace in the fact that they played (relatively) well against the two teams playing for the Lombardi trophy (okay the team that has already been awarded it against a team that thinks they have a shot). Sure, they lost twice to the Patriots by 21, but in the first game, it was a contest for much of the game. And they were oh-so-close to beating the Giants in London.
And don't think for a moment that the NFL doesn't love that. One of the Superbowl teams played in London. If that doesn't drive them to play more games overseas, nothing will.