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1985 Miami Dolphins

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12-4-0, Finished 1st in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.0, Offense: 6.1, Defense: 0.9, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 428 points (26.8/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 12th.
 Differential of 108 points (6.8/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 10.7-5.3.

Coach: Don Shula (12-4-0)
 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 428 5843 1039 5.6 41 20 27 361 343 576 4114 31 21 6.9 218 444 1729 19 3.9 116
Team Defense 320 5767 1034 5.6 41 18 19 314 257 487 3511 21 23 6.7 160 509 2256 15 4.4 135
Lg Rank Offense 4 6 19 20 2 4 2 2 11 2 19 18 9 18
Lg Rank Defense 12 23 9 10 16 8 22 15 9 26 19 23 12 24

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 23 26 17 360 291 69 3 21 394 229 165 4
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-1 Indianapolis Colts 30 13 33 486 329 157 1 17 298 202 96 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 31 0 27 391 258 133 2 15 284 187 97 2
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 30 26 19 418 365 53 1 23 395 226 169 2
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 20 24 399 277 122 4 15 282 145 137 1
6 Mon October 14 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Jets 7 23 13 200 126 74 1 27 476 231 245
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 5-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41 38 30 446 302 144 2 24 476 365 111 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-3 @ Detroit Lions 21 31 20 341 239 102 3 21 355 203 152 1
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 5-4 @ New England Patriots 13 17 19 236 145 91 4 22 380 177 203 4
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 6-4 New York Jets 21 17 19 400 347 53 5 27 491 371 120 2
11 Sun November 17 boxscore W 7-4 @ Indianapolis Colts 34 20 25 458 323 135 2 17 352 210 142 4
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-4 @ Buffalo Bills 23 14 28 388 216 172 2 12 255 161 94 1
13 Mon December 2 boxscore W 9-4 Chicago Bears 38 24 17 335 245 90 2 23 343 176 167 4
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 10-4 @ Green Bay Packers 34 24 24 408 345 63 3 20 366 241 125 4
15 Mon December 16 boxscore W 11-4 New England Patriots 30 27 22 269 177 92 4 19 321 199 122 4
16 Sun December 22 boxscore W 12-4 Buffalo Bills 28 0 24 308 129 179 2 11 299 188 111 6
Playoffs
Division Sat January 4 boxscore W 13-4 Cleveland Browns 24 21 20 330 238 92 1 17 313 62 251 1
ConfChamp Sun January 12 boxscore L 13-5 New England Patriots 14 31 18 302 234 68 6 21 326 71 255 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*+ 24 QB 16 16 12-4-0 336 567 59.3 4137 30 5.3 21 3.7 73 7.3 6.7 12.3 258.6 84.1 18 157 6.80 6.21 3.1 4 6
10 Don Strock 35 16 0 7 9 77.8 141 1 11.1 0 0.0 67 15.7 17.9 20.1 8.8 155.8 0 0 15.67 17.89 0.0
83 Mark Clayton* 24 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 7 -7.00 -7.00 100.0
Team Total 26.7 16 12-4-0 343 576 59.5 4278 31 5.4 21 3.6 73 7.4 6.9 12.5 267.4 85.4 19 164 6.91 6.37 3.2 4 6
Opp Total 16 257 487 52.8 3789 21 4.3 23 4.7 7.8 6.52 14.7 236.8 73.2 38 278 6.7 5.5 7.2

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
22 Tony Nathan 29 RB 16 15 143 667 5 22 4.7 41.7 8.9 72 651 9.0 1 73 4.5 40.7 1318 6 7
27 Lorenzo Hampton 23 KR 16 1 105 369 3 15 3.5 23.1 6.6 8 56 7.0 0 15 0.5 3.5 425 3 3
30 Ron Davenport 23 rb 16 1 98 370 11 33 3.8 23.1 6.1 13 74 5.7 2 17 0.8 4.6 444 13 2
34 Woody Bennett 30 FB 16 13 54 256 0 17 4.7 16.0 3.4 10 101 10.1 1 27 0.6 6.3 357 1 0
13 Dan Marino*+ 24 QB 16 16 26 -24 0 6 -0.9 -1.5 1.6 -24 0 9
23 Joe Carter 23 10 0 14 76 0 19 5.4 7.6 1.4 2 7 3.5 0 4 0.2 0.7 83 0 2
10 Don Strock 35 16 0 2 -6 0 -3 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 0 0
83 Mark Clayton* 24 WR 16 16 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.6 0.1 70 996 14.2 4 45 4.4 62.3 1006 4 2
89 Nat Moore 34 wr 15 7 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.7 0.1 51 701 13.7 7 69 3.4 46.7 712 7 0
84 Bruce Hardy 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 409 10.5 4 31 2.4 25.6 409 4 1
85 Mark Duper 26 WR 9 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 650 18.6 3 67 3.9 72.2 650 3 1
80 Joe Rose 28 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 306 16.1 4 42 1.2 19.1 306 4 0
87 Dan Johnson 25 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 192 14.8 3 61 1.1 16.0 192 3 0
88 Vince Heflin 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 98 16.3 1 46 1.2 19.6 98 1 0
82 Duriel Harris 31 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 24 8.0 0 11 0.5 4.0 24 0 1
11 Jim Jensen 27 wr 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 1 4 0.1 0.3 4 1 0
32 Tommy Vigorito 26 PR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.0 9 0 3
Team Total 26.7 16 444 1729 19 33 3.9 108.1 27.8 343 4278 12.5 31 73 21.4 267.4 6007 50 31
Opp Total 16 509 2256 15 4.4 141.0 31.8 257 3511 13.7 21 16.1 219.4 5767 36 36

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
27 Lorenzo Hampton 23 KR 16 1 45 1020 0 46 22.7 1445
32 Tommy Vigorito 26 PR 9 0 22 197 0 21 9.0 206
40 Mike Kozlowski 29 db 5 2 7 65 0 17 9.3 0 32 0 32 97
81 Frank Lockett 28 3 0 5 23 0 8 4.6 23
23 Joe Carter 23 10 0 4 82 0 25 20.5 165
47 Glenn Blackwood 28 SS 14 14 3 20 0 18 6.7 20
42 Lyle Blackwood 34 16 0 2 32 0 17 16.0 32
83 Mark Clayton* 24 WR 16 16 2 14 0 11 7.0 1020
84 Bruce Hardy 29 TE 16 16 1 11 0 11 11.0 420
Team Total 26.7 16 39 319 0 21 8.2 52 1177 0 46 22.6 7503
Opp Total 16 27 371 1 13.7 63 1370 0 21.7

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
7 Fuad Reveiz 22 K 16 0 9 8 6 5 9 9 3 27 22 81.5% 52 50 96.2%
4 Reggie Roby 24 P 16 0 59 2576 63 0 43.7
Team Total 26.7 16 9 8 6 5 9 9 3 27 22 81.5% 52 50 96.2% 59 2576 63 0 43.7
Opp Total 16 28 19 67.9% 38 35 92.1% 73 2971 40.7

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
13 Dan Marino*+ 24 QB 16 16 0 9 2 -4 0
22 Tony Nathan 29 RB 16 15 0 7 1 0 0
47 Glenn Blackwood 28 SS 14 14 6 36 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
43 Bud Brown 24 FS 16 16 2 40 0 26 0 0 0 5 6 0
71 Mike Charles 23 NT 16 16 7.0
55 Hugh Green 26 ROLB 11 11 5.0 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
59 Bob Brudzinski 30 LOLB 14 13 3.0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 7 1
75 Doug Betters 29 LDE 14 14 5.5
91 Mack Moore 26 de 16 2 5.5
44 Paul Lankford 27 LCB 16 15 1.0 4 10 0 6 0
32 Tommy Vigorito 26 PR 9 0 0 3 2 0 0
51 Mark Brown 24 RILB 15 15 1.0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Lorenzo Hampton 23 KR 16 1 0 3 1 0 0
49 William Judson 26 RCB 16 16 4 88 1 61 0
53 Jay Brophy 25 lilb 16 6 1.0 1 41 0 41 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Joe Carter 23 10 0 0 2 1 0 0
83 Mark Clayton* 24 WR 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
50 Jackie Shipp 23 LILB 16 11 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Kim Bokamper 31 RDE 16 12 2.5
56 Charles Bowser 26 lb 2 2 2.5
30 Ron Davenport 23 rb 16 1 0 2 0 0 0
85 Mark Duper 26 WR 9 8 0 1 1 3 0
54 Alex Moyer 22 10 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Bill Barnett 29 de 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
42 Lyle Blackwood 34 16 0 1 0 0 0 0
76 Steve Clark 25 rg 16 5 0 0 1 0 0
79 Jon Giesler 29 LT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
84 Bruce Hardy 29 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
82 Duriel Harris 31 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
99 George Little 22 de 14 3 1.0
96 Sanders Shiver 31 lb 6 3 1.0
45 Robert Sowell 24 db 10 1 1.0
60 Jeff Toews 28 rt 11 5 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 37.0 23 265 1 61 0 0 31 28 12 1
Opp Total 16 19 36 18

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Fuad Reveiz 22 K 16 0 50 22 116
30 Ron Davenport 23 rb 16 1 11 2 13 78
89 Nat Moore 34 wr 15 7 7 7 42
22 Tony Nathan 29 RB 16 15 5 1 6 36
83 Mark Clayton* 24 WR 16 16 4 4 24
84 Bruce Hardy 29 TE 16 16 4 4 24
80 Joe Rose 28 te 16 1 4 4 24
85 Mark Duper 26 WR 9 8 3 3 18
27 Lorenzo Hampton 23 KR 16 1 3 3 18
87 Dan Johnson 25 te 12 1 3 3 18
34 Woody Bennett 30 FB 16 13 1 1 6
59 Bob Brudzinski 30 LOLB 14 13 1 1 6
88 Vince Heflin 26 5 0 1 1 6
11 Jim Jensen 27 wr 16 1 1 1 6
49 William Judson 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 19 31 1 1 52 50 22 428
Opp Total 16 15 21 1 1 35 19 320