1997 Miami Dolphins season

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1997 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Jimmy Johnson
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 32nd as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8–8, winning nine games.[1] Seven of the team's sixteen games were decided by a field goal or less.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Indianapolis Colts W 16–10 NBC 1:00et
70,813
2 September 7, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 16–13 NBC 1:00et
64,439
3 September 14, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 23–18 NBC 1:00et/12:00ct
60,075
4 September 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–21 TNT 8:15et
73,314
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–14 NBC 1:00et
71,794
7 October 12, 1997 at New York Jets W 31–20 NBC 1:00et
75,601
8 October 19, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens W 24–13 NBC 1:00et
64,354
9 October 27, 1997 Chicago Bears L 36–33 ABC 9:00et
73,156
10 November 2, 1997 at Buffalo Bills L 9–6 NBC 1:00et
78,011
11 November 9, 1997 New York Jets W 24–17 NBC 1:00et
73,809
12 November 17, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 30–13 ABC 9:00et
74,155
13 November 23, 1997 at New England Patriots L 27–24 NBC 1:00et
59,002
14 November 30, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 34–16 NBC 4:15et/1:15pt
50,569
15 December 7, 1997 Detroit Lions W 33–30 ESPN 8:15et
72,266
16 December 14, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts L 41–0 NBC 1:00et
61,282
17 December 22, 1997 New England Patriots L 14–12 ABC 9:00et
74,379

Playoffs[edit]

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 28, 1997 at New England Patriots L 17–3
60,041

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W-1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L-2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L-1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L-1

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