1977 Miami Dolphins season

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1977 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Orange Bowl
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1977 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 12th as a member of the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 6–8, winning ten games.[1] After suffering their first losing season under Coach Don Shula, the Dolphins bounced back to finish 10-4. Bob Griese had a stellar year, despite being forced to wear thick eyeglasses due to a problem with his contacts. Griese whose season is highlighted by a six Touchdowns, 503-yard game in St. Louis against the Cardinals is named Player of the year by the Maxwell Club of Philadelphia. Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1977 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Carl Taseff
  • Punting – Tom Keane


Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Buffalo Bills W 13–0
76,097
2 September 25, 1977 at San Francisco 49ers W 19–15
40,503
3 October 2, 1977 Houston Oilers W 27–7
49,619
4 October 9, 1977 at Baltimore Colts L 45–28
57,829
5 October 16, 1977 New York Jets W 21–17
43,446
6 October 23, 1977 Seattle Seahawks W 31–13
29,855
7 October 30, 1977 San Diego Chargers L 14–13
40,670
8 November 6, 1977 at New York Jets W 14–10
51,582
9 November 13, 1977 New England Patriots W 17–5
67,502
10 November 20, 1977 at Cincinnati Bengals L 23–17
46,733
11 November 24, 1977 at St. Louis Cardinals W 55–14
50,269
12 December 5, 1977 Baltimore Colts W 17–6
68,977
13 December 11, 1977 at New England Patriots L 14–10
61,064
14 December 17, 1977 Buffalo Bills W 31–14
39,626

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Dolphins 14 14 20 7 55
Cardinals 7 0 0 7 14

[2]

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts(2) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 295 221 W1
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–4 313 197 W1
New England Patriots 9 5 0 .643 4–4 7–5 278 217 L1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 191 300 L2
Buffalo Bills 3 11 0 .214 2–6 2–10 160 313 L1

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1977 Miami Dolphins
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

External links[edit]