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1970 Miami Dolphins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -1.3, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -6.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 297 points (21.2/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 228 points (16.3/g), 5th.
 Differential of 69 points (4.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Don Shula (10-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida)

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Joe Robbie
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Don Shula
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 297 4039 827 4.9 30 11 22 228 159 299 1957 15 19 5.8 100 492 2082 14 4.2 106
Team Defense 228 4004 808 5.0 38 15 16 226 234 403 2551 17 23 6.1 128 387 1453 8 3.8 82
Lg Rank Offense 11 11 8 3 13 23 20 15 10 9 4 3 7 5
Lg Rank Defense 5 15 7 12 16 22 22 15 6 24 2 7 7 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-1 @ Boston Patriots 14 27 15 214 119 95 3 18 301 117 184 1
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-1 @ Houston Oilers 20 10 20 284 127 157 1 19 307 181 126 3
3 Sat October 3 boxscore W 2-1 Oakland Raiders 20 13 7 279 175 104 1 14 334 154 180 4
4 Sat October 10 boxscore W 3-1 @ New York Jets 20 6 20 312 195 117 1 14 263 224 39 3
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ Buffalo Bills 33 14 20 301 154 147 1 14 390 337 53 6
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 4-2 Cleveland Browns 0 28 8 165 46 119 3 21 339 252 87 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 4-3 @ Baltimore Colts 0 35 20 383 182 201 4 14 239 157 82 1
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 4-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 24 14 245 128 117 4 17 291 178 113 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-4 New Orleans Saints 21 10 20 406 225 181 4 18 319 191 128 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-4 Baltimore Colts 34 17 12 251 136 115 19 296 187 109 4
11 Mon November 30 boxscore W 7-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 7 16 304 86 218 2 15 271 160 111 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-4 Boston Patriots 37 20 18 301 93 208 2 19 243 176 67
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 9-4 New York Jets 16 10 19 269 125 144 3 14 214 86 128 3
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 10-4 Buffalo Bills 45 7 19 325 166 159 1 10 197 151 46 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 27 boxscore L 10-5 @ Oakland Raiders 14 21 16 242 124 118 1 12 307 187 120 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Bob Griese* 25 QB 14 14 10-4-0 142 245 58.0% 2019 12 4.9 17 6.9 54 8.2 6.1 14.2 144.2 72.1 31 282 6.29 4.39 11.2 0 1
5 John Stofa 28 8 0 16 53 30.2% 240 3 5.7 2 3.8 52 4.5 4.0 15.0 30.0 49.3 5 45 3.36 2.84 8.6
21 Jim Kiick 24 RB 14 13 1 1 100.0% 25 0 0.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 25.0 25.0 1.8 118.7 0 0 25.00 25.00 0.0
Team Total 25.1 14 10-4-0 159 299 53.2% 2284 15 5.0 19 6.4 54 7.6 5.8 14.4 163.1 68.5 36 327 5.84 4.19 10.7 0 1
Opp Total 14 234 403 58.1% 2708 17 4.2 23 5.7 6.7 5.00 11.6 193.4 68.7 18 157 6.1 4.4 4.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
39 Larry Csonka* 24 FB 14 14 193 874 6 53 4.5 62.4 13.8 11 94 8.5 0 54 0.8 6.7 968 6 3
21 Jim Kiick 24 RB 14 13 191 658 6 56 3.4 47.0 13.6 42 497 11.8 0 47 3.0 35.5 1155 6 4
22 Mercury Morris 23 KR 12 1 60 409 0 40 6.8 34.1 5.0 12 149 12.4 0 50 1.0 12.4 558 0 6
12 Bob Griese* 25 QB 14 14 26 89 2 16 3.4 6.4 1.9 89 2 5
35 Stan Mitchell 26 14 0 8 23 0 9 2.9 1.6 0.6 6 85 14.2 1 36 0.4 6.1 108 1 0
32 Hubert Ginn 23 12 0 5 -1 0 8 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -1 0 2
42 Paul Warfield* 28 WR 11 11 2 13 0 16 6.5 1.2 0.2 28 703 25.1 6 54 2.5 63.9 716 6 0
20 Larry Seiple 25 P 14 0 2 21 0 24 10.5 1.5 0.1 2 14 7.0 0 7 0.1 1.0 35 0 0
31 Barry Pryor 24 2 0 2 0 0 5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 0
5 John Stofa 28 8 0 2 5 0 4 2.5 0.6 0.3 5 0 0
89 Karl Noonan 26 14 3 1 -9 0 -9 -9.0 -0.6 0.1 10 186 18.6 1 51 0.7 13.3 177 1 1
81 Howard Twilley 27 WR 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 281 12.8 5 23 1.6 20.1 281 5 0
80 Marv Fleming 28 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 205 11.4 0 36 1.3 14.6 205 0 0
87 Willie Richardson 31 10 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 67 9.6 1 27 0.7 6.7 67 1 0
88 Jim Mandich 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 1 3 0.1 0.2 3 1 1
Team Total 25.1 14 492 2082 14 56 4.2 148.7 35.1 159 2284 14.4 15 54 11.4 163.1 4366 29 24
Opp Total 14 387 1453 8 3.8 103.8 27.6 234 2551 10.9 17 16.7 182.2 4004 25 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
13 Jake Scott 25 FS/PR 14 14 27 290 1 77 10.7 4 117 0 42 29.3 407
22 Mercury Morris 23 KR 12 1 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 28 812 1 96 29.0 1369
32 Hubert Ginn 23 12 0 5 59 0 26 11.8 58
35 Stan Mitchell 26 14 0 4 35 0 17 8.8 143
40 Dick Anderson 24 SS 14 14 1 6 0 6 6.0 1 8 0 8 8.0 14
88 Jim Mandich 22 14 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 3
20 Larry Seiple 25 P 14 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 40
44 Dean Brown 25 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
25 Tim Foley 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 30 295 1 77 9.8 48 1036 1 96 21.6 5697
Opp Total 14 20 241 1 12.1 55 1142 1 20.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Garo Yepremian 26 K 13 0 4 4 3 2 6 5 15 11 1 29 22 75.9%% 31 31 100.0%%
20 Larry Seiple 25 P 14 0 58 2392 67 0 41.2
15 Karl Kremser 25 k 1 0 1 1 0.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
Team Total 25.1 14 4 4 4 2 6 5 15 11 1 30 22 73.3%% 33 33 100.0%% 58 2392 67 0 41.2
Opp Total 14 22 11 50.0%% 28 27 96.4%% 63 2627 41.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
40 Dick Anderson 24 SS 14 14 8 191 0 86 0 0 1 2 0 0
12 Bob Griese* 25 QB 14 14 0 5 2 -3 0
45 Curtis Johnson 22 LCB 14 14 3 29 0 21 0 0 0 4 8 0
21 Jim Kiick 24 RB 14 13 0 4 3 0 0
22 Mercury Morris 23 KR 12 1 0 6 1 0 0
26 Lloyd Mumphord 24 RCB 14 14 5 35 1 32 0 0 0 2 9 0
13 Jake Scott 25 FS/PR 14 14 5 112 0 47 0 0 1 1 0 0
32 Hubert Ginn 23 12 0 0 2 2 3 0
39 Larry Csonka* 24 FB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
88 Jim Mandich 22 14 0 0 1 2 2 0
44 Dean Brown 25 5 0 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jesse Powell 23 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
71 Frank Cornish 26 11 1 0 0 1 0 0
54 Ted Davis 28 llb 14 6 1 15 0 15 0
67 Bob Kuechenberg 23 lg 14 5 0 0 1 0 0
89 Karl Noonan 26 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
48 Bob Petrella 26 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 John Richardson 25 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
20 Larry Seiple 25 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 Garo Yepremian 26 K 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.1 14 23 414 1 86 0 0 24 28 19 0
Opp Total 14 36 24 9

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 26 K 13 0 31 22 97
39 Larry Csonka* 24 FB 14 14 6 6 36
21 Jim Kiick 24 RB 14 13 6 6 36
42 Paul Warfield* 28 WR 11 11 6 6 36
81 Howard Twilley 27 WR 14 10 5 5 30
12 Bob Griese* 25 QB 14 14 2 2 12
26 Lloyd Mumphord 24 RCB 14 14 1 1 2 12
88 Jim Mandich 22 14 0 1 1 6
35 Stan Mitchell 26 14 0 1 1 6
22 Mercury Morris 23 KR 12 1 1 1 6
89 Karl Noonan 26 14 3 1 1 6
87 Willie Richardson 31 10 4 1 1 6
13 Jake Scott 25 FS/PR 14 14 1 1 6
15 Karl Kremser 25 k 1 0 2 2
Team Total 25.1 14 14 15 1 1 1 1 33 33 22 297
Opp Total 14 8 17 1 1 1 27 11 228

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ BOS L, 14-27 1 5 rush Bob Griese 5 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ BOS L, 14-27 2 5 rush Jim Kiick 5 yard rush (Karl Kremser kick)
3 1970-09-27 @ HOU W, 20-10 2 3 pass Jim Mandich 3 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ HOU W, 20-10 3 5 pass Howard Twilley 5 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
5 1970-10-03 OAK W, 20-13 2 49 pass Paul Warfield 49 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
6 1970-10-03 OAK W, 20-13 4 17 pass Paul Warfield 17 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
7 1970-10-10 @ NYJ W, 20-6 1 9 pass Paul Warfield 9 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
8 1970-10-10 @ NYJ W, 20-6 4 3 pass Howard Twilley 3 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
9 1970-10-18 @ BUF W, 33-14 1 4 rush Larry Csonka 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ BUF W, 33-14 3 5 rush Larry Csonka 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
11 1970-10-18 @ BUF W, 33-14 4 43 pass Paul Warfield 43 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
12 1970-11-08 @ PHI L, 17-24 4 52 pass Paul Warfield 52 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick)
13 1970-11-08 @ PHI L, 17-24 4 27 pass Willie Richardson 27 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick)
14 1970-11-15 NOR W, 21-10 1 32 interception Lloyd Mumphord 32 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
15 1970-11-15 NOR W, 21-10 3 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
16 1970-11-15 NOR W, 21-10 4 6 rush Larry Csonka 6 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
17 1970-11-22 BAL W, 34-17 1 77 punt Jake Scott 77 yard punt return (Garo Yepremian kick)
18 1970-11-22 BAL W, 34-17 2 15 rush Bob Griese 15 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
19 1970-11-22 BAL W, 34-17 2 27 pass Paul Warfield 27 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
20 1970-11-22 BAL W, 34-17 3 51 pass Karl Noonan 51 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1970-11-30 @ ATL W, 20-7 2 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1970-11-30 @ ATL W, 20-7 4 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1970-12-06 BOS W, 37-20 1 96 kickoff Mercury Morris 96 yard kickoff return (Garo Yepremian kick)
24 1970-12-06 BOS W, 37-20 1 51 blocked field goal Lloyd Mumphord 51 yard blocked field goal return (Garo Yepremian kick)
25 1970-12-06 BOS W, 37-20 2 19 pass Howard Twilley 19 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
26 1970-12-06 BOS W, 37-20 3 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
27 1970-12-13 NYJ W, 16-10 2 23 pass Howard Twilley 23 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
28 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 1 4 rush Jim Kiick 4 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
29 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 1 21 pass Howard Twilley 21 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
30 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 1 2 rush Larry Csonka 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
31 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 2 2 rush Jim Kiick 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 3 2 rush Jim Kiick 2 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1970-12-20 BUF W, 45-7 4 36 pass Stan Mitchell 36 yard pass from John Stofa (Garo Yepremian kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ BOS W, 27-14 2 10 rush Carl Garrett 10 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ BOS W, 27-14 2 1 rush Jim Nance 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1970-09-20 @ BOS W, 27-14 4 24 pass Ron Sellers 24 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ HOU L, 10-20 4 9 rush Hoyle Granger 9 yard rush (Roy Gerela kick)
5 1970-10-03 OAK L, 13-20 4 36 pass Warren Wells 36 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
6 1970-10-18 @ BUF L, 14-33 2 18 pass Marlin Briscoe 18 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
7 1970-10-18 @ BUF L, 14-33 3 16 pass Marlin Briscoe 16 yard pass from Dennis Shaw (Grant Guthrie kick)
8 1970-10-25 CLE W, 28-0 2 13 pass Bo Scott 13 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1970-10-25 CLE W, 28-0 2 56 interception Dale Lindsey 56 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1970-10-25 CLE W, 28-0 3 21 pass Gary Collins 21 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
11 1970-10-25 CLE W, 28-0 4 1 rush Randy Minniear 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
12 1970-11-01 @ BAL W, 35-0 1 80 punt Ron Gardin 80 yard punt return (Jim O'Brien kick)
13 1970-11-01 @ BAL W, 35-0 2 1 rush Norm Bulaich 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
14 1970-11-01 @ BAL W, 35-0 3 99 kickoff Jim Duncan 99 yard kickoff return (Jim O'Brien kick)
15 1970-11-01 @ BAL W, 35-0 3 32 pass Eddie Hinton 32 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
16 1970-11-01 @ BAL W, 35-0 4 15 pass Tom Mitchell 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim O'Brien kick)
17 1970-11-08 @ PHI W, 24-17 2 31 pass Harold Jackson 31 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1970-11-08 @ PHI W, 24-17 2 15 pass Harold Jackson 15 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1970-11-08 @ PHI W, 24-17 3 2 pass Steve Zabel 2 yard pass from Norm Snead (Mark Moseley kick)
20 1970-11-15 NOR L, 10-21 1 11 rush Tom Barrington 11 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
21 1970-11-22 BAL L, 17-34 2 4 pass Roy Jefferson 4 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
22 1970-11-22 BAL L, 17-34 4 2 pass Tom Mitchell 2 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Jim O'Brien kick)
23 1970-11-30 @ ATL L, 7-20 4 5 pass Paul Gipson 5 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
24 1970-12-06 BOS L, 20-37 2 10 rush Jim Nance 10 yard rush
25 1970-12-06 BOS L, 20-37 3 6 rush Carl Garrett 6 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
26 1970-12-06 BOS L, 20-37 4 22 pass Gayle Knief 22 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Gino Cappelletti kick)
27 1970-12-13 NYJ L, 10-16 2 8 pass Eddie Bell 8 yard pass from Al Woodall (Jim Turner kick)
28 1970-12-20 BUF L, 7-45 4 30 pass Willie Grate 30 yard pass from James Harris (Grant Guthrie kick)