1986 Miami Dolphins season

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1986 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1985 1987 >

The 1986 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 21st as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 12–4, winning only eight games.[1] This was the first time in six seasons the team did not qualify for the playoffs. This was also the team's final season at the Orange Bowl before moving into their new stadium Joe Robbie Stadium the following season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 at San Diego Chargers L 50–28
57,726
2 September 14, 1986 Indianapolis Colts W 30–10
51,848
3 September 21, 1986 at New York Jets L 51–45
71,025
4 September 28, 1986 San Francisco 49ers L 31–16
70,264
5 October 5, 1986 at New England Patriots L 34–7
60,689
6 October 12, 1986 Buffalo Bills W 27–14
49,467
7 October 19, 1986 Los Angeles Raiders L 30–28
53,421
8 October 26, 1986 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–13
58,350
9 November 2, 1986 Houston Oilers W 28–7
43,804
10 November 10, 1986 at Cleveland Browns L 26–16
77,949
11 November 16, 1986 at Buffalo Bills W 34–24
76,474
12 November 24, 1986 New York Jets W 45–3
70,206
13 November 30, 1986 Atlanta Falcons L 20–14
53,762
14 December 7, 1986 at New Orleans Saints W 31–27
64,761
15 December 14, 1986 at Los Angeles Rams W 37–31
62,629
16 December 22, 1986 New England Patriots L 34–27
74,516

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
New England Patriots(3) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 412 307
New York Jets(4) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–4 364 386
Miami Dolphins(5) 8 8 0 .500 5–3 6–6 430 405
Buffalo Bills 4 12 0 .250 1–7 3–11 287 348
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 1–7 2–10 229 400

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