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1981 Miami Dolphins

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11-4-1, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 0.1, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (21.6/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (17.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 70 points (4.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Don Shula (11-4-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

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

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20 7 14 292 141 151 3 14 203 142 61 2
2 Thu September 10 boxscore W 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 10 25 346 161 185 1 15 300 183 117 2
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 @ Houston Oilers 16 10 16 257 133 124 1 9 202 117 85 1
4 Sun September 27 boxscore W 4-0 @ Baltimore Colts 31 28 22 428 309 119 20 514 348 166 1
5 Sun October 4 boxscore T OT 4-0-1 New York Jets 28 28 17 399 301 98 32 546 304 242 3
6 Mon October 12 boxscore L 4-1-1 @ Buffalo Bills 21 31 22 324 225 99 4 22 454 338 116 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-1-1 Washington Redskins 13 10 20 445 296 149 2 20 301 139 162 2
8 Sun October 25 boxscore L 5-2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 27 28 25 529 381 148 5 23 466 327 139 2
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-2-1 Baltimore Colts 27 10 19 310 164 146 19 308 240 68 3
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W OT 7-2-1 @ New England Patriots 30 27 24 419 216 203 4 23 492 351 141 5
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 7-3-1 Oakland Raiders 17 33 22 306 236 70 2 19 304 161 143
12 Sun November 22 boxscore L 7-4-1 @ New York Jets 15 16 13 187 41 146 2 21 285 165 120 2
13 Mon November 30 boxscore W 8-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 13 10 14 205 132 73 1 11 216 80 136 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 9-4-1 New England Patriots 24 14 19 340 128 212 2 17 256 122 134 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 10-4-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 7 16 253 160 93 3 16 276 185 91 2
16 Sat December 19 boxscore W 11-4-1 Buffalo Bills 16 6 18 282 125 157 1 15 240 129 111 3
Playoffs
Division Sat January 2 boxscore L OT 11-5-1 San Diego Chargers 38 41 25 472 394 78 3 34 564 415 149 4