1992 Miami Dolphins season

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1992 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Won AFC Divisional Playoff (Chargers) 31–0
Lost AFC Championship Game (Bills) 10-29

The 1992 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 27th season in the National Football League.

The season began with the team attempting to improve on their 8–8 record in 1991.

The season was a success as the Dolphins finished the season 11–5, won the AFC East and returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence. After beating the Chargers 31-0 in the Divisional Playoffs, they played host to their AFC East rivals the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game. However, 5 turnovers and a huge disparity in the running game meant they lost the game 29-10.

As of 2018, this was the last time the Dolphins were closest to the Super Bowl.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 7 Troy Vincent Defensive Back Wisconsin
1 12 Marco Coleman Defensive End Georgia Tech
2 43 Eddie Blake Offensive Lineman Auburn
3 70 Larry Webster Defensive Tackle Maryland
4 97 Dwight Hollier Linebacker North Carolina
5 124 Christopher Perez Offensive Tackle Kansas
6 155 Roosevelt Collins Linebacker TCU
7 199 Dave Moore Tight End Pittsburgh
8 209 Andre Powell Linebacker Penn State
9 236 Tony Tellington Defensive Back Youngstown State
10 267 Raoul Spears Running Back USC
11 294 Lee Miles Wide Receiver Baylor
11 296 Mike Barsotti Quarterback Fresno State
12 321 Milton Biggins Tight End Western Kentucky
12 328 Kameno Bell Running Back Illinois

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

Roster[edit]

1992 Miami Dolphins final roster
Quarterbacks

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 Attendance
1 Bye
2 September 14, 1992 at Cleveland Browns W 27–23
74,765
3 September 20, 1992 Los Angeles Rams W 26–10
55,945
4 September 27, 1992 at Seattle Seahawks W 19–17
59,374
5 October 4, 1992 at Buffalo Bills W 37–10
80,368
6 October 11, 1992 Atlanta Falcons W 21–17
68,633
7 October 18, 1992 New England Patriots W 38–17
57,282
8 October 25, 1992 Indianapolis Colts L 31–20
61,117
9 November 1, 1992 at New York Jets L 26–14
69,313
10 November 8, 1992 at Indianapolis Colts W 28–0
59,892
11 November 16, 1992 Buffalo Bills L 26–20
70,629
12 November 22, 1992 Houston Oilers W 19–16
63,597
13 November 29, 1992 at New Orleans Saints L 24–13
68,591
14 December 6, 1992 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–3
58,474
15 December 14, 1992 Los Angeles Raiders W 20–7
67,098
16 December 20, 1992 New York Jets W 19–17
68,275
17 December 27, 1992 at New England Patriots W 16–13
34,726

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 5–3 9–3 340 281 W3
(4) Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 5–3 7–5 381 283 L1
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–7 216 302 W5
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 3–5 4–8 220 315 L3
New England Patriots 2 14 0 .125 2–6 2–10 205 363 L5

Playoffs[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Miami Dolphins 31, San Diego Chargers 0
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 0 000
Dolphins 0 21 01031

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

The Dolphins defense shut out the Chargers, holding San Diego quarterback Stan Humphries to just 18 completions on 44 pass attempts for 140 yards and intercepting four passes. Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino threw 3 touchdown passes in the second quarter - all of Marino's touchdowns were set up by interceptions.

AFC Championship Game[edit]

Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 10 10629
Dolphins 3 0 0710

at Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, Florida

The Bills intercepted Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino twice, recovered 3 fumbles, forced 4 sacks, and held Miami to just 33 rushing yards.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]