1979 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field Orange Bowl
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost AFC Divisional Playoff to Pittsburgh 34–14
1979 Miami Dolphins season was the 14th year of existence for the Miami Dolphins franchise. Although they finished at 10–6, one win fewer than the previous year, they were still able to win the AFC East Division outright. They ultimately lost in the division round of the NFL playoffs to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Awards and honors
Larry Csonka returned to the Dolphins in 1979 for one last season before retiring, after leaving in 1975 for the World Football League and spending the next three seasons after with the New York Giants. He led the team with 837 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, in addition to one receiving touchdown. His return led to him being named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
Notes and references
Miami Dolphins Founded in 1966 • Based in , Miami Gardens, Florida Florida The Franchise Stadiums Culture Lore Head Coaches Starting Quarterbacks Division Championships (13)
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