1992 Miami Dolphins season

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1992 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Championship Game
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1991 1993 >

The 1992 Miami Dolphins season began with the team attempting to improve on their 8–8 record in 1991. They went 11–5, won the AFC East, returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, losing in the AFC Championship game to the Buffalo Bills.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
7 Miami Dolphins Troy Vincent Defensive Back Wisconsin
12 Miami Dolphins Marco Coleman Linebacker Georgia Tech

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 14, 1992 at Cleveland Browns W 27–23
74,765
3 September 20, 1992 Los Angeles Rams W 26–10
55,945
4 September 27, 1992 at Seattle Seahawks W 19–17
59,374
5 October 4, 1992 at Buffalo Bills W 37–10
80,368
6 October 11, 1992 Atlanta Falcons W 21–17
68,633
7 October 18, 1992 New England Patriots W 38–17
57,282
8 October 25, 1992 Indianapolis Colts L 31–20
61,117
9 November 1, 1992 at New York Jets L 26–14
69,313
10 November 8, 1992 at Indianapolis Colts W 28–0
59,892
11 November 16, 1992 Buffalo Bills L 26–20
70,629
12 November 22, 1992 Houston Oilers W 19–16
63,597
13 November 29, 1992 at New Orleans Saints L 24–13
68,591
14 December 6, 1992 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–3
58,474
15 December 14, 1992 Los Angeles Raiders W 20–7
67,098
16 December 20, 1992 New York Jets W 19–17
68,275
17 December 27, 1992 at New England Patriots W 16–13
34,726

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 340 281 W3
(4) Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 381 283 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 216 302 W5
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 220 315 L3
New England Patriots 2 14 0 .125 205 363 L5

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Miami Dolphins 31, San Diego Chargers 0
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0
Dolphins 0 21 0 10 31

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

As the Dolphins defense shut out the Chargers, holding San Diego quarterback Stan Humphries to just 18 of 44 completions for 140 yards and intercepting him four times. Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino threw 3 touchdown passes in the second quarter. All of Marino's touchdowns were set up by interceptions.

AFC Championship Game[edit]

Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 10 10 6 29
Dolphins 3 0 0 7 10

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

The Bills intercepted Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino twice, recovered 3 fumbles, forced 4 sacks, and held Miami to just 33 rushing yards.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]