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1966 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach George Wilson
Home Field
Results
Record 3–11–0
Place 5th AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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N/A 1967

The 1966 season was the Miami Dolphins inaugural season in the AFL. Future Harlem Globetrotters and Montreal Canadiens owner George N. Gillett, Jr. was a minority partner in the Miami Dolphins. [1]

OffseasonEdit

AFL DraftEdit

With the first pick overall, the Dolphins selected Running Back Jim Grabowski from the University of Illinois.[2] Grabowski was also drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Draft. The result was a bidding war between the two franchises to obtain Grabowski’s services. The Packers signed Grabowski and he played for them for five seasons.

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Jim Grabowski Running Back University of Illinois

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Buffalo Bills 941.692358255
Boston Patriots 842.677315283
New York Jets 662.500322312
Houston Oilers 3110.214335396
Miami Dolphins 3110.214213362
[3]

Season ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record
1 September 2, 1966 Oakland Raiders L 23–14 0–1–0
2 September 9, 1966 New York Jets L 19–14 0–2–0
3 September 18, 1966 at Buffalo Bills L 58–24 0–3–0
4 Bye
5 October 2, 1966 at San Diego Chargers L 44–10 0–4–0
6 October 9, 1966 at Oakland Raiders L 21–10 0–5–0
7 October 16, 1966 Denver Broncos W 24–7 1–5–0
8 October 23, 1966 at Houston Oilers W 20–13 2–5–0
9 Bye
10 November 6, 1966 Buffalo Bills L 29–0 2–6–0
11 November 13, 1966 at Kansas City Chiefs L 34–16 2–7–0
12 November 20, 1966 at New York Jets L 30–13 2–8–0
13 November 27, 1966 Boston Patriots L 20–14 2–9–0
14 December 4, 1966 at Denver Broncos L 17–7 2–10–0
15 December 11, 1966 Kansas City Chiefs L 19–18 2–11–0
16 December 18, 1966 Houston Oilers W 29–28 3–11–0

RosterEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D’Arcy Jenish, p.296, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 396
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 298
Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Denver
Buffalo Kansas City
Houston Oakland
Miami San Diego
New York Jets
1966 AFL Draft1966 AFL Championship Game1966 AFL All-Star gameSuper Bowl I
Related: 1966 NFL Season

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