The Dolphins 1995 season was the final year for head coach Don Shula who had been with the team since the 1970 season, during his 25 years as head coach Shula had a 257-133-2 record, had the NFL's only perfect season in 1972 since the 1970 merger, appeared in five Super Bowls (1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984), won two of them (1972, 1973), and made it to the playoffs 16 times. Shula retired with the most wins of any coach in NFL history and is considered as one of the best coaches of all time.
Although Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino completed 33 out of 64 passes for 422 yards, he threw three interceptions amid two touchdowns. The Bills jumped to a 27–0 lead going into the fourth quarter, and rushed for an NFL playoff record 341 yards.
Don Shula retired at the end of the 1995 season ending one of the greatest coaching legacies in NFL history. He set numerous records during his 33 seasons as a head coach. He is first in most games coached (526), most consecutive seasons coached (33), greatest number of games won (347) and Super Bowl Appearances – six, appearing once with the 1968 Baltimore Colts and five times with the Miami Dolphins. Shula had a 2–4 record in his six Super Bowl appearances. Mr Shula is the first and to date the only head coach to lead a National Football League franchise to a perfect season, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who finished with a perfect 14–0 win-loss record in the regular season and 3–0 in the postseason for a perfect 17–0, a 1.000 winning percentage.