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Miami Dolphins can’t humiliate themselves on national television …

Jarvis Landry is The Baltimore Ravens’ Matthew Judon (99) tackles Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) in the second quarter at MT Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

DAVIE — When Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase was asked about the importance of not losing before a national television audience for a third consecutive week, he said it was important for the players to focus more on the process, and less on the outcome.

That may be true, but a positive outcome on Monday Night Football at the Carolina Panthers (8:30 p.m., ESPN) would make a statement, a positive statement after too many negative ones with the world watching.

“Throughout my career, no one has ever really given us a chance,” Dolphins center Mike Pouncey said. “And that’s kind of the disheartening part of it. This year we’ve had a lot of primetime games. We’re playing at night. So we get to showcase our talents. But we can’t do what we did last time we were on national TV.”

In a home loss to the Oakland Raiders last Sunday night, the Dolphins actually put on a somewhat more encouraging performance than they have in recent spotlights.

Since taking over the Dolphins last year, Gase’s Dolphins are 13-6 in regionally televised games, but only 1-5 in contests on national television.

It all started with a 22-7 loss at Cincinnati on a Thursday night last season, followed by a win at the Jets and a playoff loss to the Steelers. This season, the Dolphins have been humiliated by the Saints (20-0 at London) and at the Ravens (40-0).

“We want to show the nation every week,” safety Reshad Jones said. “We’ve got to go and take that respect, regardless of

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