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1998 Miami Dolphins

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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: -0.7, Defense: 6.5, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (20.1/g), 16th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (16.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 56 points (3.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-6.2.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kippy Brown
 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 Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 321 4930 1028 4.8 28 12 20 269 316 546 3395 23 16 6.0 176 458 1535 10 3.4 73 217 27.6 14.3 Own 31.1 2:39 5.36 25.1 1.46
Team Defense 265 4435 944 4.7 36 7 34 257 252 504 2924 17 29 5.3 148 395 1511 6 3.8 75 210 26.2 14.8 Own 30.8 2:20 5.1 25.0 1.36
Lg Rank Offense 16 16 14 15 21 9 10 12 15 12 13 24 19 30 18 15 16 8 17 16 20
Lg Rank Defense 1 3 4 23 4 13 6 3 1 3 5 6 1 12 26 4 16 4 5 8 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 6 boxscore W 1-0 @ Indianapolis Colts 24 15 15 272 135 137 1 24 337 273 64 4 3.50 10.91 -6.08
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 2-0 Buffalo Bills 13 7 12 259 143 116 12 187 77 110 1 -5.84 14.20 -2.85
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 21 0 11 219 109 110 1 13 200 78 122 3 -12.00 27.50 3.54
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 3-1 @ New York Jets 9 20 11 153 119 34 3 22 289 172 117 1 -15.37 -1.74 5.82
6 Mon October 12 boxscore L 3-2 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 21 28 25 374 307 67 2 12 385 199 186 1 1.82 -8.83 1.18
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-2 St. Louis Rams 14 0 16 245 104 141 1 15 204 128 76 2 -6.71 12.81 8.55
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W OT 5-2 New England Patriots 12 9 18 333 263 70 3 13 251 225 26 1 -11.85 10.37 5.14
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 5-3 @ Buffalo Bills 24 30 15 296 168 128 1 16 313 197 116 2 -9.51 -1.52 4.89
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 6-3 Indianapolis Colts 27 14 20 359 207 152 2 21 254 140 114 2 3.70 6.10 2.86
11 Sun November 15 boxscore W 7-3 @ Carolina Panthers 13 9 15 315 131 184 1 12 210 148 62 2 -2.48 13.74 -5.04
12 Mon November 23 boxscore L 7-4 @ New England Patriots 23 26 17 322 289 33 1 21 455 414 41 2 1.30 -4.05 -0.18
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 8-4 New Orleans Saints 30 10 24 375 255 120 1 11 157 70 87 4 -1.60 22.04 -0.23
14 Sun December 6 boxscore W 9-4 @ Oakland Raiders 27 17 9 260 170 90 1 20 314 207 107 7 -18.13 24.40 -1.12
15 Sun December 13 boxscore L 9-5 New York Jets 16 21 22 357 278 79 2 16 314 232 82 2 -14.71 4.93 3.65
16 Mon December 21 boxscore W 10-5 Denver Broncos 31 21 19 391 355 36 2 14 219 161 58 2 3.09 20.16 -10.55
17 Sun December 27 boxscore L 10-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 16 38 20 400 362 38 6 15 346 203 143 -8.04 -11.84 2.88
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 2 boxscore W 11-6 Buffalo Bills 24 17 25 345 228 117 1 23 416 339 77 5 13.93 -0.13 -7.51
Division Sat January 9 boxscore L 11-7 @ Denver Broncos 3 38 14 252 238 14 3 24 424 174 250 -20.56 -22.61 5.85

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
13 Dan Marino 37 QB 16 16 10-6-0 310 537 57.7% 3497 23 4.3 15 2.8 61 6.5 6.1 11.3 218.6 80.0 23 178 5.93 5.54 4.1 1 2
11 Damon Huard 25 2 0 6 9 66.7% 85 0 0.0 1 11.1 24 9.4 4.4 14.2 42.5 57.4 1 9 7.60 3.10 10.0
Team Total 26.5 16 10-6-0 316 546 57.9% 3582 23 4.2 16 2.9 61 6.6 6.1 11.3 223.9 79.5 24 187 5.96 5.50 4.2 1 2
Opp Total 16 252 504 50.0% 3194 17 3.4 29 5.8 6.3 4.42 12.7 199.6 57.4 45 270 5.3 3.6 8.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 24 RB 15 15 270 960 6 45 3.6 64.0 18.0 31 21 102 4.9 0 18 1.4 6.8 1062 6 2
20 John Avery 22 KR 16 0 143 503 2 44 3.5 31.4 8.9 15 10 67 6.7 1 19 0.6 4.2 570 3 5
13 Dan Marino 37 QB 16 16 21 -3 1 10 -0.1 -0.2 1.3 -3 1 9
30 Bernie Parmalee 31 15 0 8 20 0 10 2.5 1.3 0.5 25 21 221 10.5 0 23 1.4 14.7 241 0 2
36 Stanley Pritchett 25 FB 16 12 6 19 1 11 3.2 1.2 0.4 25 17 97 5.7 0 24 1.1 6.1 116 1 0
34 Ronald Moore 28 rb 1 1 4 12 0 4 3.0 12.0 4.0 1 1 1 1.0 0 1 1.0 1.0 13 0 1
81 O.J. McDuffie 29 WR 16 16 3 11 0 5 3.7 0.7 0.2 164 90 1050 11.7 7 61 5.6 65.6 1061 7 0
17 Todd Doxzon 23 9 0 2 6 0 3 3.0 0.7 0.2 6 0 0
83 Henry Lusk 26 te 3 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 2.3 0.3 7 0 0
86 Oronde Gadsden 27 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 84 48 713 14.9 7 50 3.0 44.6 713 7 2
85 Lamar Thomas 28 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 43 603 14.0 5 56 2.7 37.7 603 5 0
84 Troy Drayton 28 TE 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 30 334 11.1 3 35 2.0 22.3 334 3 0
89 Ed Perry 24 te 14 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 25 255 10.2 0 46 1.8 18.2 255 0 0
19 Nate Jacquet 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 8 122 15.3 0 29 0.5 8.1 122 0 0
88 Charles Jordan 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 2 17 8.5 0 9 0.7 5.7 17 0 2
Team Total 26.5 16 458 1535 10 45 3.4 95.9 28.6 510 316 3582 11.3 23 61 19.8 223.9 5117 33 25
Opp Total 16 395 1511 6 3.8 94.4 24.7 252 2924 11.6 17 15.8 182.8 4435 23 25

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
20 John Avery 22 KR 16 0 43 1085 0 55 25.2 1655
27 Terrell Buckley 27 LCB/PR 16 16 29 354 0 35 12.2 354
81 O.J. McDuffie 29 WR 16 16 12 141 0 39 11.8 1202
31 Brock Marion 28 FS 16 16 6 109 0 28 18.2 109
88 Charles Jordan 29 3 0 5 47 0 24 9.4 64
19 Nate Jacquet 23 15 0 4 103 0 37 25.8 225
Team Total 26.5 16 46 542 0 39 11.8 53 1297 0 55 24.5 6956
Opp Total 16 43 339 0 7.9 56 1227 1 21.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
8 Klaus Wilmsmeyer 31 P 16 0 93 3949 57 1 42.5
10 Olindo Mare 25 K 16 0 13 12 5 5 7 5 2 27 22 81.5%% 34 33 97.1%% 3 115 43 0 38.3
Team Total 26.5 16 13 12 5 5 7 5 2 27 22 81.5%% 34 33 97.1%% 96 4064 57 1 42.3
Opp Total 16 32 23 71.9%% 24 24 100.0%% 88 3986 45.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
54 Zach Thomas+ 25 MLB 16 16 2.0 3 21 2 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 51
31 Brock Marion 28 FS 16 16 1 0 1 2 0 71 27
52 Robert Jones 29 RLB 16 16 5.0 2 14 1 14 0 52 26
27 Terrell Buckley 27 LCB/PR 16 16 8 157 1 61 0 2 1 2 0 0 44 7
99 Jason Taylor 24 RDE 16 15 9.0 3 0 0 0 0 34 18
29 Sam Madison 24 RCB 16 16 1.0 8 114 0 35 0 31 13
38 Calvin Jackson 26 SS 16 15 1.0 32 11
59 Derrick Rodgers 27 LLB 16 16 2.5 26 21
92 Daryl Gardener 25 RDT 16 16 1.0 1 -1 0 -1 0 27 12
79 Kenny Mixon 23 LDE 16 16 2.0 22 13
93 Trace Armstrong 33 16 0 10.5 1 0 1 2 0 20 2
23 Patrick Surtain 22 16 0 2 1 0 1 0 23 5
95 Tim Bowens* 25 LDT 16 16 21 9
91 Lorenzo Bromell 23 14 0 8.0 1 0 1 0 0 16 7
75 Shane Burton 24 15 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 12 5
45 Brian Walker 26 16 0 4 12 0 7 0 12 3
24 Jerry Wilson 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 2
22 Shawn Wooden 25 db 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 0
72 Barron Tanner 25 13 0 5 4
13 Dan Marino 37 QB 16 16 0 9 2 -9 0
20 John Avery 22 KR 16 0 0 5 2 0 0
96 Danny Stubbs 33 de 5 1 2 2
30 Bernie Parmalee 31 15 0 0 2 2 0 0
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 24 RB 15 15 0 2 1 0 0
50 Dwight Hollier 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
88 Charles Jordan 29 3 0 0 2 1 0 0
63 Mark Dixon 28 LG 11 10 0 0 2 0 0
86 Oronde Gadsden 27 WR 16 12 0 2 0 0 0
65 Kevin Donnalley 30 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
34 Ronald Moore 28 rb 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
36 Stanley Pritchett 25 FB 16 12 0 0 1 0 0
61 Tim Ruddy 26 C 16 16 0 1 0 -3 0
Team Total 26.5 16 44.0 29 318 4 61 0 12 25 19 -8 0 560 238
Opp Total 16 24 25 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Olindo Mare 25 K 16 0 33 22 99
86 Oronde Gadsden 27 WR 16 12 7 7 42
81 O.J. McDuffie 29 WR 16 16 7 7 42
33 Karim Abdul-Jabbar 24 RB 15 15 6 6 36
85 Lamar Thomas 28 wr 16 2 5 5 30
20 John Avery 22 KR 16 0 2 1 3 18
84 Troy Drayton 28 TE 15 15 3 3 18
54 Zach Thomas+ 25 MLB 16 16 2 2 12
27 Terrell Buckley 27 LCB/PR 16 16 1 1 6
52 Robert Jones 29 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
13 Dan Marino 37 QB 16 16 1 1 6
36 Stanley Pritchett 25 FB 16 12 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 10 23 4 37 33 22 321
Opp Total 16 6 17 1 2 2 2 24 23 265

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1998-09-06 @ IND W, 24-15 2 44 pass Oronde Gadsden 44 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
2 1998-09-06 @ IND W, 24-15 2 4 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 4 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
3 1998-09-06 @ IND W, 24-15 4 21 interception Terrell Buckley 21 yard interception return (Olindo Mare kick)
4 1998-09-13 BUF W, 13-7 2 17 pass Lamar Thomas 17 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
5 1998-09-20 PIT W, 21-0 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
6 1998-09-20 PIT W, 21-0 2 8 pass Lamar Thomas 8 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
7 1998-09-20 PIT W, 21-0 3 17 interception Zach Thomas 17 yard interception return (Olindo Mare kick)
8 1998-10-04 @ NYJ L, 9-20 4 2 pass Troy Drayton 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (run failed)
9 1998-10-12 @ JAX L, 21-28 2 2 pass Troy Drayton 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
10 1998-10-12 @ JAX L, 21-28 3 1 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
11 1998-10-12 @ JAX L, 21-28 3 15 pass Troy Drayton 15 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
12 1998-10-18 STL W, 14-0 2 1 pass Oronde Gadsden 1 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
13 1998-10-18 STL W, 14-0 4 19 pass John Avery 19 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
14 1998-11-01 @ BUF L, 24-30 1 12 pass Oronde Gadsden 12 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
15 1998-11-01 @ BUF L, 24-30 2 1 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
16 1998-11-01 @ BUF L, 24-30 3 1 rush John Avery 1 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
17 1998-11-08 IND W, 27-14 1 61 pass O.J. McDuffie 61 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
18 1998-11-08 IND W, 27-14 2 6 pass O.J. McDuffie 6 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
19 1998-11-08 IND W, 27-14 4 8 rush John Avery 8 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
20 1998-11-15 @ CAR W, 13-9 1 1 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 1 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)
21 1998-11-23 @ NWE L, 23-26 1 35 pass Oronde Gadsden 35 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
22 1998-11-23 @ NWE L, 23-26 2 11 pass Oronde Gadsden 11 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
23 1998-11-23 @ NWE L, 23-26 4 4 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 4 yard rush (pass failed)
24 1998-11-29 NOR W, 30-10 2 22 pass O.J. McDuffie 22 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
25 1998-11-29 NOR W, 30-10 4 7 pass O.J. McDuffie 7 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
26 1998-11-29 NOR W, 30-10 4 9 pass O.J. McDuffie 9 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
27 1998-12-06 @ OAK W, 27-17 1 1 interception Zach Thomas 1 yard interception return (Olindo Mare kick)
28 1998-12-06 @ OAK W, 27-17 1 19 pass Oronde Gadsden 19 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
29 1998-12-06 @ OAK W, 27-17 2 14 interception Robert Jones 14 yard interception return (Olindo Mare kick)
30 1998-12-13 NYJ L, 16-21 4 3 pass O.J. McDuffie 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
31 1998-12-13 NYJ L, 16-21 4 1 rush Stanley Pritchett 1 yard rush (pass failed)
32 1998-12-21 DEN W, 31-21 2 9 pass Lamar Thomas 9 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
33 1998-12-21 DEN W, 31-21 3 56 pass Lamar Thomas 56 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
34 1998-12-21 DEN W, 31-21 3 17 pass Lamar Thomas 17 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
35 1998-12-21 DEN W, 31-21 4 8 pass Oronde Gadsden 8 yard pass from Dan Marino (Olindo Mare kick)
36 1998-12-27 @ ATL L, 16-38 2 12 pass O.J. McDuffie 12 yard pass from Dan Marino
37 1998-12-27 @ ATL L, 16-38 3 3 rush Dan Marino 3 yard rush (Olindo Mare kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1998-09-06 @ IND L, 15-24 4 6 pass Marvin Harrison 6 yard pass from Peyton Manning (pass failed)
2 1998-09-13 BUF L, 7-13 2 28 pass Eric Moulds 28 yard pass from Rob Johnson (Steve Christie kick)
3 1998-10-04 @ NYJ W, 20-9 2 10 pass Keyshawn Johnson 10 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall kick)
4 1998-10-04 @ NYJ W, 20-9 3 6 rush Curtis Martin 6 yard rush (John Hall kick)
5 1998-10-12 @ JAX W, 28-21 1 77 rush Fred Taylor 77 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
6 1998-10-12 @ JAX W, 28-21 2 2 rush Fred Taylor 2 yard rush (Mike Hollis kick)
7 1998-10-12 @ JAX W, 28-21 4 23 pass Keenan McCardell 23 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
8 1998-10-12 @ JAX W, 28-21 4 56 pass Keenan McCardell 56 yard pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick)
9 1998-11-01 @ BUF W, 30-24 2 1 pass Jay Riemersma 1 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
10 1998-11-01 @ BUF W, 30-24 2 16 pass Jay Riemersma 16 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
11 1998-11-01 @ BUF W, 30-24 4 48 pass Eric Moulds 48 yard pass from Doug Flutie (Steve Christie kick)
12 1998-11-08 IND L, 14-27 4 6 rush Marshall Faulk 6 yard rush (Marcus Pollard pass from Peyton Manning)
13 1998-11-08 IND L, 14-27 4 9 pass Ken Dilger 9 yard pass from Peyton Manning (pass failed)
14 1998-11-23 @ NWE W, 26-23 1 8 pass Ben Coates 8 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
15 1998-11-23 @ NWE W, 26-23 4 25 pass Shawn Jefferson 25 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
16 1998-11-29 NOR L, 10-30 2 79 interception Rob Kelly 79 yard interception return (Doug Brien kick)
17 1998-12-06 @ OAK L, 17-27 3 7 pass Tim Brown 7 yard pass from Donald Hollas (Greg Davis kick)
18 1998-12-06 @ OAK L, 17-27 4 2 pass Tim Brown 2 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Greg Davis kick)
19 1998-12-13 NYJ W, 21-16 1 12 pass Wayne Chrebet 12 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (John Hall kick)
20 1998-12-13 NYJ W, 21-16 3 9 rush Curtis Martin 9 yard rush (John Hall kick)
21 1998-12-13 NYJ W, 21-16 4 23 fumble Chad Cascadden 23 yard fumble return (John Hall kick)
22 1998-12-21 DEN L, 21-31 2 0 fumble Rod Smith 0 yard fumble return (Jason Elam kick)
23 1998-12-21 DEN L, 21-31 4 95 kickoff Vaughn Hebron 95 yard kickoff return (Ed McCaffrey pass from Bubby Brister)
24 1998-12-27 @ ATL W, 38-16 1 62 pass O.J. Santiago 62 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1998-12-27 @ ATL W, 38-16 1 2 pass O.J. Santiago 2 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1998-12-27 @ ATL W, 38-16 1 11 interception Ronnie Bradford 11 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1998-12-27 @ ATL W, 38-16 3 35 pass Tony Martin 35 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1998-12-27 @ ATL W, 38-16 3 36 rush Jamal Anderson 36 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)