2004 Miami Dolphins season

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2004 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Dave Wannstedt (resigned during bye week; 1–8 record)
Jim Bates (Interim)
Owner Wayne Huizenga
Home field Pro Player Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2003 2005 >

The 2004 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 39th overall, and 35th as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins were unable to improve upon their previous season's output of 10–6, instead only going 4–12 after starting the season 0–6.[1] The team was adversely affected by the premature (drug-related) retirement of their star running back, Ricky Williams. With this season record below .500 the team would have their first losing season since 1988.

Their match with the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 is the only time in the NFL since 1968 that the last two winless teams have met each other.[2]

Personnel[edit]

Miami Dolphins fans, displeased with Ricky Williams' drug-related suspension and subsequent retirement from the NFL in 2004, block out his name on their jerseys.

Staff[edit]

2004 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Gamble
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Eric Fears

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 11, 2004 Tennessee Titans L 17–7 CBS 1:00pm
69,987
2 September 19, 2004 at Cincinnati Bengals L 16–13 ESPN 8:30pm
65,705
3 September 26, 2004 Pittsburgh Steelers L 13–3 CBS 1:00pm
72,225
4 October 3, 2004 New York Jets L 17–9 CBS 4:00pm
73,157
5 October 10, 2004 at New England Patriots L 24–10 CBS 1:00pm
68,756
6 October 17, 2004 at Buffalo Bills L 20–13 CBS 1:00pm
72,714
7 October 24, 2004 St. Louis Rams W 31–14 FOX 1:00pm
72,945
8 November 1, 2004 at New York Jets L 41–14 ABC 9:00pm
78,216
9 November 7, 2004 Arizona Cardinals L 24–23 FOX 1:00pm
72,612
10 Bye
11 November 21, 2004 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–17 CBS 4:00pm
66,644
12 November 28, 2004 at San Francisco 49ers W 24–17 CBS 4:00pm
66,156
13 December 5, 2004 Buffalo Bills L 42–32 CBS 1:00pm
73,084
14 December 12, 2004 at Denver Broncos L 20–17 CBS 4:00pm
75,027
15 December 20, 2004 New England Patriots W 29–28 ABC 9:00pm
73,629
16 December 26, 2004 Cleveland Browns W 10–7 ESPN 8:30pm
73,169
17 January 2, 2005 at Baltimore Ravens L 30–23 CBS 1:00pm
69,843

Images[edit]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New England Patriots 14 2 0 .875 5–1 10–2 437 260 W2
New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 333 261 L2
Buffalo Bills 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 395 284 L1
Miami Dolphins 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 275 354 L1

References[edit]