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American Football Database
1978 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Wildcard
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1977 1979

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Dolphins points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1 Sept. 3 at New York Jets Loss 20 33 13 0–1
2 Sept. 10 at Baltimore Colts Win 42 0 42 1–1
3 Sept. 17 Buffalo Bills Win 31 24 7 2–1
4 Sept. 24 at Philadelphia Eagles Loss 3 17 14 2–2
5 Oct. 1 St. Louis Cardinals Win 24 10 14 3–2
6 Oct. 9 Cincinnati Bengals Win 21 0 21 4–2
7 Oct. 15 at San Diego Chargers Win 28 21 7 5–2
8 Oct. 22 at New England Patriots Loss 24 33 9 5–3
9 Oct. 29 Baltimore Colts Win 26 8 18 6–3
10 Nov. 5 Dallas Cowboys Win 23 16 7 7–3
11 Nov. 12 at Buffalo Bills Win 25 24 1 8–3
12 Nov. 20 at Houston Oilers Loss 30 35 5 8–4
13 Nov. 26 New York Jets Loss 24 13 11 8–5
14 Dec. 3 at Washington Redskins Win 16 0 16 9–5
15 Dec. 10 Oakland Raiders Win 23 6 17 10–5
16 Dec. 18 New England Patriots Win 23 3 20 11–5

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 358 286
Miami Dolphins 11 5 0 .688 372 254
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 359 364
Buffalo Bills 5 11 0 .313 302 354
Baltimore Colts 5 11 0 .313 239 421

Roster

Miami Dolphins 1978 rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and honors

Milestones

Notes and references

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1978 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIII
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