2013 Miami Dolphins season

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2013 Miami Dolphins season
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Head coach Joe Philbin
General manager Jeff Ireland
Home field Sun Life Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers
Uniform
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The 2013 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 44th season in the National Football league (NFL), and the 48th overall in the American Football Conference Eastern Division (AFC East). The season concluded with the Dolphins finishing third in the AFC Eastern Division with an 8–8 record, and no postseason play for the fifth consecutive season. The Dolphins allowed a league-high 58 sacks.[1]

The Dolphins entered the season under second-year head coach Joe Philbin.

Personnel changes[edit]

Logo change[edit]

During the 2012 season, speculation about the Dolphins updating their current logo, which was introduced during the 1997 season, began during a conference call with season-ticket holders; as owner Stephen Ross and CEO Mike Dee eagerly agreed with a fan on the potential changing of the logo.[2] On December 26, 2012, via Dolphins CEO Mike Dee's Twitter account, Dee unofficially announced that a logo change would take place, but the team was still considering different designs; and an official announcement would be provided sometime before the 2013 NFL Draft.[3]

On March 27, 2013, following an accidental leaking of the new Dolphins logo on NFL.com, Dee confirmed in a press conference that the leaked image, as seen on NFL.com, was in fact the new official logo.[4] This announcement came almost a month premature to the scheduled release date of the logo on April 25.

Roster changes[edit]

The Dolphins acquired Mike Wallace, who was viewed as the top free agent by analysts

The Miami Dolphins entered the 2013 off-season with an estimated $45 million in salary cap space, third most among other teams, to retain the contracts of impending unrestricted free agents: running back Reggie Bush, safety Chris Clemons, tight end Anthony Fasano, wide receiver Brian Hartline, offensive tackle Jake Long, quarterback Matt Moore, cornerback Sean Smith and defensive tackle Randy Starks.[5] As well as any future free agent signings, and 2013 NFL Draft picks.

On March 4, 2013, the Dolphins placed their franchise tag on defensive tackle Randy Starks, and Starks signed the franchise tender on March 20. The move kept Starks from becoming an unrestricted free agent and guaranteed him $8.45 million from the $3.72 million earned during the 2012 season.[6]

On March 8, 2013, coming off his best career season, wide receiver Brian Hartline signed a new five-year contract for an estimated $31 million to remain with the Dolphins. Hartline's agent Drew Rosenhaus believed Hartline could have received more money in the open market, but decided to take a discount to remain a Dolphin.[7] Shortly after, it was reported that quarterback Matt Moore signed a new two-year contract for an estimated $8 million, and should continue to play a back up role behind second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.[8]

When the NFL free agency period began at 4 p.m. EST on March 12, 2013, former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, who was viewed as the top free agent prospect of the 2013 offseason by many analysts,[9] signed a five-year contract for an estimated $60 million.[10] The Dolphins signed former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe to a five-year deal worth an estimated $35 million,[11] and former Oakland Raiders linebacker Philip Wheeler to a five-year deal worth an estimated $26 million.[12] Subsequently, Miami released veteran linebackers Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett.[13][14] While safety Chris Clemons re-signed a one-year contract to remain a Dolphin,[15] and unrestricted free agent Anthony Fasano, who had spent the last five seasons in Miami, signed a four-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.[16]

On March 13, 2013, it was reported that Reggie Bush had signed a four year $16 million contract to play for the Detroit Lions.[17]

On March 15, 2013, cornerback Sean Smith decided to part ways from the Dolphins and signed a new three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.[18] Former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller signed a new one-year contract, worth an estimated $4.25 million, and former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brandon Gibson signed a new three-year contract with the Dolphins.[19][20]

Former Dolphins 2008 first round draft pick, offensive tackle Jake Long, after courting offers from various teams, signed a new four-year contract, worth an estimated $34 million, with the St. Louis Rams on March 18, 2013.[21]

On March 30, 2013, cornerback Brent Grimes, signed a one-year $5.5 million year with the Dolphins.[22]

On October 22, 2013, the Dolphins acquired offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie from the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional late round pick.[23]

2013 draft class[edit]

Dion Jordan, the Dolphins' first round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft
Main article: 2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 National Football League Draft was held from April 25–27 in the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Round Selection Player Position College Ref Notes
1 3 Dion Jordan Defensive end Oregon [24] [a]
2 54 Jamar Taylor Cornerback Boise State [25] [a] [b]
3 77 Dallas Thomas Tackle/Guard Tennessee [26]
93 Will Davis Cornerback Utah State [27] [c]
4 104 Jelani Jenkins Linebacker Florida [28] [d]
106 Dion Sims Tight end Michigan St. [29] [c]
5 164 Mike Gillislee Running back Florida [30] [c] [d]
166 Caleb Sturgis Placekicker Florida [30] [e]
7 250 Don Jones Strong safety Arkansas State [c] [d] [e]
Notes
^[a] The Dolphins traded their first- (No. 12 overall) and original second- (No. 42 overall) round selections to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' first-round selection (No. 3 overall).
^[b] The Dolphins acquired this second-round selection in a trade that sent cornerback Vontae Davis to the Indianapolis Colts.
^[c] The Dolphins previously acquired an additional third-round selection — No. 82 overall — as part of a March 2012 trade that sent wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears. The Dolphins later traded the No. 82 selection to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for two fourth-round selections from the Saints — Nos. 106 and 109 overall. The No. 109 selection, along with the Dolphins' original fifth-round selection (No. 146 overall) and one of their seventh-round selections (No. 224 overall — previously acquired in a July 2012 trade that sent guard Ryan Cook to the Dallas Cowboys), were traded to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for one of the Packers' third-round selections (No. 93 overall).
^[d] The Dolphins acquired these fourth- and fifth-round selections in a trade that sent wide receiver Davone Bess the team's original fourth- and seventh-round selections (Nos. 111 and 217 overall, respectively) to the Cleveland Browns.
^[e] Compensatory selection.

The Dolphins did not have a selection in the sixth round. The team traded their sixth-round selection (No. 180 overall) along with fourth- and sixth-round selections from the 2012 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' 2012 fourth-round selection.

Staff[edit]

2013 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 Miami Dolphins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 8 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

On March 19, the NFL announced that the Dolphins will face the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.[31] The remainder of the Dolphins' preseason schedule was announced on April 4.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
HOF August 4 8:00 p.m. EDT Dallas Cowboys L 20–24 0–1 Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio) NBC Recap
1 August 9 7:30 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–3 1–1 EverBank Field WFOR Recap
2 August 17 8:00 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans L 17–24 1–2 Reliant Stadium WFOR Recap
3 August 24 7:30 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 16–17 1–3 Sun Life Stadium WFOR Recap
4 August 29 7:30 p.m. EDT New Orleans Saints W 24–21 2–3 Sun Life Stadium WFOR Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Browns W 23–10 1–0 FirstEnergy Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 15 1:00 p.m. EDT at Indianapolis Colts W 24–20 2–0 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 22 4:05 p.m. EDT Atlanta Falcons W 27–23 3–0 Sun Life Stadium Fox Recap
4 September 30 8:40 p.m. EDT at New Orleans Saints L 17–38 3–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN[a] Recap
5 October 6 1:00 p.m. EDT Baltimore Ravens L 23–26 3–2 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
6 Bye
7 October 20 1:00 p.m. EDT Buffalo Bills L 21–23 3–3 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
8 October 27 1:00 p.m. EDT at New England Patriots L 17–27 3–4 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
9 October 31 8:25 p.m. EDT Cincinnati Bengals W 22–20 (OT) 4–4 Sun Life Stadium NFLN[b] Recap
10 November 11 8:40 p.m. EST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 19–22 4–5 Raymond James Stadium ESPN[a] Recap
11 November 17 4:05 p.m. EST[32] San Diego Chargers W 20–16 5–5 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. EST Carolina Panthers L 16–20 5–6 Sun Life Stadium Fox Recap
13 December 1 1:00 p.m. EST at New York Jets W 23–3 6–6 Metlife Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. EST at Pittsburgh Steelers W 34–28 7–6 Heinz Field CBS Recap
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. EST New England Patriots W 24–20 8–6 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 22 1:00 p.m. EST at Buffalo Bills L 0–19 8–7 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS Recap
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. EST New York Jets L 7–20 8–8 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on WSFL-TV.
^[b] Simulcast on WBFS-TV.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week One: Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 3 7 10 23
Browns 0 7 3 0 10

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

The Dolphins started their 2013 season on the road against the Browns. They would score first in the 1st quarter as Caleb Sturgis kicked a 45-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead. They led 6-0 in the 2nd quarter after Sturgis kicked a 49 yard field goal. The Browns got on the board and took the lead before halftime as Brandon Weeden found Jordan Cameron on a 7-yard pass for a 7-6 score. After the break, the Phins went back to work and took the lead as Ryan Tannehill found Brian Hartline for a 34-yard pass and retook the lead 13-7. The Browns then came within 3 as Billy Cundiff kicked a 39-yard field goal shortening the lead to 13-10. In the 4th quarter it was all Dolphins and Daniel Thomas ran for a 1-yard TD making the score 20-10 while Sturgis kicked a 36-yard field goal for the final score of the game 23-10.

With the win, the Dolphins began their season 1-0.

Week 2: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 14 3 7 0 24
Colts 3 14 3 0 20

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Dolphins traveled to take on the Colts. In the 1st quarter they got off to a fast start as Mike Wallace and Ryan Tannehill connected on an 18-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead. The Colts got on the board as Adam Vinatieri nailed a 30-yard field goal for a 7-3 score. The Phins then increased their lead as Lamar Miller ran for a 10-yard TD making the score 14-3. The Colts would score in the 2nd quarter as Andrew Luck found Coby Fleener on a 3-yard TD pass shortening the lead to 4, 14-10. They eventually grabbed the lead as Ahmad Bradshaw ran for a 1-yard TD, 17-14. Caleb Sturgis of the Phins tied it up before halftime with a 54-yard field goal, 17-17. In the 3rd quarter, the Colts retook the lead as Vinatieri nailed a 38-yard field goal for a 20-17 game. The Phins then retook the lead as Charles Clay ran for a 1-yard TD for a 24-20 game. The Phins then held the Colts scoreless in the 4th quarter and vice versa which eventually gave the team the win as they improved to 2-0 on the season.

Week 3: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Three: Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 6 7 3 23
Dolphins 0 10 10 7 27

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

The Dolphins went home for their season opener against the Falcons. The Falcons got off to a fast start as Matt Ryan found Jason Snelling on a 7-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead the only score of the 1st quarter. They would make it 10-0 when Matt Bryant kicked a 52-yard field goal. The Dolphins got on the board when Daniel Thomas ran for a 5-yard TD coming within 3, 10-7. The Falcons then pushed ahead by 6 when Matt Bryant kicked a 30-yard field goal for a 13-7 lead. The Phins then wrapped up the scoring when Caleb Sturgis nailed a 46-yard field goal coming within 3 at halftime 13-10. The Falcons increased their lead in the 3rd quarter when Levine Toilolo caught a 2-yard pass from Ryan for a 20-10 lead not long before the Phins managed to tie the game at 20 when Sturgis kicked a 50-yard field goal followed up by Tannehill finding Brian Hartline on an 18-yard TD pass. The Dirty Birds moved ahead in the 4th quarter as Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal for a 23-20 lead but the Phins later on would score the game-winning TD when Tannehill found Dion Sims on a 1-yard pass for a final score of 27-23.

With the win, the Dolphins improved to 3-0.

Week 4: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Four: Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 7 0 7 17
Saints 7 14 14 3 38

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

This marks the Dolphins' only game outside of the Eastern Time Zone during the 2013 season.

Week 5: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Five: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 3 10 10 26
Dolphins 3 10 0 10 23

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 14 3 0 6 23
Dolphins 0 14 7 0 21

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BUF –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • BUF –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • BUF –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • BUF –
  • MIA –

Week 8: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Eight: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 10 0 0 17
Patriots 0 3 17 7 27

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • NE –

Week 9: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Nine: Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Bengals 0 3 7 10 0 20
Dolphins 0 10 7 3 2 22

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • MIA –

Week 10: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 7 12 0 19
Buccaneers 10 5 0 7 22

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 8:40 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 64,448
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (ESPN[a]): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • TB –

Week 11: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Eleven: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 3 6 0 16
Dolphins 3 7 7 3 20

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • SD –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • SD –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • SD –
  • MIA –

Week 12: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week Twelve: Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 3 7 7 20
Dolphins 7 9 0 0 16

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,156
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • MIA –

Week 13: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Thirteen: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 6 14 3 23
Jets 0 0 3 0 3

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,957
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • NYJ –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • NYJ –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • NYJ –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • NYJ –

Week 14: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Fourteen: Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 7 14 10 34
Steelers 7 0 14 7 28

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−4 °C), light snow
  • Game attendance: 52,489
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • PIT –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • PIT –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • PIT –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • PIT –

Week 15: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fifteen: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 7 0 10 20
Dolphins 0 7 3 14 24

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,863
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NE –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • NE –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • NE –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • NE –
  • MIA –

With the win, the Dolphins improved to 8–6 and climbed to the second Wild Card seat; however, with the Ravens' victory over the Lions the following night, the team went back to the seventh spot in the playoff hunt.

Week 16: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Sixteen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 0 0 0
Bills 3 7 0 9 19

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), cloudy with mist
  • Game attendance: 54,305
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • BUF –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • BUF –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • BUF –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • BUF –

Week 17: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Seventeen: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 14 0 6 20
Dolphins 0 7 0 0 7

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,296
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • MIA –

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 W2
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 W2
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 L2
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Denver Broncos (1) West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 zNew England Patriots (2) East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] yCincinnati Bengals (3) North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 yIndianapolis Colts (4) South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 wKansas City Chiefs (5) West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 wSan Diego Chargers (6) West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

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