1975 Miami Dolphins season

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1975 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Owner Joe Robbie
Home field Orange Bowl
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 Miami Dolphins season was the team's tenth, and sixth in the National Football League (NFL). Although they tied for the division title at 10–4 with the Baltimore Colts, the Colts won the tiebreaker in 1975 with a sweep of both games. The sole wild card in the conference was Cincinnati at 11–3, so the Dolphins missed the playoffs for the first time since 1969.

The 1975 Dolphins were without running backs Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick and wide receiver Paul Warfield. They signed three-year contracts with the Memphis Southmen in March 1974 to play in the World Football League, beginning in 1975.[1] The second-year league folded in the season's twelfth week, and the trio returned to the NFL in 1976 with other teams.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1975 NFL Draft
1975 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Darryl Carlton  Offensive tackle Tampa
2 36 Freddie Solomon  Wide receiver Tampa
2 49 Stan Winfrey  Running back Arkansas State
3 75 Gerald Hill  Linebacker Houston
4 100 Bruce Elia  Linebacker Ohio State
5 106 Morris Owens  Wide receiver Arizona State
5 127 Barry Hill  Defensive back Iowa State
6 143 Steve Towle  Linebacker Kansas
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1975 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Kickers – Carl Taseff


Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Dolphins
points
Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sep 22 Oakland Raiders Loss 21 31 0–1
78,744
2 Sep 28 at New England Patriots Win 22 14 1–1
60,602
3 Oct 5 at Green Bay Packers Win 31 7 2–1
56,267
4 Oct 12 Philadelphia Eagles Win 24 16 3–1
60,127
5 Oct 19 at New York Jets Win 43 0 4–1
47,191
6 Oct 26 at Buffalo Bills Win 35 30 5–1
79,141
7 Nov 2 at Chicago Bears Win 46 13 6–1
57,455
8 Nov 9 New York Jets Win 27 7 7–1
72,896
9 Nov 16 at Houston Oilers Loss 19 20 7–2
48,892
10 Nov 23 Baltimore Colts Loss 17 33 7–3
61,986
11 Dec 1 New England Patriots Win 20 7 8–3
61,963
12 Dec 7 Buffalo Bills Win 31 21 9–3
78,701
13 Dec 14 at Baltimore Colts Loss 7 10 9–4
59,398
14 Dec 20 Denver Broncos Win 14 13 10–4
43,064

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Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Baltimore Colts(3) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 395 269
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 7–4 357 222
Buffalo Bills 8 6 0 .571 5–3 7–4 420 355
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 3–8 258 433
New England Patriots 3 11 0 .214 1–7 2–9 258 358

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Robert F. (July 28, 1975). "They're grinning and bearing". Sports Illustrated: 16. 
  2. ^ "1975 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1975-mia

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