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1971 Miami Dolphins

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10-3-1, AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 5.3, SoS: -2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (22.5/g), 4th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 174 points (12.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 141 points (10.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.2-2.8.

Coach: Don Shula (10-3-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore T 0-0-1 @ Denver Broncos 10 10 15 239 121 118 5 13 261 157 104 1
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-0-1 @ Buffalo Bills 29 14 20 376 150 226 14 267 136 131 3
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 1-1-1 New York Jets 10 14 14 297 134 163 3 13 221 87 134 1
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-1-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23 13 16 312 181 131 1 19 330 116 214 1
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 3-1-1 New England Patriots 41 3 19 431 216 215 11 117 82 35 3
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-1-1 @ New York Jets 30 14 19 361 59 302 16 233 101 132 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore W 5-1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 14 13 312 185 127 22 359 245 114 2
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 6-1-1 Buffalo Bills 34 0 23 391 89 302 19 364 158 206 5
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 7-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 21 11 309 189 120 4 17 288 219 69 4
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 8-1-1 Baltimore Colts 17 14 16 249 81 168 1 14 268 168 100 3
11 Mon November 29 boxscore W 9-1-1 Chicago Bears 34 3 23 446 238 208 1 9 197 101 96 4
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 9-2-1 @ New England Patriots 13 34 12 197 99 98 5 14 308 223 85
13 Sat December 11 boxscore L 9-3-1 @ Baltimore Colts 3 14 14 247 151 96 2 19 225 121 104
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 10-3-1 Green Bay Packers 27 6 17 245 90 155 1 14 223 86 137 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 25 boxscore W OT 11-3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 27 24 22 407 263 144 2 23 451 238 213 4
ConfChamp Sun January 2 boxscore W 12-3-1 Baltimore Colts 21 0 13 286 142 144 1 16 298 209 89 3
SuperBowl Sun January 16 boxscore L 12-4-1 N Dallas Cowboys 3 24 10 185 105 80 3 23 352 100 252 1