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1984 Miami Dolphins

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14-2-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.6, Offense: 9.1, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -2.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 513 points (32.1/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (18.6/g), 7th.
 Differential of 215 points (13.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.5-3.5.

Coach: Don Shula (14-2-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Studley

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 513 6936 1070 6.5 28 10 29 387 367 572 5018 49 18 8.6 243 484 1918 18 4.0 115
Team Defense 298 5420 1051 5.2 36 12 12 314 310 551 3265 22 24 5.5 172 458 2155 16 4.7 130
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 3 3 1 6 1 1 10 1 17 16 6 16
Lg Rank Defense 7 19 12 20 17 23 14 14 9 7 9 22 18 28

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore W 1-0 @ Washington Redskins 35 17 18 397 311 86 23 349 193 156 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W 2-0 New England Patriots 28 7 17 343 269 74 2 18 332 205 127 5
3 Mon September 17 boxscore W 3-0 @ Buffalo Bills 21 17 23 368 296 72 3 16 296 228 68 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 4-0 Indianapolis Colts 44 7 24 399 260 139 1 15 223 71 152 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 5-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 36 28 26 552 420 132 24 445 308 137 1
6 Sun October 7 boxscore W 6-0 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 7 20 342 226 116 1 17 287 208 79 3
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W 7-0 Houston Oilers 28 10 28 515 307 208 1 16 239 156 83 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 8-0 @ New England Patriots 44 24 33 552 316 236 1 18 408 306 102 1
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 9-0 Buffalo Bills 38 7 28 493 302 191 3 15 273 170 103 4
10 Sun November 4 boxscore W 10-0 @ New York Jets 31 17 24 507 407 100 4 14 286 86 200 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 11-0 Philadelphia Eagles 24 23 21 331 234 97 1 19 364 187 177 2
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L OT 11-1 @ San Diego Chargers 28 34 24 434 338 96 3 34 537 371 166 1
13 Mon November 26 boxscore W 12-1 New York Jets 28 17 25 337 183 154 1 26 401 235 166 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 12-2 Los Angeles Raiders 34 45 30 515 434 81 2 18 404 225 179 2
15 Sun December 9 boxscore W 13-2 @ Indianapolis Colts 35 17 29 462 387 75 2 20 260 90 170 2
16 Mon December 17 boxscore W 14-2 Dallas Cowboys 28 21 17 389 328 61 3 21 316 226 90 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 29 boxscore W 15-2 Seattle Seahawks 31 10 22 405 262 143 2 8 267 216 51 1
ConfChamp Sun January 6 boxscore W 16-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 28 28 569 435 134 2 22 455 312 143 4
SuperBowl Sun January 20 boxscore L 16-3 N San Francisco 49ers 16 38 19 314 289 25 2 31 537 326 211 2

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*+ 23 QB 16 16 14-2-0 362 564 64.2 5084 48 8.5 17 3.0 80 9.0 9.4 14.0 317.8 108.9 13 120 8.60 8.94 2.3 2 3
10 Don Strock 34 16 0 4 6 66.7 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 4.5 4.5 6.8 1.7 76.4 0 0 4.50 4.50 0.0
83 Mark Clayton* 23 WR 15 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 1 8 -4.00 -26.50 50.0
11 Jim Jensen 26 wr 16 2 1 1 100.0 35 1 100.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 55.0 35.0 2.2 158.3 0 0 35.00 55.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 16 14-2-0 367 572 64.2 5146 49 8.6 18 3.1 80 9.0 9.3 14.0 321.6 108.5 14 128 8.56 8.85 2.4 2 3
Opp Total 16 310 551 56.3 3604 22 4.0 24 4.4 6.5 5.38 11.6 225.3 71.4 42 339 5.5 4.4 7.1

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
34 Woody Bennett 29 FB 16 9 144 606 7 23 4.2 37.9 9.0 6 44 7.3 1 20 0.4 2.8 650 8 4
22 Tony Nathan 28 RB 16 12 118 558 1 22 4.7 34.9 7.4 61 579 9.5 2 26 3.8 36.2 1137 3 3
23 Joe Carter 22 rb 13 2 100 495 1 35 5.0 38.1 7.7 8 53 6.6 0 15 0.6 4.1 548 1 3
46 Pete Johnson 30 13 0 68 159 9 9 2.3 12.2 5.2 159 9 1
13 Dan Marino*+ 23 QB 16 16 28 -7 0 10 -0.3 -0.4 1.8 -7 0 6
37 Andra Franklin 25 rb 2 2 20 74 0 12 3.7 37.0 10.0 74 0 0
83 Mark Clayton* 23 WR 15 15 3 35 0 30 11.7 2.3 0.2 73 1389 19.0 18 65 4.9 92.6 1424 18 2
10 Don Strock 34 16 0 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.3 0.1 -5 0 1
89 Nat Moore 33 wr 16 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 43 573 13.3 6 37 2.7 35.8 576 6 2
85 Mark Duper* 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 71 1306 18.4 8 80 4.4 81.6 1306 8 0
87 Dan Johnson 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 426 12.5 3 42 2.1 26.6 426 3 0
84 Bruce Hardy 28 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 257 9.2 5 19 1.8 16.1 257 5 0
81 Jimmy Cefalo 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 185 10.3 2 25 1.1 11.6 185 2 1
11 Jim Jensen 26 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 139 10.7 2 20 0.8 8.7 139 2 0
80 Joe Rose 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 195 16.3 2 34 1.3 21.7 195 2 0
Team Total 26.6 16 484 1918 18 35 4.0 119.9 30.3 367 5146 14.0 49 80 22.9 321.6 7064 67 26
Opp Total 16 458 2155 16 4.7 134.7 28.6 310 3265 10.5 22 19.4 204.1 5420 38 23

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 26 KR/PR 12 0 21 169 0 33 8.0 29 617 0 41 21.3 786
88 Vince Heflin 25 16 0 6 76 0 37 12.7 9 130 0 26 14.4 206
83 Mark Clayton* 23 WR 15 15 8 79 0 22 9.9 2 15 0 14 7.5 1518
40 Mike Kozlowski 28 16 0 4 41 0 20 10.3 2 23 0 12 11.5 64
77 A.J. Duhe* 29 LILB 12 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
31 Eddie Hill 27 16 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 26.6 16 39 365 0 37 9.4 44 799 0 41 18.2 8228
Opp Total 16 17 138 0 8.1 66 1368 0 20.7

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 28 K 16 0 7 7 5 2 4 3 19 9 47.4% 70 66 94.3%
4 Reggie Roby*+ 23 P 16 0 51 2281 69 0 44.7
Team Total 26.6 16 7 7 5 2 4 3 19 9 47.4% 70 66 94.3% 51 2281 69 0 44.7
Opp Total 16 17 9 52.9% 38 37 97.4% 83 3478 41.9

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 28 LDE 16 16 14.0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Charles Bowser 25 ROLB 15 15 9.0 0 0 1 0 0
13 Dan Marino*+ 23 QB 16 16 0 6 2 -3 0
47 Glenn Blackwood 27 SS 16 16 6 169 0 50 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Woody Bennett 29 FB 16 9 0 4 2 0 0
49 William Judson 25 RCB 16 16 4 121 1 60 0 0 0 2 37 0
42 Lyle Blackwood 33 FS 16 16 3 29 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Joe Carter 22 rb 13 2 0 3 2 0 0
28 Don McNeal 26 LCB 11 10 3 41 1 30 0 0 0 2 5 0
73 Bob Baumhower* 29 NT 15 15 2.0 0 0 2 23 1
58 Kim Bokamper 30 RDE 11 10 4.0
59 Bob Brudzinski 29 LOLB 16 16 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
44 Paul Lankford 26 lcb 16 6 3 25 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Tony Nathan 28 RB 16 12 0 3 1 0 0
71 Mike Charles 22 rde 10 6 3.0
83 Mark Clayton* 23 WR 15 15 0 2 1 0 0
46 Pete Johnson 30 13 0 0 1 2 0 0
70 Bill Barnett 28 de 16 1 2.0
77 A.J. Duhe* 29 LILB 12 8 1.0 1 7 0 7 0
89 Nat Moore 33 wr 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
45 Robert Sowell 23 16 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Rodell Thomas 26 lb 14 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Fulton Walker 26 KR/PR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
78 Charles Benson 24 16 0 1.0
43 Bud Brown 23 16 0 1 53 0 53 0
51 Mark Brown 23 RILB 16 9 1.0
81 Jimmy Cefalo 28 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Mark Duper* 25 WR 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
61 Roy Foster 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
88 Vince Heflin 25 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
91 Ed Judie 25 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Mike Kozlowski 28 16 0 1 26 0 26 0
55 Earnest Rhone 31 rilb 15 10 1.0
57 Dwight Stephenson*+ 27 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
10 Don Strock 34 16 0 0 1 0 -2 0
Team Total 26.6 16 42.0 24 478 2 60 0 0 26 28 60 1
Opp Total 16 14 23 11

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
83 Mark Clayton* 23 WR 15 15 18 18 108
5 Uwe von Schamann 28 K 16 0 66 9 93
46 Pete Johnson 30 13 0 9 9 54
34 Woody Bennett 29 FB 16 9 7 1 8 48
85 Mark Duper* 25 WR 16 16 8 8 48
89 Nat Moore 33 wr 16 1 6 6 36
84 Bruce Hardy 28 te 16 5 5 5 30
87 Dan Johnson 24 TE 16 16 3 3 18
22 Tony Nathan 28 RB 16 12 1 2 3 18
81 Jimmy Cefalo 28 16 0 2 2 12
11 Jim Jensen 26 wr 16 2 2 2 12
80 Joe Rose 27 9 0 2 2 12
73 Bob Baumhower* 29 NT 15 15 1 1 6
23 Joe Carter 22 rb 13 2 1 1 6
49 William Judson 25 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
28 Don McNeal 26 LCB 11 10 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 16 18 49 1 2 70 66 9 513
Opp Total 16 16 22 1 37 9 298