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1997 Miami Dolphins

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 13th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of 12 points (0.8/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-7.7.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens
 Defensive Coordinator: George Hill

Stadium: Pro Player Stadium
 Training Camp: Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wayne Huizenga
Head Coach/Player Personnel Jimmy Johnson
General Manager Eddie Jones
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 339 5135 1028 5.0 20 8 25 311 332 576 3792 16 12 6.3 199 430 1343 18 3.1 87
Team Defense 327 5364 1004 5.3 27 17 17 299 329 530 3551 23 10 6.3 176 443 1813 9 4.1 106
Lg Rank Offense 13 11 2 5 7 6 2 22 9 5 21 29 5 30
Lg Rank Defense 16 26 17 2 21 17 25 18 28 29 14 17 4 20

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 Indianapolis Colts 16 10 11 202 105 97 1 18 298 168 130 3
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W OT 2-0 Tennessee Oilers 16 13 21 354 300 54 1 13 294 109 185 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 18 23 20 299 240 59 1 22 392 250 142 2
4 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 31 21 283 235 48 24 357 248 109 1
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 3-2 Kansas City Chiefs 17 14 19 337 254 83 14 259 163 96
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 @ New York Jets 31 20 25 465 372 93 20 369 288 81 1
8 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 @ Baltimore Ravens 24 13 24 337 189 148 1 20 385 331 54 2
9 Mon October 27 boxscore L OT 5-3 Chicago Bears 33 36 18 365 246 119 3 26 464 336 128 2
10 Sun November 2 boxscore L 5-4 @ Buffalo Bills 6 9 13 230 176 54 2 17 265 86 179 1
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 6-4 New York Jets 24 17 21 296 176 120 20 382 303 79 2
12 Mon November 17 boxscore W 7-4 Buffalo Bills 30 13 16 314 218 96 2 15 223 131 92 2
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 7-5 @ New England Patriots 24 27 33 406 370 36 3 15 318 234 84
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 8-5 @ Oakland Raiders 34 16 23 378 241 137 2 18 326 212 114 2
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 9-5 Detroit Lions 33 30 19 391 310 81 1 24 424 279 145 5
16 Sun December 14 boxscore L 9-6 @ Indianapolis Colts 0 41 10 183 107 76 2 23 401 253 148 1
17 Mon December 22 boxscore L 9-7 New England Patriots 12 14 17 295 253 42 1 10 207 160 47 2
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 28 boxscore L 9-8 @ New England Patriots 3 17 10 162 120 42 3 15 228 120 108

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 36 QB 16 16 9-7-0 319 548 58.2 3780 16 2.9 11 2.0 55 6.9 6.6 11.8 236.3 80.7 20 132 6.42 6.11 3.5 1 3
7 Craig Erickson 28 2 0 13 28 46.4 165 0 0.0 1 3.6 27 5.9 4.3 12.7 82.5 50.4 2 21 4.80 3.30 6.7
Team Total 26.3 16 9-7-0 332 576 57.6 3945 16 2.8 12 2.1 55 6.8 6.5 11.9 246.6 79.2 22 153 6.34 5.97 3.7 1 3
Opp Total 16 329 530 62.1 3782 23 4.3 10 1.9 7.1 7.15 11.5 236.4 90.1 31 231 6.3 6.3 5.5

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
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 RB 16 14 283 892 15 22 3.2 55.8 17.7 29 261 9.0 1 36 1.8 16.3 1153 16 3
35 Irving Spikes 27 KR 12 1 63 180 2 14 2.9 15.0 5.3 7 70 10.0 0 24 0.6 5.8 250 2 3
30 Bernie Parmalee 30 rb 16 4 18 59 0 12 3.3 3.7 1.1 28 301 10.8 1 29 1.8 18.8 360 1 1
21 Lawrence Phillips 22 2 0 18 44 0 8 2.4 22.0 9.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.5 3.0 50 0 0
13 Dan Marino 36 QB 16 16 18 -14 0 1 -0.8 -0.9 1.1 -14 0 8
32 Jerris McPhail 25 rb 14 1 17 146 1 71 8.6 10.4 1.2 34 262 7.7 1 19 2.4 18.7 408 2 1
7 Craig Erickson 28 2 0 4 8 0 4 2.0 4.0 2.0 8 0 2
88 Charles Jordan 28 PR 14 1 3 12 0 16 4.0 0.9 0.2 27 471 17.4 3 44 1.9 33.6 483 3 2
36 Stanley Pritchett 24 FB 6 5 3 7 0 4 2.3 1.2 0.5 5 35 7.0 0 17 0.8 5.8 42 0 0
42 Roosevelt Potts 26 rb 6 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 3 27 9.0 0 13 0.5 4.5 30 0 0
17 John Kidd 36 P 13 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 4 0 0
20 Ray Nealy 22 1 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2.0 1.0 2 0 0
81 O.J. McDuffie 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 76 943 12.4 1 55 4.8 58.9 943 1 0
84 Troy Drayton 27 TE 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 558 14.3 4 30 2.4 34.9 558 4 0
85 Lamar Thomas 27 WR 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 402 14.4 2 26 2.3 33.5 402 2 1
80 Brett Perriman 32 wr 8 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 309 16.3 1 26 2.4 38.6 309 1 0
80 Fred Barnett 31 wr 6 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 166 9.8 1 20 2.8 27.7 166 1 1
89 Ed Perry 23 te 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 45 4.1 1 10 0.7 2.8 45 1 0
83 Brian Manning 22 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 85 12.1 0 21 1.0 12.1 85 0 0
49 DeWayne Dotson 26 lb 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 4 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 430 1343 18 71 3.1 83.9 26.9 332 3945 11.9 16 55 20.8 246.6 5288 34 23
Opp Total 16 443 1813 9 4.1 113.3 27.7 329 3551 10.8 23 20.6 221.9 5364 32 31

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
88 Charles Jordan 28 PR 14 1 26 273 0 38 10.5 1 6 0 6 6.0 762
35 Irving Spikes 27 KR 12 1 24 565 0 48 23.5 815
32 Jerris McPhail 25 rb 14 1 15 314 0 39 20.9 722
25 Corey Harris 28 FS 16 7 11 224 0 34 20.4 224
86 Qadry Ismail 27 3 0 8 166 0 27 20.8 166
27 Terrell Buckley 26 LCB 16 16 4 58 0 26 14.5 58
81 O.J. McDuffie 28 WR 16 16 2 4 0 3 2.0 947
51 Anthony Harris 24 LLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
50 Dwight Hollier 28 lb 16 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
89 Ed Perry 23 te 16 4 1 7 0 7 7.0 52
42 Roosevelt Potts 26 rb 6 1 1 16 0 16 16.0 46
Team Total 26.3 16 32 335 0 38 10.5 63 1298 0 48 20.6 6921
Opp Total 16 43 323 0 7.5 53 1018 0 19.2

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
10 Olindo Mare 24 K 16 0 2 2 15 14 10 8 6 3 3 1 36 28 77.8% 33 33 100.0% 5 235 53 0 47.0
17 John Kidd 36 P 13 0 52 2247 58 0 43.2
5 Kyle Richardson 24 p 3 0 11 480 54 0 43.6
Team Total 26.3 16 2 2 15 14 10 8 6 3 3 1 36 28 77.8% 33 33 100.0% 68 2962 58 0 43.6
Opp Total 16 35 25 71.4% 32 30 93.8% 63 2678 42.5

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
54 Zach Thomas 24 MLB 15 15 0.5 1 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 78 50
27 Terrell Buckley 26 LCB 16 16 4 26 0 12 0 1 0 2 23 1 67 18
22 Shawn Wooden 24 SS 16 15 2 10 0 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 56 27
59 Derrick Rodgers 26 RLB 15 14 5.0 3 0 1 0 0 56 24
38 Calvin Jackson 25 RCB 16 16 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 61 15
51 Anthony Harris 24 LLB 16 16 1.0 50 17
95 Tim Bowens 24 LDT 16 16 5.0 1 0 1 0 1 34 14
92 Daryl Gardener 24 RDT 16 16 1.5 1 0 1 0 0 32 20
93 Trace Armstrong 32 LDE 16 16 5.5 2 0 3 0 0 25 22
99 Jason Taylor 23 RDE 13 11 5.0 2 0 2 0 0 30 12
25 Corey Harris 28 FS 16 7 29 14
23 George Teague 26 fs 15 6 2 25 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 19
50 Dwight Hollier 28 lb 16 3 16 19
75 Shane Burton 23 de 16 4 4.0 1 0 1 0 0 18 9
29 Sam Madison 23 db 14 3 1 21 0 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 5
72 Barron Tanner 24 16 0 16 6
34 Tim Jacobs 27 db 16 1 15 4
24 Jerry Wilson 24 16 0 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1
13 Dan Marino 36 QB 16 16 0 8 3 -17 0
71 Dunstan Anderson 27 de 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 1
70 Mike Chalenski 27 8 0 3 2
96 Danny Stubbs 32 1 0 1.0 3 0
35 Irving Spikes 27 KR 12 1 0 3 2 0 0
26 Bracy Walker 27 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
7 Craig Erickson 28 2 0 0 2 2 -13 0
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 RB 16 14 0 3 0 0 0
88 Charles Jordan 28 PR 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
81 O.J. McDuffie 28 WR 16 16 0 0 2 3 1
80 Fred Barnett 31 wr 6 5 0 1 0 0 0
57 O.J. Brigance 28 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Brian Manning 22 7 0 0 0 1 -1 0
32 Jerris McPhail 25 rb 14 1 0 1 0 4 0
30 Bernie Parmalee 30 rb 16 4 0 1 0 -2 0
89 Ed Perry 23 te 16 4 0 0 1 0 0
85 Lamar Thomas 27 WR 12 6 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 31.0 10 92 0 23 0 15 23 30 -3 3 640 299
Opp Total 16 22 31 14 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Olindo Mare 24 K 16 0 33 28 117
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 23 RB 16 14 15 1 16 96
84 Troy Drayton 27 TE 16 15 4 4 24
88 Charles Jordan 28 PR 14 1 3 3 18
81 O.J. McDuffie 28 WR 16 16 1 1 2 12
32 Jerris McPhail 25 rb 14 1 1 1 2 12
35 Irving Spikes 27 KR 12 1 2 2 12
85 Lamar Thomas 27 WR 12 6 2 2 12
80 Fred Barnett 31 wr 6 5 1 1 6
95 Tim Bowens 24 LDT 16 16 1 1 6
27 Terrell Buckley 26 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
30 Bernie Parmalee 30 rb 16 4 1 1 6
80 Brett Perriman 32 wr 8 5 1 1 6
89 Ed Perry 23 te 16 4 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 18 16 3 37 33 28 339
Opp Total 16 9 23 4 2 30 25 1 327