1968 Miami Dolphins season

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1968 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach George Wilson
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 5–8–1
Division place 3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1968 Miami Dolphins season was the team's third in the American Football League (AFL). The team was looking to improve on their 4-10 record from 1967. The team did improve on their record, finishing the season 5-8-1 and moving one place up in the AFL Eastern Division. In week 6, the Dolphins tied the Buffalo Bills 14-14, the first ever tie in Dolphins history. The team was probably best known as being the first team to lose as the home team to the Cincinnati Bengals, as their week 11 loss to the Bengals would turn out to be the Bengals' only road win during their 1968 season.

Offseason[edit]

Common draft[edit]

Main article: 1968 NFL draft
1968 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Larry Csonka *   Running back Syracuse
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1968 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 14, 1968 Houston Oilers L 24–10 0–1–0
38,097
3 September 21, 1968 Oakland Raiders L 47–21 0–2–0
28,751
4 September 28, 1968 Kansas City Chiefs L 48–3 0–3–0
27,732
5 October 6, 1968 at Houston Oilers W 24–7 1–3–0
35,424
6 October 12, 1968 Buffalo Bills T 14–14 1–3–1
28,559
7 October 20, 1968 at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–22 2–3–1
25,076
8 October 27, 1968 at Denver Broncos L 21–14 2–4–1
43,411
9 November 3, 1968 at San Diego Chargers L 34–28 2–5–1
31,686
10 November 10, 1968 at Buffalo Bills W 21–17 3–5–1
28,399
11 November 17, 1968 Cincinnati Bengals L 38–21 3–6–1
30,304
12 November 24, 1968 at Boston Patriots W 34–10 4–6–1
13,646
13 December 1, 1968 at New York Jets L 35–17 4–7–1
60,207
14 December 8, 1968 Boston Patriots W 38–7 5–7–1
24,242
15 December 15, 1968 New York Jets L 31–7 5–8–1
31,302

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Jets 11 3 0 .786 7–1 419 280 W4
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 5–3 303 248 W2
Miami Dolphins 5 8 1 .385 4–3–1 276 355 L1
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 2–6 229 406 L2
Buffalo Bills 1 12 1 .077 1–6–1 199 367 L8

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]