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1987 Miami Dolphins

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8-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.1, Offense: 3.2, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (24.1/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 335 points (22.3/g), 16th.
 Differential of 27 points (1.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-6.8.

Coach: Don Shula (8-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Olivadotti

Stadium: Joe Robbie Stadium
 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 362 5538 1005 5.5 37 17 25 331 338 584 3876 29 20 6.5 197 408 1662 16 4.1 109
Team Defense 335 5445 1013 5.4 32 16 23 314 295 494 3247 21 16 6.3 176 498 2198 18 4.4 115
Lg Rank Offense 7 4 18 14 2 1 1 3 17 5 24 23 7 10
Lg Rank Defense 16 26 18 13 24 18 21 12 19 23 21 25 24 25

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 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 21 28 20 285 221 64 2 18 309 150 159 4
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 23 10 20 375 245 130 2 20 342 258 84 4
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 @ Seattle Seahawks 20 24 19 324 160 164 2 20 402 326 76 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs 42 0 25 344 142 202 1 8 132 42 90 4
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L OT 2-3 @ New York Jets 31 37 30 414 286 128 6 24 477 294 183 5
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L OT 2-4 Buffalo Bills 31 34 21 366 296 70 2 29 474 330 144
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 24 26 478 332 146 3 22 315 199 116 1
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 20 14 22 333 235 98 23 358 202 156 2
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 Indianapolis Colts 21 40 22 286 209 77 5 32 457 218 239
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 5-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 14 21 440 258 182 1 16 319 134 185 3
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-6 @ Buffalo Bills 0 27 13 229 206 23 3 21 446 217 229
12 Mon December 7 boxscore W 6-6 New York Jets 37 28 30 432 293 139 1 13 256 216 40 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 28 10 23 476 357 119 4 15 310 155 155 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 8-6 Washington Redskins 23 21 22 459 393 66 1 28 472 268 204 2
15 Mon December 28 boxscore L 8-7 New England Patriots 10 24 17 297 243 54 4 25 376 238 138 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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* 26 QB 12 12 7-5-0 263 444 59.2 3245 26 5.9 13 2.9 59 7.3 7.2 12.3 270.4 89.2 9 77 6.99 6.85 2.0 2 2
15 Kyle Mackey 25 qb 3 3 1-2-0 57 109 52.3 604 3 2.8 5 4.6 30 5.5 4.0 10.6 201.3 58.8 4 24 5.13 3.67 3.5
10 Don Strock 37 12 0 13 23 56.5 114 0 0.0 1 4.3 26 5.0 3.0 8.8 9.5 51.7 0 0 4.96 3.00 0.0
14 Scott Stankavage 25 3 0 4 7 57.1 8 0 0.0 1 14.3 8 1.1 -5.3 2.0 2.7 22.6 0 0 1.14 -5.29 0.0
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 1 1 100.0 6 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 6.0 6.0 6.0 0.5 91.7 0 0 6.00 6.00 0.0
Team Total 25.7 15 8-7-0 338 584 57.9 3977 29 5.0 20 3.4 59 6.8 6.3 11.8 284.1 81.0 13 101 6.49 5.96 2.2 2 2
Opp Total 15 295 494 59.7 3430 21 4.3 16 3.2 6.9 6.34 11.6 228.7 81.5 21 183 6.3 5.7 4.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 145 619 6 51 4.3 51.6 12.1 48 457 9.5 1 34 4.0 38.1 1076 7 6
27 Lorenzo Hampton 25 KR/RB 12 6 75 289 1 34 3.9 24.1 6.3 23 223 9.7 0 24 1.9 18.6 512 1 4
33 Ronald Scott 24 rb 3 2 47 199 3 24 4.2 66.3 15.7 2 7 3.5 0 5 0.7 2.3 206 3 1
30 Ron Davenport 25 rb 10 1 32 114 1 27 3.6 11.4 3.2 27 249 9.2 1 29 2.7 24.9 363 2 0
34 Woody Bennett 32 FB 12 11 25 102 0 18 4.1 8.5 2.1 4 18 4.5 0 6 0.3 1.5 120 0 0
15 Kyle Mackey 25 qb 3 3 17 98 2 17 5.8 32.7 5.7 98 2 3
35 John Tagliaferri 23 rb 3 1 13 45 1 7 3.5 15.0 4.3 12 117 9.8 0 27 4.0 39.0 162 1 0
13 Dan Marino* 26 QB 12 12 12 -5 1 5 -0.4 -0.4 1.0 -5 1 5
38 Clarence Bailey 24 rb 3 1 10 55 0 13 5.5 18.3 3.3 55 0 0
20 Rickey Isom 24 rb 3 1 9 41 1 8 4.6 13.7 3.0 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.3 3.7 52 1 0
41 Mark Konecny 24 3 0 6 46 0 19 7.7 15.3 2.0 6 26 4.3 0 10 2.0 8.7 72 0 0
11 Jim Jensen 29 12 0 4 18 0 9 4.5 1.5 0.3 26 221 8.5 1 20 2.2 18.4 239 1 1
22 Tony Nathan 31 6 0 4 20 0 8 5.0 3.3 0.7 10 77 7.7 0 14 1.7 12.8 97 0 1
36 Tom Brown 23 1 0 3 3 0 3 1.0 3.0 3.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 1.0 6.0 9 0 0
32 Pete Roth 25 3 0 3 10 0 9 3.3 3.3 1.0 10 0 0
83 Mark Clayton 26 WR 12 12 2 8 0 4 4.0 0.7 0.2 46 776 16.9 7 43 3.8 64.7 784 7 0
4 Reggie Roby 26 P 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
85 Mark Duper 28 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 597 18.1 8 59 3.0 54.3 597 8 0
84 Bruce Hardy 31 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 292 10.4 2 31 2.3 24.3 292 2 1
82 James Pruitt 23 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 404 15.5 3 37 2.2 33.7 404 3 1
89 Leland Douglas 24 wr 3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 92 10.2 1 17 3.0 30.7 92 1 0
80 Lawrence Sampleton 28 te 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 64 8.0 0 19 2.7 21.3 64 0 1
85 Eddie Chavis 24 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 108 15.4 0 27 2.3 36.0 108 0 0
87 David Lewis 26 te 5 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 53 8.8 1 22 1.2 10.6 53 1 0
83 Dameon Reilly 24 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 70 14.0 0 20 1.7 23.3 70 0 0
87 Dan Johnson 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 35 8.8 2 22 0.6 5.0 35 2 1
81 Mike Caterbone 25 wr 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 46 23.0 0 30 0.7 15.3 46 0 1
84 Willie Smith 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 13 6.5 1 8 0.7 4.3 13 1 0
86 Fred Banks 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 1 10 0.3 3.3 10 1 0
86 George Farmer 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 1.0 5.0 5 0 0
Team Total 25.7 15 408 1662 16 51 4.1 118.7 29.1 338 3977 11.8 29 59 24.1 284.1 5639 45 37
Opp Total 15 498 2198 18 4.4 146.5 33.2 295 3247 11.0 21 19.7 216.5 5445 39 32

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
81 Scott Schwedes 22 PR 12 0 24 203 0 31 8.5 9 177 0 34 19.7 380
27 Lorenzo Hampton 25 KR/RB 12 6 16 304 0 32 19.0 816
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 14 258 0 32 18.4 1334
81 Mike Caterbone 25 wr 3 1 9 78 0 21 8.7 124
84 Bruce Hardy 31 TE 12 12 5 62 0 18 12.4 354
86 George Farmer 29 1 0 3 56 0 23 18.7 61
43 Bud Brown 26 FS 9 8 2 8 0 8 4.0 8
87 Dan Johnson 27 7 0 2 13 0 10 6.5 48
32 Pete Roth 25 3 0 2 49 0 26 24.5 59
47 Glenn Blackwood 30 SS 10 10 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
45 Trell Hooper 26 db 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Rickey Isom 24 rb 3 1 1 11 0 11 11.0 63
87 David Lewis 26 te 5 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 53
33 Ronald Scott 24 rb 3 2 1 22 0 22 22.0 228
Team Total 25.7 15 37 290 0 31 7.8 54 952 0 34 17.6 6881
Opp Total 15 26 141 0 5.4 67 1222 0 18.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 24 K 11 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 6 4 11 9 81.8% 30 28 93.3%
4 Reggie Roby 26 P 10 0 32 1371 77 0 42.8
2 Willie Beecher 24 k 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 4 3 75.0% 12 12 100.0%
3 Stacy Gore 24 p 3 0 14 502 60 0 35.9
10 Don Strock 37 12 0 9 277 44 0 30.8
5 Jeff Hayes 28 p 2 0 7 274 51 1 39.1
3 Van Tiffin 22 k 1 0 1 1 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
Team Total 25.7 15 2 2 2 2 3 3 9 5 16 12 75.0% 46 44 95.7% 62 2424 77 1 39.1
Opp Total 15 22 14 63.6% 41 41 100.0% 71 2755 38.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
81 Scott Schwedes 22 PR 12 0 0 7 3 0 0
13 Dan Marino* 26 QB 12 12 0 5 4 -25 0
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 0 6 2 0 0
29 Liffort Hobley 25 ss 14 6 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 4 55 1
97 John Bosa 23 RDE 12 12 3.0 0 0 2 0 0
27 Lorenzo Hampton 25 KR/RB 12 6 0 4 1 0 0
95 T.J. Turner 24 LDE 12 12 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Trell Hooper 26 db 3 3 2 11 0 11 0 0 1 1 59 1
11 Jim Jensen 29 12 0 0 1 3 2 0
44 Paul Lankford 29 LCB 12 12 3 44 0 44 0 0 0 1 4 0
70 Brian Sochia 26 NT 12 12 3.5
47 Glenn Blackwood 30 SS 10 10 3 17 0 17 0
43 Bud Brown 26 FS 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
15 Kyle Mackey 25 qb 3 3 0 3 0 -6 0
51 Mark Brown 26 ROLB 12 12 1.0 0 0 1 1 0
81 Mike Caterbone 25 wr 3 1 0 1 1 0 0
58 Rick Graf 23 lolb 12 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
49 William Judson 28 RCB 12 12 2 11 0 10 0
21 Tate Randle 28 db 3 1 2 16 0 11 0
79 Ike Readon 24 3 0 2.0
33 Ronald Scott 24 rb 3 2 0 1 1 0 0
69 Mike Lambrecht 24 dt 5 3 1.5
56 John Offerdahl* 23 RILB 9 9 1.5
59 Bob Brudzinski 32 LOLB 12 8 1.0
65 Jeff Dellenbach 24 c 11 6 0 1 0 -13 0
61 Roy Foster 27 LG 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
53 David Frye 26 lb 12 1 1.0
84 Bruce Hardy 31 TE 12 12 0 1 0 -7 0
87 Dan Johnson 27 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
41 Mark Konecny 24 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
22 Tony Nathan 31 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
68 Louis Oubre 29 g 3 1 0 0 1 0 0
94 Tim Pidgeon 23 lb 3 3 0 0 1 17 0
82 James Pruitt 23 wr 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 Reggie Roby 26 P 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Donovan Rose 30 db 12 1 0 0 1 0 0
32 Pete Roth 25 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Lawrence Sampleton 28 te 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
77 Stanley Scott 23 3 0 1.0
42 Robert Sowell 26 db 3 3 1 29 0 29 0
57 Dwight Stephenson*+ 30 C 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
78 Derek Wimberly 23 de 3 3 0.5
Team Total 25.7 15 21.0 16 135 0 44 0 0 37 34 87 2
Opp Total 15 13 32 16

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 24 K 11 0 28 9 55
85 Mark Duper 28 WR 11 11 8 8 48
83 Mark Clayton 26 WR 12 12 7 7 42
23 Troy Stradford 23 rb 12 5 6 1 7 42
2 Willie Beecher 24 k 3 0 12 3 21
82 James Pruitt 23 wr 12 1 3 3 18
33 Ronald Scott 24 rb 3 2 3 3 18
30 Ron Davenport 25 rb 10 1 1 1 2 12
84 Bruce Hardy 31 TE 12 12 2 2 12
87 Dan Johnson 27 7 0 2 2 12
15 Kyle Mackey 25 qb 3 3 2 2 12
86 Fred Banks 25 3 0 1 1 6
89 Leland Douglas 24 wr 3 2 1 1 6
27 Lorenzo Hampton 25 KR/RB 12 6 1 1 6
29 Liffort Hobley 25 ss 14 6 1 1 6
45 Trell Hooper 26 db 3 3 1 1 6
20 Rickey Isom 24 rb 3 1 1 1 6
11 Jim Jensen 29 12 0 1 1 6
87 David Lewis 26 te 5 3 1 1 6
13 Dan Marino* 26 QB 12 12 1 1 6
84 Willie Smith 23 3 0 1 1 6
35 John Tagliaferri 23 rb 3 1 1 1 6
3 Van Tiffin 22 k 1 0 4 4
Team Total 25.7 15 16 29 2 47 44 12 362
Opp Total 15 18 21 1 2 41 14 335