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1983 Miami Dolphins

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 2.6, Defense: 5.2, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 389 points (24.3/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 250 points (15.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 139 points (8.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.8-4.2.

Coach: Don Shula (12-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

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

Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Joe Robbie
General Manager Mike Robbie
Head Coach/Player Personnel Don Shula
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 389 5195 1033 5.0 27 16 31 314 254 442 3045 28 11 6.5 151 568 2150 16 3.8 132
Team Defense 250 5039 989 5.1 43 17 19 288 277 480 3002 19 26 5.7 147 460 2037 11 4.4 122
Lg Rank Offense 7 16 2 10 12 24 19 8 2 5 6 13 14 23
Lg Rank Defense 1 7 10 13 7 7 8 6 7 8 7 13 5 25

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 12 0 13 177 26 151 1 14 258 172 86 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 34 24 21 396 195 201 1 19 314 187 127 2
3 Mon September 19 boxscore L 2-1 @ Los Angeles Raiders 14 27 19 308 207 101 2 21 271 119 152 1
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 Kansas City Chiefs 14 6 20 279 100 179 7 8 155 92 63 5
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 3-2 @ New Orleans Saints 7 17 19 244 178 66 2 21 323 124 199 1
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L OT 3-3 Buffalo Bills 35 38 31 488 335 153 2 28 483 407 76 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 4-3 @ New York Jets 32 14 12 266 215 51 1 23 342 221 121 6
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 5-3 @ Baltimore Colts 21 7 14 272 157 115 1 17 311 173 138 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 6-3 Los Angeles Rams 30 14 20 452 279 173 1 19 309 204 105 4
10 Sun November 6 boxscore W 7-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 17 18 316 183 133 1 20 394 210 184 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 7-4 @ New England Patriots 6 17 13 207 126 81 1 20 386 162 224 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 8-4 Baltimore Colts 37 0 23 409 240 169 9 159 70 89 2
13 Mon November 28 boxscore W 9-4 Cincinnati Bengals 38 14 21 359 236 123 1 17 373 325 48 4
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 10-4 @ Houston Oilers 24 17 23 343 195 148 2 17 328 160 168 1
15 Sat December 10 boxscore W 11-4 Atlanta Falcons 31 24 22 353 229 124 2 21 365 179 186 2
16 Fri December 16 boxscore W 12-4 New York Jets 34 14 25 326 144 182 2 14 268 197 71 4
Playoffs
Division Sat December 31 boxscore L 12-5 Seattle Seahawks 20 27 21 321 193 128 5 21 334 183 151 1

Passing

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
13 Dan Marino* 22 QB 11 9 7-2-0 173 296 58.4 2210 20 6.8 6 2.0 85 7.5 7.9 12.8 200.9 96.0 10 80 6.96 7.39 3.3 1 2
16 David Woodley 25 qb 5 5 3-2-0 43 89 48.3 528 3 3.4 4 4.5 64 5.9 4.6 12.3 105.6 59.6 10 80 4.53 3.31 10.1
10 Don Strock 33 qb 15 2 2-0-0 34 52 65.4 403 4 7.7 1 1.9 47 7.8 8.4 11.9 26.9 106.5 3 30 6.78 7.42 5.5 0 1
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 3 4 75.0 46 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 11.5 11.5 15.3 2.9 112.5 0 0 11.50 11.50 0.0
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 1 1 100.0 48 1 100.0 0 0.0 48 48.0 68.0 48.0 3.4 158.3 0 0 48.00 68.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 12-4-0 254 442 57.5 3235 28 6.3 11 2.5 85 7.3 7.5 12.7 202.2 91.2 23 190 6.55 6.69 4.9 1 3
Opp Total 16 277 480 57.7 3365 19 4.0 26 5.4 7.0 5.36 12.1 210.3 70.0 49 363 5.7 4.2 9.3

Rushing & Receiving

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
37 Andra Franklin 24 FB 15 12 224 746 8 18 3.3 49.7 14.9 746 8 6
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 151 685 3 40 4.5 42.8 9.4 52 461 8.9 1 25 3.3 28.8 1146 4 2
20 David Overstreet 25 14 0 85 392 1 44 4.6 28.0 6.1 8 55 6.9 2 20 0.6 3.9 447 3 2
34 Woody Bennett 28 rb 16 2 49 197 2 25 4.0 12.3 3.1 6 35 5.8 0 9 0.4 2.2 232 2 1
13 Dan Marino* 22 QB 11 9 28 45 2 15 1.6 4.1 2.5 45 2 5
16 David Woodley 25 qb 5 5 19 78 0 15 4.1 15.6 3.8 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.2 84 0 4
10 Don Strock 33 qb 15 2 6 -16 0 0 -2.7 -1.1 0.4 -16 0 0
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 2 9 0 9 4.5 0.6 0.1 6 114 19.0 1 39 0.4 8.1 123 1 3
31 Eddie Hill 26 16 0 2 12 0 10 6.0 0.8 0.1 12 0 0
84 Bruce Hardy 27 te 15 8 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 22 202 9.2 0 25 1.5 13.5 204 0 0
82 Duriel Harris 29 wr 12 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 15 260 17.3 1 64 1.3 21.7 260 1 0
85 Mark Duper* 24 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 1003 19.7 10 85 3.2 62.7 1003 10 0
89 Nat Moore 32 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 558 14.3 6 66 2.4 34.9 558 6 1
80 Joe Rose 26 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 345 11.9 3 37 1.8 21.6 345 3 0
87 Dan Johnson 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 189 7.9 4 33 1.5 11.8 189 4 1
32 Tommy Vigorito 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 1.0 7.0 7 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 568 2150 16 44 3.8 134.4 35.5 254 3235 12.7 28 85 15.9 202.2 5385 44 30
Opp Total 16 460 2037 11 4.4 127.3 28.8 277 3002 10.8 19 17.3 187.6 5039 30 38

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
41 Fulton Walker 25 KR 15 0 8 86 0 23 10.8 36 962 0 78 26.7 1048
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 41 392 1 60 9.6 1 25 0 25 25.0 540
40 Mike Kozlowski 27 16 0 2 12 0 11 6.0 4 50 0 23 12.5 62
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 3 15 0 12 5.0 1161
88 Vince Heflin 24 14 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 1 27 0 27 27.0 46
34 Woody Bennett 28 rb 16 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 238
47 Glenn Blackwood 26 SS 16 16 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
51 Mark Brown 22 lb 14 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
45 Robert Sowell 22 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
32 Tommy Vigorito 24 1 0 1 62 0 62 62.0 69
Team Total 26.2 16 55 581 1 62 10.6 47 1085 0 78 23.1 7051
Opp Total 16 32 229 0 7.2 54 1024 0 19.0

Kicking & Punting

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
5 Uwe von Schamann 27 K 16 0 2 2 6 6 8 5 6 3 5 2 27 18 66.7% 48 45 93.8%
4 Reggie Roby 22 P 16 0 74 3189 64 1 43.1
Team Total 26.2 16 2 2 6 6 8 5 6 3 5 2 27 18 66.7% 48 45 93.8% 74 3189 64 1 43.1
Opp Total 16 15 9 60.0% 32 31 96.9% 90 3672 40.8

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
75 Doug Betters*+ 27 LDE 16 16 16.0 0 0 4 0 0
73 Bob Baumhower*+ 28 NT 16 16 8.0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Glenn Blackwood 26 SS 16 16 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
37 Andra Franklin 24 FB 15 12 0 6 1 0 0
13 Dan Marino* 22 QB 11 9 0 5 2 0 0
56 Charles Bowser 24 ROLB 16 16 6.5
77 A.J. Duhe 28 LILB 15 15 5.5 0 0 1 0 0
58 Kim Bokamper 29 RDE 15 15 2.0 2 43 1 24 0 0 1 1 0 0
49 William Judson 24 LCB 16 16 6 60 0 29 0
40 Mike Kozlowski 27 16 0 1.0 2 73 2 38 0 0 2 1 0 0
55 Earnest Rhone 30 RILB 12 12 3.0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 2 9 0
48 Gerald Small 27 RCB 15 15 5 60 0 28 0
42 Lyle Blackwood 32 FS 16 16 4 77 0 45 0
51 Mark Brown 22 lb 14 1 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Mike Charles 21 nt 16 3 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 1
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 0 3 1 0 0
16 David Woodley 25 qb 5 5 0 4 0 0 0
20 David Overstreet 25 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
41 Fulton Walker 25 KR 15 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Woody Bennett 28 rb 16 2 0 1 1 0 0
59 Bob Brudzinski 28 LOLB 16 16 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 0 2 0 0 0
31 Eddie Hill 26 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Dan Johnson 23 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
67 Bob Kuechenberg* 36 LG 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
44 Paul Lankford 25 db 16 1 1 10 0 10 0
89 Nat Moore 32 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
45 Robert Sowell 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Don Strock 33 qb 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
54 Rodell Thomas 25 lb 16 2 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 49.0 26 345 3 45 0 0 30 28 9 0 1
Opp Total 16 23 38 21

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Uwe von Schamann 27 K 16 0 45 18 99
85 Mark Duper* 24 WR 16 11 10 10 60
37 Andra Franklin 24 FB 15 12 8 8 48
89 Nat Moore 32 WR 16 15 6 6 36
87 Dan Johnson 23 TE 16 16 4 4 24
22 Tony Nathan 27 RB 16 12 3 1 4 24
20 David Overstreet 25 14 0 1 2 3 18
80 Joe Rose 26 16 0 3 3 18
34 Woody Bennett 28 rb 16 2 2 2 12
83 Mark Clayton 22 PR 14 0 1 1 2 12
40 Mike Kozlowski 27 16 0 2 2 12
13 Dan Marino* 22 QB 11 9 2 2 12
58 Kim Bokamper 29 RDE 15 15 1 1 6
82 Duriel Harris 29 wr 12 3 1 1 6
71 Mike Charles 21 nt 16 3 1 2
Team Total 26.2 16 16 28 1 3 48 45 18 1 389
Opp Total 16 11 19 1 1 31 9 250