1967 Miami Dolphins season

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1967 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach George Wilson
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 4th AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1967 Miami Dolphins season was the team's second in the American Football League (AFL). The Dolphins improved by 1 game over their 3–11 inaugural season from 1966, finishing 4–10 and in 4th place in the AFL Eastern Division. The team began its season with two straight bye weeks. In the first game, they beat Denver, 35–21, to win their first ever season opener. However, the Dolphins then lost 8 straight games before beating the Buffalo Bills, 17–14, at home. The Dolphins went winless on the road during this time. However, the Dolphins scored 40 points in back-to-back games. They defeated the San Diego Chargers, 41–24, and then defeated the Boston Patriots, 41–32, both at home, thereby becoming the fastest expansion team in NFL history to ever score 40 points twice in a row during a season.

Offseason[edit]

Common draft[edit]

1967 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Bob Griese *   Quarterback Purdue
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1967 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Kicking – Bobby Walston


Roster[edit]

1967 Miami Dolphins final roster
Quarterbacks

Bob Griese

Running backs


Wide receivers


Tight ends


Offensive linemen


Defensive linemen


Linebackers


Defensive backs

Special teams


Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 Bye
2 Bye
3 September 17, 1967 Denver Broncos W 35–21 1–0–0
29,072
4 September 24, 1967 Kansas City Chiefs L 0-24 1–1–0
33,280
5 October 1, 1967 at New York Jets L 7-29 1–2–0
59,433
6 October 8, 1967 at Kansas City Chiefs L 0-41 1–3–0
42,920
7 October 15, 1967 at Boston Patriots L 10-41 1–4–0
17,859
8 October 22, 1967 New York Jets L 14-33 1–5–0
28,392
9 Bye
10 November 5, 1967 at Buffalo Bills L 13-35 1–6–0
30,950
11 November 12, 1967 at San Diego Chargers L 0-24 1–7–0
32,395
12 November 19, 1967 at Oakland Raiders L 17-31 1–8–0
33,753
13 November 26, 1967 Buffalo Bills W 17–14 2–8–0
24,357
14 December 3, 1967 at Houston Oilers L 14-17 2–9–0
20,979
15 December 10, 1967 San Diego Chargers W 41–24 3–9–0
23,007
16 December 17, 1967 Boston Patriots W 41–32 4–9–0
22,079
17 December 23, 1967 Houston Oilers L 10-41 4–10–0
29,628

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Oilers 7 7 17 10 41
Dolphins 0 3 7 0 10

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 9 4 1 .692 5–1–1 258 199 W2
New York Jets 8 5 1 .615 5–1–1 371 329 W1
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 3–5 237 285 L1
Miami Dolphins 4 10 0 .286 2–6 219 407 L1
Boston Patriots 3 10 1 .231 3–5 280 389 L5

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1967 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]