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1978 Miami Dolphins

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.6, Offense: 4.2, Defense: 3.3, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 372 points (23.2/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 254 points (15.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of 118 points (7.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Don Shula (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

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

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 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 @ New York Jets 20 33 16 329 175 154 2 23 380 227 153 1
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-1 @ Baltimore Colts 42 0 20 440 148 292 2 18 247 151 96 7
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-1 Buffalo Bills 31 24 18 373 88 285 1 17 349 221 128 1
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 2-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3 17 9 143 61 82 3 20 337 115 222 1
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-2 St. Louis Cardinals 24 10 16 267 144 123 1 19 351 211 140 1
6 Mon October 9 boxscore W 4-2 Cincinnati Bengals 21 0 18 335 152 183 3 15 247 153 94 5
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 5-2 @ San Diego Chargers 28 21 17 261 122 139 1 20 404 287 117 5
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 5-3 @ New England Patriots 24 33 20 333 189 144 2 24 393 168 225 2
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 6-3 Baltimore Colts 26 8 14 309 189 120 2 13 231 39 192 6
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 7-3 Dallas Cowboys 23 16 13 206 152 54 19 328 239 89 5
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 8-3 @ Buffalo Bills 25 24 20 289 96 193 2 16 284 114 170 2
12 Mon November 20 boxscore L 8-4 @ Houston Oilers 30 35 27 454 327 127 2 23 406 141 265 1
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 8-5 New York Jets 13 24 18 256 150 106 4 18 307 222 85 1
14 Sun December 3 boxscore W 9-5 @ Washington Redskins 16 0 19 295 142 153 1 16 290 167 123 4
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 10-5 Oakland Raiders 23 6 13 260 163 97 3 21 319 234 85 7
16 Mon December 18 boxscore W 11-5 New England Patriots 23 3 12 285 171 114 1 16 296 219 77 4
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 24 boxscore L 11-6 Houston Oilers 9 17 14 209 118 91 5 23 455 290 165 1