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1975 Miami Dolphins

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.3, Offense: 3.3, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (25.5/g), 6th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 222 points (15.9/g), 4th.
 Differential of 135 points (9.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

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

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 357 4509 896 5.0 26 9 22 266 170 279 2009 19 17 6.7 108 594 2500 26 4.2 136
Team Defense 222 3789 858 4.4 30 9 19 224 200 375 2021 9 21 4.9 113 443 1768 14 4.0 92
Lg Rank Offense 6 11 3 3 11 26 20 7 7 3 2 4 3 5
Lg Rank Defense 4 6 20 24 4 12 6 1 13 6 4 5 9 13

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 22 boxscore L 0-1 Oakland Raiders 21 31 21 282 164 118 5 17 261 102 159 5
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 @ New England Patriots 22 14 17 257 47 210 3 12 187 109 78 4
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 31 7 25 414 133 281 10 205 101 104
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles 24 16 18 339 132 207 1 13 269 169 100 2
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Jets 43 0 22 437 176 261 2 12 176 60 116 8
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-1 @ Buffalo Bills 35 30 25 377 148 229 2 21 345 217 128 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-1 @ Chicago Bears 46 13 20 439 316 123 1 16 283 190 93 2
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-1 New York Jets 27 7 14 342 214 128 2 15 269 122 147 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 7-2 @ Houston Oilers 19 20 23 350 236 114 2 15 239 70 169
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 7-3 Baltimore Colts 17 33 15 167 39 128 5 14 222 42 180
11 Mon December 1 boxscore W 8-3 New England Patriots 20 7 16 328 129 199 1 15 244 172 72 1
12 Sun December 7 boxscore W 9-3 Buffalo Bills 31 21 19 296 99 197 21 385 255 130 2
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L OT 9-4 @ Baltimore Colts 7 10 15 278 86 192 2 22 352 206 146
14 Sat December 20 boxscore W 10-4 Denver Broncos 14 13 16 203 90 113 21 352 206 146

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Bob Griese 30 QB 10 10 7-3-0 118 191 61.8 1693 14 7.3 13 6.8 79 8.9 7.3 14.3 169.3 86.6 16 131 7.55 6.07 7.7 2 2
10 Don Strock 25 qb 6 3 2-1-0 26 45 57.8 230 2 4.4 2 4.4 25 5.1 4.0 8.8 38.3 67.8 3 29 4.19 3.15 6.3
15 Earl Morrall 41 qb 13 1 1-0-0 26 43 60.5 273 3 7.0 2 4.7 31 6.3 5.7 10.5 21.0 82.8 4 27 5.23 4.60 8.5 1 1
Team Total 26.5 14 10-4-0 170 279 60.9 2196 19 6.8 17 6.1 79 7.9 6.5 12.9 156.9 83.0 23 187 6.65 5.38 7.6 3 3
Opp Total 14 200 375 53.3 2335 9 2.4 21 5.6 6.2 4.19 11.7 166.8 57.1 40 314 4.9 3.0 9.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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
22 Mercury Morris 28 RB 14 14 219 875 4 49 4.0 62.5 15.6 2 15 7.5 0 10 0.1 1.1 890 4 5
36 Don Nottingham 26 FB 14 13 168 718 12 56 4.3 51.3 12.0 9 66 7.3 0 18 0.6 4.7 784 12 5
31 Norm Bulaich 29 14 1 78 309 5 30 4.0 22.1 5.6 32 276 8.6 5 59 2.3 19.7 585 10 2
32 Benny Malone 23 10 0 65 220 3 21 3.4 22.0 6.5 2 47 23.5 0 43 0.2 4.7 267 3 0
28 Hubert Ginn 28 11 0 21 78 0 14 3.7 7.1 1.9 3 21 7.0 0 8 0.3 1.9 99 0 1
12 Bob Griese 30 QB 10 10 17 59 1 17 3.5 5.9 1.7 59 1 2
89 Nat Moore 24 WR 14 14 8 69 0 36 8.6 4.9 0.6 40 705 17.6 4 79 2.9 50.4 774 4 1
10 Don Strock 25 qb 6 3 6 38 1 18 6.3 6.3 1.0 38 1 1
86 Freddie Solomon 22 KR/PR/wr 14 5 4 87 0 35 21.8 6.2 0.3 22 339 15.4 2 58 1.6 24.2 426 2 2
15 Earl Morrall 41 qb 13 1 4 33 0 16 8.3 2.5 0.3 33 0 1
33 Stan Winfrey 22 11 0 3 10 0 5 3.3 0.9 0.3 10 0 0
20 Larry Seiple 30 P 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 10 84 8.4 0 15 0.7 6.0 88 0 0
81 Howard Twilley 32 WR 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 366 15.3 4 32 1.7 26.1 366 4 0
88 Jim Mandich 27 te 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 217 10.3 4 32 1.5 15.5 217 4 0
87 Andre Tillman 23 TE 14 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 60 12.0 0 16 0.4 4.3 60 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 594 2500 26 56 4.2 178.6 42.4 170 2196 12.9 19 79 12.1 156.9 4696 45 20
Opp Total 14 443 1768 14 4.0 126.3 31.6 200 2021 10.1 9 14.3 144.4 3789 23 23

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
86 Freddie Solomon 22 KR/PR/wr 14 5 26 320 1 60 12.3 17 348 0 31 20.5 1094
89 Nat Moore 24 WR 14 14 8 80 0 29 10.0 9 243 0 42 27.0 1097
28 Hubert Ginn 28 11 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 9 235 0 39 26.1 338
49 Charlie Babb 25 SS 14 14 7 95 0 46 13.6 95
36 Don Nottingham 26 FB 14 13 3 80 0 27 26.7 864
32 Benny Malone 23 10 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 285
13 Jake Scott* 30 FS 14 14 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
33 Stan Winfrey 22 11 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 35
Team Total 26.5 14 43 509 1 60 11.8 40 949 0 42 23.7 6154
Opp Total 14 34 373 1 11.0 65 1549 1 23.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
20 Larry Seiple 30 P 14 0 65 2506 61 0 38.6
1 Garo Yepremian 31 K 14 0 1 1 5 5 7 6 2 1 1 16 13 81.3% 46 40 87.0%
Team Total 26.5 14 1 1 5 5 7 6 2 1 1 16 13 81.3% 46 40 87.0% 65 2506 61 0 38.6
Opp Total 14 20 11 55.0% 27 25 92.6% 72 2916 40.5

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Don Nottingham 26 FB 14 13 0 5 2 0 0
13 Jake Scott* 30 FS 14 14 6 60 0 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Mercury Morris 28 RB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
49 Charlie Babb 25 SS 14 14 4 18 0 18 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Curtis Johnson 27 RCB 14 14 4 41 0 17 0 0 0 1 8 0
86 Freddie Solomon 22 KR/PR/wr 14 5 0 2 2 2 0
31 Norm Bulaich 29 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
53 Bob Matheson 31 RLB 14 13 3 32 0 22 0
83 Vern Den Herder 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
12 Bob Griese 30 QB 10 10 0 2 0 -6 0
89 Nat Moore 24 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
55 Earnest Rhone 22 lb 14 4 2 2 0 2 0
10 Don Strock 25 qb 6 3 0 1 1 0 0
70 John Andrews 24 de 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
74 Randy Crowder 22 LDT 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
25 Tim Foley 27 LCB 14 9 0 0 1 0 0
28 Hubert Ginn 28 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 Mike Kolen 27 MLB 9 9 1 14 0 14 0
66 Larry Little+ 30 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
15 Earl Morrall 41 qb 13 1 0 1 0 -2 0
76 Don Reese 24 RDT 14 11 0 0 1 0 0 1
56 Steve Towle 22 mlb 14 9 1 16 0 16 0
Team Total 26.5 14 21 183 0 38 0 0 20 18 2 0 1
Opp Total 14 23 23 14 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 31 K 14 0 40 13 79
36 Don Nottingham 26 FB 14 13 12 12 72
31 Norm Bulaich 29 14 1 5 5 10 60
88 Jim Mandich 27 te 14 6 4 4 24
89 Nat Moore 24 WR 14 14 4 4 24
22 Mercury Morris 28 RB 14 14 4 4 24
81 Howard Twilley 32 WR 14 8 4 4 24
32 Benny Malone 23 10 0 3 3 18
86 Freddie Solomon 22 KR/PR/wr 14 5 2 1 3 18
12 Bob Griese 30 QB 10 10 1 1 6
10 Don Strock 25 qb 6 3 1 1 6
76 Don Reese 24 RDT 14 11 1 2
Team Total 26.5 14 26 19 1 46 40 13 1 357
Opp Total 14 14 9 1 1 1 1 25 11 1 222