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1984 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 14–2
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Lost Super Bowl XIX
Timeline
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1984 was the 18th season in football for the Miami Dolphins and the fifteenth for coach Don Shula with the club. The Dolphins sought to build on a spectacular 1983 season where they went 12–4 with rookie quarterback Dan Marino only to be upended by the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs. Marino's passing ability became the focal point of Miami's offense and in 1984 he exploded to set league records with 5,084 passing yards and 48 touchdowns; the yardage record still stands while his touchdown record was broken by Peyton Manning (49) twenty years later. The Dolphins made a run at a perfect season twelve years after pulling off the feat as they won their first eleven games but were upended in overtime by the San Diego Chargers. The Dolphins broke 500 points scored for the first and to date only time in their history as they scored 513 points and finished 14–2, their best record since the undefeated season.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
14Miami DolphinsJackie ShippInside LinebackerUniversity of Oklahoma

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 2, 1984 at Washington Redskins W 35–17
2 September 9, 1984 New England Patriots W 28–7
3 September 17, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 21–17
4 September 23, 1984 Indianapolis Colts W 44–7
5 September 30, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals W 36–28
6 October 7, 1984 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 31–7
7 October 14, 1984 Houston Oilers W 28–10
8 October 21, 1984 at New England Patriots W 44–24
9 October 28, 1984 Buffalo Bills W 38–7
10 November 4, 1984 at New York Jets W 31–17
11 November 11, 1984 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–23
12 November 18, 1984 at San Diego Chargers L 28–34
13 November 26, 1984 New York Jets W 28–17
14 December 2, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders L 34–45
15 December 9, 1984 at Indianapolis Colts W 35–17
16 December 17, 1984 Dallas Cowboys W 28–21

RosterEdit

Miami Dolphins 1984 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

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
Division December 29, 1984 Seattle Seahawks W 31–10
Conference Championship January 6, 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers W 45–28
Super Bowl January 20, 1985 N San Francisco 49ers L 16–38

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1420.875513298
New England Patriots 970.563362352
New York Jets 790.438332364
Indianapolis Colts 4120.250239414
Buffalo Bills 2140.125250454

Player statsEdit

PassingEdit

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Dan Marino 564 362 5084 48 17 108.9

PostseasonEdit

AFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

A year after being upended in the playoffs by the Seattle Seahawks the Dolphins routed Seattle 31–10. Dan Marino threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns despite being intercepted twice by Seahawks defensive back John Harris. The Dolphins rushed for 143 yards and a Tony Nathan rushing score as well.

AFC Championship GameEdit

Miami Dolphins 45, Pittsburgh Steelers 28
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 7 7 7

28

Dolphins 7 17 14 7

45

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

In a shootout, quarterback Dan Marino led the Dolphins to a victory by throwing for 421 yards and 4 touchdowns with 1 interception. Steelers quarterback Mark Malone recorded 312 yards and 3 touchdowns, but was intercepted 3 times.

Super Bowl XIXEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

  • MIA – FG: Uwe von Schamann 37 yards 3–0 MIA
  • SF – TD: Carl Monroe 33 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) 7–3 SF
  • MIA – TD: Dan Johnson 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick) 10–7 MIA
  • SF – TD: Roger Craig 8 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) 14–10 SF
  • SF – TD: Joe Montana 6 yard run (Ray Wersching kick) 21–10 SF
  • SF – TD: Roger Craig 2 yard run (Ray Wersching kick) 28–10 SF
  • MIA – FG: Uwe von Schamann 31 yards 28–13 SF
  • MIA – FG: Uwe von Schamann 30 yards 28–16 SF
  • SF – FG: Ray Wersching 27 yards 31–16 SF
  • SF – TD: Roger Craig 16 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick) 38–16 SF

Awards and honorsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1984 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XIX

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