1988 Miami Dolphins season

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1988 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 5th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1987 1989 >

The 1988 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 23rd as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 8–7, winning only six games[1] and failing to reach the playoffs for the third straight season.

The Dolphins offensive line set the record for fewest sacks in a single season with 7 during 1988, protecting quarterback Dan Marino. Marino was only sacked on 0.98% of his dropbacks in '88, also a single-season NFL record. [2]

Regular season[edit]

1988 Team Starters
Offense
13   Dan Marino       QB
27   Lorenzo Hampton  RB
34   Woody Bennett    FB
83   Mark Clayton     WR
85   Mark Duper       WR
80   Ferrell Edmunds  TE
79   Jon Giesler      LT
61   Roy Foster       LG
65   Jeff Dellenbach  C
62   Harry Galbreath  RG
72   Ronnie Lee       RT
Defense
95  T.J. Turner      LDE
70  Brian Sochia     NT
98  Jackie Cline     RDE
99  Rick Graf        LB
51  Mark Brown       LB
56  John Offerdahl   LB
55  Hugh Green       LB
44  Paul Lankford   LCB
49  William Judson  RCB
29  Liffort Hobley  SS
26  Jarvis Willims  FS
Kicking Team
7  Fuad Reveiz      K
4  Reggie Roby      P
81 Scott Schwedes   PR
20 Joe Cribbs       KR

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 4, 1988 at Chicago Bears L 34–7
63,330
2 September 11, 1988 at Buffalo Bills L 9–6
79,520
3 September 18, 1988 Green Bay Packers W 24–17
54,409
4 September 25, 1988 at Indianapolis Colts L 15–13
59,638
5 October 2, 1988 Minnesota Vikings W 24–7
59,867
6 October 9, 1988 at Los Angeles Raiders W 24–14
50,751
7 October 16, 1988 San Diego Chargers W 31–28
58,972
8 October 23, 1988 New York Jets L 44–30
68,292
9 October 30, 1988 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14
67,352
10 November 6, 1988 at New England Patriots L 21–10
60,840
11 November 14, 1988 Buffalo Bills L 31–6
67,091
12 November 20, 1988 New England Patriots L 6–3
53,526
13 November 27, 1988 at New York Jets L 38–34
52,752
14 December 4, 1988 Indianapolis Colts L 31–28
45,236
15 December 12, 1988 Cleveland Browns W 38–31
61,884
16 December 18, 1988 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 40–24
36,051

Game summaries[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Dolphins 0 24 0 0 24
Raiders 0 0 7 7 14

[3]


Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Buffalo Bills(2) 12 4 0 .750 7–1 10–2 329 237 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 354 315 W1
New England Patriots 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 250 284 L1
New York Jets 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 372 354 W2
Miami Dolphins 6 10 0 .375 0–8 3–9 319 380 L1

Awards and records[edit]

  • October 23, 1988: Dan Marino set a franchise record for most throwing yards in one game (521)[4]
  • November 6, 1988: Jim Jensen set a franchise record for most receptions in one game (12) [4]
  • Brian Sochia, Pro Bowl selection

References[edit]