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 (NFL). 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]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1988 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula
  • Assistant Head Coach – David Shula

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Westhoff

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

Roster[edit]

1988 Miami Dolphins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

[3]

Regular season[edit]

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

[4]


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)[5]
  • November 6, 1988: Jim Jensen set a franchise record for most receptions in one game (12) [5]
  • Brian Sochia, Pro Bowl selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Miami Dolphins
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com – NFL Single-Season Sacked % Leaders
  3. ^ "1988 Miami Dolphins starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.60

External links[edit]