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1986 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1985 1987

The 1986 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 21st as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 12–4, winning only eight games.[1] This was the first time in six seasons the team did not qualify for the playoffs. This was also the team's final season at the Orange Bowl before moving into their new stadium Joe Robbie Stadium the following season.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 7, 1986 at San Diego Chargers L 50–28
2 September 14, 1986 Indianapolis Colts W 30–10
3 September 21, 1986 at New York Jets L 51–45
4 September 28, 1986 San Francisco 49ers L 31–16
5 October 5, 1986 at New England Patriots L 34–7
6 October 12, 1986 Buffalo Bills W 27–14
7 October 19, 1986 Los Angeles Raiders L 30–28
8 October 26, 1986 at Indianapolis Colts W 17–13
9 November 2, 1986 Houston Oilers W 28–7
10 November 10, 1986 at Cleveland Browns L 26–16
11 November 16, 1986 at Buffalo Bills W 34–24
12 November 24, 1986 New York Jets W 45–3
13 November 30, 1986 Atlanta Falcons L 20–14
14 December 7, 1986 at New Orleans Saints W 31–27
15 December 14, 1986 at Los Angeles Rams W 37–31
16 December 22, 1986 New England Patriots L 34–27

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 412 307 W-1
New York Jets 10 6 0 .625 364 386 L-5
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 430 405 L-1
Buffalo Bills 4 12 0 .250 287 348 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 229 400 W-3

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
1986 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXI

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