2014 Miami Dolphins season

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2014 Miami Dolphins season
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Head coach Joe Philbin
General manager Dennis Hickey
Home field Sun Life Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Brent Grimes, CB
Mike Pouncey, OG
Cameron Wake, DE
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2014 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the third under head coach Joe Philbin. The team had a new general manager for the first time since 2007 after Jeff Ireland was fired on January 7, 2014.[1] The Dolphins equaled their 8–8 record from 2013 and missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season.

2014 draft[edit]

Main article: 2014 NFL draft
2014 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 19 Ja'Wuan James Offensive tackle Tennessee
2 63 Jarvis Landry Wide receiver LSU
3 67 Billy Turner Offensive tackle North Dakota State
4 125 Walt Aikens Cornerback Liberty
5 155 Arthur Lynch Tight end Georgia
171 Jordan Tripp Linebacker Montana
6 190 Matt Hazel Wide receiver Coastal Carolina
7 234 Terrence Fede Defensive end Marist
Draft trades
  • The Dolphins traded their original second-round selection (No. 50 overall) to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for the Chargers' second- and fourth-round selections — Nos. 57 and 125 overall. The Dolphins later traded the No. 57 selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' second- (No. 63 overall) and fifth- (No. 171 overall) round selections.
  • The Dolphins traded their original third- (No. 81 overall) and fourth- (No. 116 overall) round selections to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' third-round selection (No. 67 overall).

Staff[edit]

2014 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2014 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, 14 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–16 0–1 Georgia Dome Recap
2 August 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–14 1–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 August 23 Dallas Cowboys W 25–20 2–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 August 28 St. Louis Rams W 14–13 3–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 New England Patriots W 33–20 1–0 Sun Life Stadium Recap
2 September 14 at Buffalo Bills L 10–29 1–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Kansas City Chiefs L 15–34 1–2 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 September 28 at Oakland Raiders W 38–14 2–2 Wembley Stadium
(London, England)
Recap
5 Bye
6 October 12 Green Bay Packers L 24–27 2–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
7 October 19 at Chicago Bears W 27–14 3–3 Soldier Field Recap
8 October 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–13 4–3 EverBank Field Recap
9 November 2 San Diego Chargers W 37–0 5–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
10 November 9 at Detroit Lions L 16–20 5–4 Ford Field Recap
11 November 13 Buffalo Bills W 22–9 6–4 Sun Life Stadium Recap
12 November 23 at Denver Broncos L 36–39 6–5 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
13 December 1 at New York Jets W 16–13 7–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
14 December 7 Baltimore Ravens L 13–28 7–6 Sun Life Stadium Recap
15 December 14 at New England Patriots L 13–41 7–7 Gillette Stadium Recap
16 December 21 Minnesota Vikings W 37–35 8–7 Sun Life Stadium Recap
17 December 28 New York Jets L 24–37 8–8 Sun Life Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week One: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 10 10 0 0 20
Dolphins 7 3 13 10 33

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

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 –

Week 2: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 10 0 10
Bills 6 3 14 6 29

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

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 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Three: Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 14 7 13 34
Dolphins 0 3 12 0 15

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

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

Week 4: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

NFL International Series
Week Four: Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 21 14 0 38
Raiders 7 0 0 7 14

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill 23/31, 278 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT, 109.3 RTG
  • OAK – Derek Carr 16/25, 146 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 76.4 RTG
Top rushers
  • MIA – Lamar Miller 12 CAR, 64 yds, 2 TD
  • OAK – Darren McFadden 11 CAR, 40 yds
Top receivers
  • MIA – Brian Hartline 6 REC, 74 yds
  • OAK – James Jones 6 REC, 83 yds
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • OAK –

Week 6: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Six: Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 3 7 10 27
Dolphins 3 0 7 14 24

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

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

Week 7: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Seven: Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 7 7 6 27
Bears 0 0 7 7 14

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,413
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill 25/32, 277 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT, 123.6 RAT
  • CHI – Jay Cutler 21/34 190 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT, 74.4 RAT
Top rushers
  • MIA – Lamar Miller 18 CAR, 61 yds
  • CHI – Matt Forte 12 CAR, 49 yds
Top receivers
  • MIA – Charles Clay 4 REC, 58 yds
  • CHI – Matt Forte 6 REC, 60 yds
Top tacklers
  • MIA – Reshad Jones 7
  • CHI – Jeremiah Ratliff 7

Week 8: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Eight: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 10 14 3 27
Jaguars 0 3 3 7 13

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

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

Week 9: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Nine: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0
Dolphins 7 13 17 0 37

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,222
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SD – Philip Rivers 12/23, 138 yds, 3 INT, RAT 31.0
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill 24/34, 3 TD, 288 yds, RAT 125.6
Top rushers
  • SD – Donald Brown 23 yds
  • MIA – Lamar Miller 49 yds
Top receivers
  • SD – Malcom Floyd 4 REC, 60 yds
  • MIA – Charles Clay 5 REC, 65 yds
Top tacklers
  • SD – Donald Butler 8
  • MIA – Reshad Jones 5

Week 10: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 3 10 3 16
Lions 10 0 0 10 20

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 63,179
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • DET –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • DET –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • DET –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • DET –

Week 11: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Eleven: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 3 3 0 9
Dolphins 3 0 9 10 22

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 12: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Twelve: Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 14 7 8 36
Broncos 3 14 0 22 39

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,987
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • DEN –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • DEN –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • DEN –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • DEN –

Week 13: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Thirteen: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 3 3 10 16
Jets 7 3 3 0 13

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

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: vs. Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Fourteen: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 7 7 14 28
Dolphins 10 0 0 3 13

at SunLife Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,244
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • MIA –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • MIA –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • MIA –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • MIA –

Week 15: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Fifteen: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 10 0 0 13
Patriots 7 7 24 3 41

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
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 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Sixteen: Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 7 10 0 18 35
Dolphins 0 7 7 23 37

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

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

The game's overtime ended when defensive end Terrence Fede blocked a punt to the endzone for a safety.[2] Despite the win, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention after the Steelers beat the Chiefs on the same day.

Week 17: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Seventeen: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 7 10 13 37
Dolphins 3 14 7 0 24

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,220
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
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
(1) New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 L1
Buffalo Bills 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 W1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 L1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 W1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] *New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] zDenver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] yPittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] yIndianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 wCincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 wBaltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7). Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record. Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13). San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ 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 homefield advantage

References[edit]

External links[edit]