1970 Miami Dolphins season

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1970 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs
(Raiders) 21–14
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1969 1971 >

The 1970 Miami Dolphins season was the team's fifth, and first in the National Football League (NFL). 1970 marked the team's first winning season, and their first playoff appearance. The 1970 was also the first season under head coach Don Shula.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1970 NFL Draft
1970 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 29 Jim Mandich  Tight end Michigan
3 55 Tim Foley *  Defensive back Purdue
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1970 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 at Boston Patriots L 27–14 0–1–0
32,607
2 September 27, 1970 at Houston Oilers W 20–10 1–1–0
39,840
3 October 3, 1970 Oakland Raiders W 20–13 2–1–0
57,140
4 October 10, 1970 at New York Jets W 20–6 3–1–0
62,712
5 October 18, 1970 at Buffalo Bills W 33–14 4–1–0
41,312
6 October 25, 1970 Cleveland Browns L 28–0 4–2–0
75,313
7 November 1, 1970 at Baltimore Colts L 35–0 4–3–0
60,240
8 November 8, 1970 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17 4–4–0
58,171
9 November 15, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 21–10 5–4–0
52,866
10 November 22, 1970 Baltimore Colts W 34–17 6–4–0
67,699
11 November 30, 1970 at Atlanta Falcons W 20–7 7–4–0
54,036
12 December 6, 1970 Boston Patriots W 37–20 8–4–0
51,032
13 December 13, 1970 New York Jets W 16–10 9–4–0
75,099
14 December 20, 1970 Buffalo Bills W 45–7 10–4–0
70,990

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 .846 6–1–1 8–2–1 321 234 W4
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 297 228 W6
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 2–6 2–9 255 286 L3
Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 .231 3–4–1 3–7–1 204 337 L5
Boston Patriots 2 12 0 .143 2–6 2–9 149 361 L3

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

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 27, 1970 at Oakland Raiders L 21–14
54,401

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014. 

External links[edit]