1969 Miami Dolphins season

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1969 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach George Wilson
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 3–10–1
Division place 5th AFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1969 Miami Dolphins season was the team's fourth season, and their final season in the American Football League (AFL). This would also be the final season for George Wilson as head coach, as Don Shula would be hired next season to start a dynasty for Miami and to coach the team for the next 25 seasons until 1995. The team looked to improve on it's 5-8-1 record from 1968. However, the Dolphins would struggle from the seasons start, losing it's first 3 games before tying the Oakland Raiders and losing their next 2 games to start the season 0-5-1. After their week 7 win over the Buffalo Bills, the Dolphins would end the season with a 3-10-1 record. It should also be noted that their week 10 loss to the Buffalo Bills would be the last time the Dolphins would lose to the Bills until 1980, as the Dolphins would win 20 straight against the Bills from 1970-1979. This became known as "The Streak", as it set an NFL record for longest winning streak for one team against one opponent.

Offseason[edit]

Common draft[edit]

Main article: 1969 NFL draft
1969 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 11 Bill Stanfill *  Defensive end Georgia
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1969 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 14, 1969 at Cincinnati Bengals L 27–21 0–1–0
24,487
2 September 20, 1969 at Oakland Raiders L 20–17 0–2–0
48,477
3 September 28, 1969 at Houston Oilers L 20–10 0–3–0
40,387
4 October 4, 1969 Oakland Raiders T 20–20 0–3–1
32,668
5 October 11, 1969 San Diego Chargers L 21–14 0–4–1
33,073
6 October 19, 1969 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–10 0–5–1
47,038
7 October 26, 1969 Buffalo Bills W 24–6 1–5–1
39,194
8 November 2, 1969 at New York Jets L 34–31 1–6–1
60,793
9 November 9, 1969 at Boston Patriots W 17–16 2–6–1
10,665
10 November 16, 1969 at Buffalo Bills L 28–3 2–7–1
32,334
11 November 23, 1969 Houston Oilers L 32–7 2–8–1
27,114
12 November 30, 1969 Boston Patriots L 38–23 2–9–1
27,179
13 December 7, 1969 Denver Broncos W 27–24 3–9–1
24,972
14 December 14, 1969 New York Jets L 27–9 3–10–1
42,148

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Jets 10 4 0 .714 8–0 353 269 W2
Houston Oilers 6 6 2 .500 5–3 278 279 W1
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 3–5 266 316 L2
Buffalo Bills 4 10 0 .286 2–6 230 359 L2
Miami Dolphins 3 10 1 .231 2–6 233 332 L1

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]