2005 Miami Dolphins season

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2005 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachNick Saban
OwnerWayne Huizenga
Home fieldDolphins Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR Chris Chambers
DE Jason Taylor
LB Zach Thomas

The 2005 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise’s 40th overall, the 36th as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins managed to improve upon their previous season’s output of 4–12, posting a winning record of 9–7.[1] They finished the season on a six-game win streak and ended their season with an upset over the defending back-to-back Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the Dolphins' second straight year beating them as defending champions.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Gamble
  • Associate Strength and Conditioning – Bert Hill
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Eric Fears

Roster[edit]

2005 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

Schedule[edit]

In addition to their regular games with AFC East rivals, the Dolphins played teams from the AFC West and NFC South as per the schedule rotation, and also played intraconference games against the Browns and the Titans based on divisional positions from 2004.

Week Date Opponent Result TV Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 Denver Broncos W 34–10 CBS
72,324
2 September 18, 2005 at New York Jets L 17–7 CBS
77,918
3 September 25, 2005 Carolina Panthers W 27–24 FOX
72,288
4 Bye
5 October 9, 2005 at Buffalo Bills L 20–14 CBS
72,160
6 October 16, 2005 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–13 CBS
65,168
7 October 21, 2005 Kansas City Chiefs L 30–20 CBS
68,350
8 October 30, 2005 at New Orleans Saints (Baton Rouge) W 21–6 CBS
61,643
9 November 6, 2005 Atlanta Falcons L 17–10 FOX
72,187
10 November 13, 2005 New England Patriots L 23–16 CBS
73,405
11 November 20, 2005 at Cleveland Browns L 22–0 CBS
72,773
12 November 27, 2005 at Oakland Raiders W 33–21 CBS
49,097
13 December 4, 2005 Buffalo Bills W 24–23 CBS
72,051
14 December 11, 2005 at San Diego Chargers W 23–21 CBS
65,026
15 December 18, 2005 New York Jets W 24–20 CBS
72,650
16 December 24, 2005 Tennessee Titans W 24–10 CBS
72,001
17 January 1, 2006 at New England Patriots W 28–26 CBS
68,756

Standings[edit]

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 5–1 7–5 379 338 L1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 318 317 W6
Buffalo Bills 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 271 367 L1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 240 355 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Miami Dolphins Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 10, 2011.