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2009 Miami Dolphins

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.7, Offense: 2.9, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 3.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 360 points (22.5/g), 15th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 390 points (24.4/g), 25th.
 Differential of -30 points (-1.9/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-8.8.

Coach: Tony Sparano (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Paul Pasqualoni

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

Team Info

General Manager Jeff Ireland
Executive VP of Football Operations Bill Parcells
Chairman/Managing General Partner Stephen Ross
Offensive Scheme Smashmouth
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts 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 360 5401 1088 5.0 29 10 16 333 331 545 3170 15 19 5.5 188 509 2231 22 4.4 129 181 34.3 15.5 Own 28.4 2:50 6.17 29.7 1.85
Team Defense 390 5589 968 5.8 21 6 25 297 281 489 3754 23 15 7.0 184 435 1835 16 4.2 88 186 38.7 15.1 Own 30.7 2:26 5.4 30.0 2.00
Lg Rank Offense 15 17 19 11 8 14 20 27 23 23 3 4 1 10 12 8 9 5 3 16 14
Lg Rank Defense 25 22 27 29 15 3 24 18 16 29 17 18 21 15 2 26 12 5 9 21 26

Team Games & Schedule

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 @ Atlanta Falcons 7 19 16 259 163 96 4 19 281 213 68
2 Mon September 21 boxscore L 0-2 Indianapolis Colts 23 27 27 403 164 239 1 14 356 295 61
3 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-3 @ San Diego Chargers 13 23 19 289 140 149 2 19 355 286 69 1
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-3 Buffalo Bills 38 10 25 336 86 250 10 206 160 46 3
5 Mon October 12 boxscore W 2-3 New York Jets 31 27 23 413 262 151 20 309 171 138
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-4 New Orleans Saints 34 46 17 334 197 137 3 22 414 276 138 4
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-4 @ New York Jets 30 25 10 104 52 52 1 23 378 251 127 1
9 Sun November 8 boxscore L 3-5 @ New England Patriots 17 27 21 334 201 133 22 432 323 109 1
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 4-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 23 23 374 175 199 2 16 301 180 121 2
11 Thu November 19 boxscore W 5-5 @ Carolina Panthers 24 17 17 326 172 154 22 383 201 182 1
12 Sun November 29 boxscore L 5-6 @ Buffalo Bills 14 31 23 325 168 157 4 20 336 207 129 1
13 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-6 New England Patriots 22 21 24 416 328 88 1 18 448 352 96 2
14 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-6 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 14 10 22 354 208 146 3 10 217 122 95
15 Sun December 20 boxscore L OT 7-7 @ Tennessee Titans 24 27 23 468 347 121 4 19 364 236 128 2
16 Sun December 27 boxscore L 7-8 Houston Texans 20 27 23 363 303 60 1 21 406 280 126 1
17 Sun January 3 boxscore L 7-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 30 20 303 204 99 3 22 403 201 202 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
7 Chad Henne 24 QB 14 13 7-6-0 274 451 60.8 2878 12 2.7 14 3.1 67 6.4 5.5 10.5 205.6 75.2 51.31 26 176 5.66 4.85 5.5 3 3
10 Chad Pennington 33 qb 3 3 0-3-0 51 74 68.9 413 1 1.4 2 2.7 21 5.6 4.6 8.1 137.7 76.0 57.33 6 32 4.76 3.89 7.5
16 Tyler Thigpen 25 1 0 4 8 50.0 83 1 12.5 2 25.0 34 10.4 1.6 20.8 83.0 87.0 0 0 10.38 1.63 0.0
23 Ronnie Brown 28 RB 9 9 2 6 33.3 22 1 16.7 0 0.0 21 3.7 7.0 11.0 2.4 84.7 64.43 1 9 1.86 4.71 14.3
6 Pat White 23 13 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 9.58 1 9 -1.50 -1.50 16.7
34 Ricky Williams 32 rb 16 7 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 2.67 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.3 16 7-9-0 331 545 60.7 3396 15 2.8 19 3.5 67 6.2 5.2 10.3 212.3 73.3 34 226 5.47 4.52 5.9 3 3
Opp Total 16 281 489 57.5 3996 23 4.7 15 3.1 8.2 7.73 14.2 249.8 86.9 44 242 7.0 6.6 8.3

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 Ricky Williams 32 rb 16 7 241 1121 11 68 4.7 70.1 15.1 35 264 7.5 2 59 2.2 16.5 1385 13 5
23 Ronnie Brown 28 RB 9 9 147 648 8 45 4.4 72.0 16.3 14 98 7.0 0 27 1.6 10.9 746 8 1
36 Lousaka Polite 28 RB 16 9 37 123 0 13 3.3 7.7 2.3 11 51 4.6 0 10 0.7 3.2 174 0 1
26 Lex Hilliard 25 16 0 23 89 1 18 3.9 5.6 1.4 20 158 7.9 2 18 1.3 9.9 247 3 0
6 Pat White 23 13 0 21 81 0 33 3.9 6.2 1.6 81 0 1
7 Chad Henne 24 QB 14 13 16 32 1 12 2.0 2.3 1.1 32 1 4
19 Ted Ginn 24 KR/WR 16 12 7 48 0 22 6.9 3.0 0.4 38 454 11.9 1 53 2.4 28.4 502 1 2
38 Patrick Cobbs 26 5 0 6 36 0 19 6.0 7.2 1.2 3 23 7.7 0 10 0.6 4.6 59 0 0
82 Brian Hartline 23 wr 16 2 4 29 1 16 7.3 1.8 0.3 31 506 16.3 3 67 1.9 31.6 535 4 0
10 Chad Pennington 33 qb 3 3 3 7 0 4 2.3 2.3 1.0 7 0 3
15 Davone Bess 24 PR 16 2 2 11 0 11 5.5 0.7 0.1 76 758 10.0 2 34 4.8 47.4 769 2 6
33 Kory Sheets 24 2 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 2.5 0.5 5 0 0
16 Tyler Thigpen 25 1 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1 0 0
83 Greg Camarillo 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 552 11.0 0 29 3.1 34.5 552 0 0
80 Anthony Fasano 25 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 339 10.9 2 27 2.2 24.2 339 2 2
81 Joey Haynos 25 te 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 162 8.5 2 21 1.2 10.1 162 2 1
0 Kory Sperry 24 te 8 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 31 10.3 1 13 0.4 3.9 31 1 0
Team Total 26.3 16 509 2231 22 68 4.4 139.4 31.8 331 3396 10.3 15 67 20.7 212.3 5627 37 27
Opp Total 16 435 1835 16 4.2 114.7 27.2 281 3754 13.4 23 17.6 234.6 5589 39 17

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
19 Ted Ginn 24 KR/WR 16 12 5 28 0 12 5.6 52 1296 2 101 24.9 1826
15 Davone Bess 24 PR 16 2 28 209 0 22 7.5 978
38 Patrick Cobbs 26 5 0 16 361 0 39 22.6 420
82 Brian Hartline 23 wr 16 2 3 36 0 18 12.0 571
36 Lousaka Polite 28 RB 16 9 2 24 0 12 12.0 198
67 Joe Berger 27 c 16 6 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
53 Reggie Torbor 28 lb 16 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.3 16 33 237 0 22 7.2 75 1739 2 101 23.2 7603
Opp Total 16 43 369 0 8.6 71 1557 0 21.9

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
2 Brandon Fields 25 P 16 0 75 3472 66 0 46.3
5 Dan Carpenter* 24 K 16 0 9 9 8 7 9 8 2 1 28 25 89.3% 38 37 97.4%
Team Total 26.3 16 9 9 8 7 9 8 2 1 28 25 89.3% 38 37 97.4% 75 3472 66 0 46.3
Opp Total 16 39 33 84.6% 37 35 94.6% 67 2955 44.1

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
37 Yeremiah Bell* 31 FS 16 15 1.5 3 48 0 29 9 92 22
28 Gibril Wilson 28 SS 16 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 8 73 20
51 Akin Ayodele 30 RILB 16 15 1 1 2 2 0 61 10
94 Randy Starks 26 RDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 1 0 0 42 14
33 Nate Jones 27 ss 16 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 45 9
52 Channing Crowder 26 LILB 13 13 1.0 1 2 0 2 2 44 8
21 Vontae Davis 21 LCB 16 9 4 64 1 26 11 45 4
55 Joey Porter 32 ROLB 14 14 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 34 7
99 Jason Taylor 35 LOLB 16 15 7.0 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 48 1 33 9
70 Kendall Langford 23 LDE 16 13 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 33 10
24 Sean Smith 22 RCB 16 16 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 32 7
53 Reggie Torbor 28 lb 16 2 1.0 1 0 0 0 5 28 9
97 Phillip Merling 24 de 16 2 2.5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 24 9
29 Tyrone Culver 26 db 16 2 1 23 0 23 4 0 0 1 0 0 25 7
91 Cameron Wake 27 lb 14 1 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 4
96 Paul Soliai 26 nt 14 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 22 3
32 Jason Allen 26 db 16 1 0 0 0 0 2 20 2
25 Will Allen 31 lcb 6 6 2 27 0 21 6 19 2
95 Jason Ferguson 35 NT 9 9 0 0 0 0 1 15 8
56 Charlie Anderson 28 lb 16 1 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 15 2
78 Tony McDaniel 24 16 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 13 3
30 Chris Clemons 24 db 11 2 10 3
50 Erik Walden 24 11 0 7 1
93 Quentin Moses 26 10 0 1.0 5 1
7 Chad Henne 24 QB 14 13 0 4 2 -6 0 2 0
19 Ted Ginn 24 KR/WR 16 12 0 2 1 0 0 3 0
34 Ricky Williams 32 rb 16 7 0 5 2 0 0 1 0
15 Davone Bess 24 PR 16 2 0 6 2 0 0
80 Anthony Fasano 25 TE 14 14 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
83 Greg Camarillo 27 WR 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
98 Matt Roth 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
2 Brandon Fields 25 P 16 0 2 0
75 Nate Garner 24 lg/rg 16 8 0 0 2 0 0 1 0
79 Ryan Baker 25 5 0 0.5 1 1
5 Dan Carpenter* 24 K 16 0 1 1
71 Lionel Dotson 24 2 0 1 1
82 Brian Hartline 23 wr 16 2 1 1
10 Chad Pennington 33 qb 3 3 0 3 0 0 0
36 Lousaka Polite 28 RB 16 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
66 Donald Thomas 24 RG 16 12 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
67 Joe Berger 27 c 16 6 1 0
72 Vernon Carey 28 RT 16 16 0 0 2 -9 0
38 Patrick Cobbs 26 5 0 1 0
81 Joey Haynos 25 te 16 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
26 Lex Hilliard 25 16 0 0 2
23 Ronnie Brown 28 RB 9 9 0 1 0 0 0
6 Pat White 23 13 0 0 1 0 -15 0
Team Total 26.3 16 44.0 15 164 1 29 85 14 27 20 20 1 781 183
Opp Total 16 34 17 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
5 Dan Carpenter* 24 K 16 0 37 25 112
34 Ricky Williams 32 rb 16 7 11 2 13 1 80
23 Ronnie Brown 28 RB 9 9 8 8 48
82 Brian Hartline 23 wr 16 2 1 3 4 24
19 Ted Ginn 24 KR/WR 16 12 1 2 3 18
26 Lex Hilliard 25 16 0 1 2 3 18
15 Davone Bess 24 PR 16 2 2 2 12
80 Anthony Fasano 25 TE 14 14 2 2 12
81 Joey Haynos 25 te 16 8 2 2 12
21 Vontae Davis 21 LCB 16 9 1 1 6
7 Chad Henne 24 QB 14 13 1 1 6
0 Kory Sperry 24 te 8 1 1 1 6
99 Jason Taylor 35 LOLB 16 15 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 22 15 2 1 1 41 1 37 25 360
Opp Total 16 16 23 3 2 35 33 390