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2018 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Adam Gase
General Manager Chris Grier
Home Field Hard Rock Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Place 2nd AFC East
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers CB Xavien Howard
Uniform
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Timeline
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2017 2019

The 2018 season was the Miami Dolphins' 49th in the National Football League, their 53rd overall and their third and last under head coach Adam Gase. During the offseason, the Dolphins tweaked their uniforms and shade of orange to better align with their classical past and history. For the second straight season, they also brought back their throwback uniforms from the Shula/Marino eras and wore them for three games.

With quarterback Ryan Tannehill playing for the first time since 2016, the highlight of Dolphins' season came during a memorable Week 14 win against division rival and defending back-to-back AFC champion New England Patriots, which prevented the Patriots from clinching the AFC East that week. However, the Dolphins would lose all of their remaining games and missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The 7–9 finish was their first since 2012 and also the team's second consecutive losing season, with all 7 wins decided by one possession scores and not winning a playoff game for the 17th straight year.

Roster changes Edit

Signings Edit

Position Player Age 2017 Team Contract
WR Danny Amendola 32 New England Patriots 2 years, $12 million
RB Brandon Bolden 28 1 year, $850,000
RB Frank Gore 35 Indianapolis Colts 1 year, $1.015 million
QB Brock Osweiler 27 Denver Broncos 1 year, $880,000
G Josh Sitton 31 Chicago Bears 2 years, $18 million
WR Albert Wilson 25 Kansas City Chiefs 3 years, $24 million

DeparturesEdit

Position Player Age 2018 Team Contract
DT Ndamukong Suh 31 Los Angeles Rams 1 year, $14 million
C Mike Pouncey 29 Los Angeles Chargers 2 years, $15 million

DraftEdit

2018 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 11 Minkah Fitzpatrick FS Alabama
2 42 Mike Gesicki TE Penn State
3 73 Jerome Baker OLB Ohio State
4 123 Durham Smythe TE Notre Dame From Carolina via Cleveland
131 Kalen Ballage HB Arizona State From New England via Philadelphia
6 209 Cornell Armstrong CB Southern Miss From Kansas City
7 227 Quentin Poling LB Ohio From San Francisco
229 Jason Sanders K New Mexico

Draft trades

  • The Dolphins traded wide receiver Jarvis Landry to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's fourth-round selection they acquired from Carolina (123rd overall), and a 2019 7th round pick Cleveland originally acquired from Pittsburgh.
  • The Dolphins traded running back Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia in exchange for Philadelphia's fourth-round selection they acquired from New England (131st overall).
  • The Dolphins traded their fifth-round selection (147th overall) to New Orleans in exchange for linebacker Stephone Anthony.
  • The Dolphins traded the seventh-round selection they acquired from Tampa Bay (223rd overall) to San Francisco in exchange for San Francisco's seventh-round selection (227th overall) and center Daniel Kilgore.

StaffEdit

2018 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2018 Miami Dolphins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 11 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–26 0–1 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip at Carolina Panthers L 20–27 0–2 Bank of America Stadium Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip Baltimore Ravens L 10–27 0–3 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip at Atlanta Falcons W 34–7 1–3 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

The Dolphins' 2018 schedule was finalized and announced on April 19.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Tennessee Titans W 27–20 1–0 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
2 September 16 at New York Jets W 20–12 2–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 September 23 Oakland Raiders W 28–20 3–0 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
4 September 30 at New England Patriots L 7–38 3–1 Gillette Stadium Recap
5 October 7 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–27 3–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
6 October 14 Chicago Bears W 31–28 (OT) 4–2 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
7 October 21 Detroit Lions L 21–32 4–3 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
8 Template:Dow tooltip at Houston Texans L 23–42 4–4 NRG Stadium Recap
9 November 4 New York Jets W 13–6 5–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
10 November 11 at Green Bay Packers L 12–31 5–5 Lambeau Field Recap
11 Bye
12 November 25 at Indianapolis Colts L 24–27 5–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
13 December 2 Buffalo Bills W 21–17 6–6 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
14 December 9 New England Patriots W 34–33 7–6 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
15 December 16 at Minnesota Vikings L 17–41 7–7 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Jacksonville Jaguars L 7–17 7–8 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at Buffalo Bills L 17–42 7–9 New Era Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week One: Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 3 0 0 17

20

Dolphins 0 7 3 17

27

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

  • TEN – Ryan Succop 47-yard field goal, 10:18. Titans 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 4:42.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 27-yard field goal, 4:05. Dolphins 10–3. Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:37.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – Dion Lewis 4-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 14:17. Tied 10–10. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:48.
  • MIA – Jakeem Grant 102-yard kick return (Jason Sanders kick), 14:04. Dolphins 17–10.
  • MIA – Kenny Stills 75-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 10:22. Dolphins 24–10. Drive: 4 plays, 89 yards, 1:17.
  • TEN – Darius Jennings 94-yard kick return (Ryan Succop kick), 10:11. Dolphins 24–17.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 30-yard field goal, 3:49. Dolphins 27–17. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 2:15.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 53-yard field goal, 0:11. Dolphins 27–20. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, 0:56.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Due to two weather delays, the game lasted for 7 hours and 10 minutes, the longest game since the AFL–NFL merger in 1970.[2] Coincidentally, wide receiver Danny Amendola met with former teammates Malcolm Butler and Dion Lewis. The three played for the New England Patriots from 2015 to 2018 and helped them win Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons.

Week 2: at New York JetsEdit

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 13 0 0

20

Jets 0 0 6 6

12

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIA – Albert Wilson 29-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 4:19. Dolphins 14–0. Drive: 2 plays, 49 yards, 0:46.
  • MIA – A. J. Derby 19-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (kick failed), 0:46. Dolphins 20–0. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 1:47.

Third quarter

  • NYJ – Bilal Powell 28-yard pass from Sam Darnold (kick failed), 11:58. Dolphins 20–6. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:09.

Fourth quarter

  • NYJ – Jason Myers 55-yard field goal, 10:11. Dolphins 20–9. Drive: 11 plays, 22 yards, 6:14.
  • NYJ – Jason Myers 41-yard field goal, 6:00. Dolphins 20–12. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 3:05.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 3: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Three: Oakland Raiders at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 3 7 3

20

Dolphins 0 7 7 14

28

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIA – Kenny Stills 34-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 12:11. Tied 7–7. Drive: 3 plays, 35 yards, 1:31.
  • OAK – Mike Nugent 25-yard field goal, 3:34. Raiders 10–7. Drive: 16 plays, 68 yards, 8:37.

Third quarter

  • OAK – Marshawn Lynch 1-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 2:58. Raiders 17–7. Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards, 9:44.
  • MIA – Jakeem Grant 18-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 0:55. Raiders 17–14. Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, 2:03.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Jakeem Grant 52-yard pass from Albert Wilson (Jason Sanders kick), 7:18. Dolphins 21–17. Drive: 2 plays, 70 yards, 0:48.
  • MIA – Albert Wilson 74-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 2:00. Dolphins 28–17. Drive: 2 plays, 80 yards, 0:54.
  • OAK – Mike Nugent 52-yard field goal, 0:20. Dolphins 28–20. Drive: 6 plays, 41 yards, 1:40.

Top passers

  • OAK – Derek Carr – 27/39, 345 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill – 17/23, 289 yards, 3 TD

Top rushers

  • OAK – Marshawn Lynch – 19 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill – 3 carries, 26 yards

Top receivers

  • OAK – Jordy Nelson – 6 receptions, 173 yards, 1 TD
  • MIA – Kenny Stills – 3 receptions, 61 yards, 1 TD

With the win, the Dolphins improved to 3–0, their first such start since 2013.[3]

Week 4: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Four: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 0 7

7

Patriots 3 21 7 7

38

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), Sunny and Warm
  • Game attendance: 65,878
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 20-yard field goal, 5:28. Patriots 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards, 6:37.

Second quarter

  • NE – Cordarrelle Patterson 55-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 12:10. Patriots 10–0. Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 2:08.
  • NE – James White 22-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 7:29. Patriots 17–0. Drive: 1 plays, 22 yards, 0:07.
  • NE – Phillip Dorsett 9-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 0:18. Patriots 24–0. Drive: 15 plays, 85 yards, 5:31.

Third quarter

  • NE – James White 14-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 6:49. Patriots 31–0. Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards, 5:01.

Fourth quarter

  • NE – Sony Michel 10-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 13:43. Patriots 38–0. Drive: 12 plays, 90 yards, 6:30.
  • MIA – Frank Gore 6-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Jason Sanders kick), 2:42. Patriots 38–7. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 7:10.

Top passers

  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill – 11/20, 100 yards, 1 INT
  • NE – Tom Brady – 23/35, 274 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • MIA – Frank Gore – 11 carries, 41 yards
  • NE – Sony Michel – 25 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD

Top receivers

  • MIA – Albert Wilson – 4 receptions, 19 yards
  • NE – James White – 8 receptions, 68 yards, 1 TD

With their first loss of the season, the Dolphins failed to earn their first 4–0 start since 1995, during the Dan Marino era and Don Shula's final year as the Dolphins' head coach.

Week 5: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Five: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 14 3 0

17

Bengals 0 0 3 24

27

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 82 °F (28 °C), Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 52,708
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 42-yard field goal, 9:25. Dolphins 17–0. Drive: 6 plays, 28 yards, 3:25.
  • CIN – Randy Bullock 51-yard field goal, 5:07. Dolphins 17–3. Drive: 8 plays, 42 yards, 4:18.

Fourth quarter

  • CIN – Joe Mixon 18-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick), 14:54. Dolphins 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 3:30.
  • CIN – Michael Johnson 22-yard interception return (Randy Bullock kick), 11:43. Tied 17–17.
  • CIN – Randy Bullock 20-yard field goal, 3:30. Bengals 20–17. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 4:00.
  • CIN – Sam Hubbard 19-yard fumble return (Randy Bullock kick), 2:37. Bengals 27–17.

Top passers

  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill – 20/35, 185 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 20/30, 248 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

  • MIA – Frank Gore – 12 carries, 63 yards
  • CIN – Joe Mixon – 22 carries, 93 yards

Top receivers

  • MIA – Kenyan Drake – 7 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD
  • CIN – A.J. Green – 6 receptions, 112 yards

Week 6: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Six: Chicago Bears at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 21 7

28

Dolphins 7 0 6 15

31

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Trey Burton 9-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Cody Parkey kick), 13:27. Tied 7–7. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:37.
  • CHI – Allen Robinson 12-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Cody Parkey kick), 11:33. Bears 14–7. Drive: 1 play, 12 yards, 0:05.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 50-yard field goal, 7:55. Bears 14–10. Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 3:38.
  • CHI – Tarik Cohen 21-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), 6:55. Bears 21–10. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:00.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 25-yard field goal, 0:30. Bears 21–13. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 6:25.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Albert Wilson 43-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Brock Osweiler-Kenny Stills pass), 9:19. Tied 21–21. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 3:05.
  • CHI – Anthony Miller 29-yard pass from Mitchell Trubisky (Cody Parkey kick), 3:23. Bears 28–21. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:51.
  • MIA – Albert Wilson 75-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Jason Sanders kick), 3:17. Tied 28–28. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:16.

Overtime

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 47-yard field goal, 0:03. Dolphins 31–28. Drive: 6 plays, 28 yards, 1:55.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

A last-second field goal kick by Jason Saunders barely averted a tie and gave the Dolphins the win in overtime.

Week 7: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Seven: Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 10 9 6

32

Dolphins 0 7 7 7

21

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 29-yard field goal, 12:39. Drive: 6 plays, 85 yards, 2:38. Lions 10–0.
  • MIA – Kenny Stills 5-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Jason Sanders kick), 7:33. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 5:01. Lions 10–7.
  • DET – LeGarrette Blount 2-yard run (Matt Prater kick), 1:02. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:31. Lions 17–7.

Third quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 28-yard field goal, 8:36. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 6:28. Lions 20–7.
  • MIA – Kenyan Drake 54-yard run (Jason Sanders kick), 7:06. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:26. Lions 20–14.
  • DET – Michael Roberts 4-yard pass from Matthew Stafford, 3:16. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:50. Lions 26–14.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 35-yard field goal, 10:09. Drive: 7 plays, 63 yards, 3:59. Lions 29–14.
  • MIA – Danny Amendola 24-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Jason Sanders kick), 6:00. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:04. Lions 29–21.
  • DET – Matt Prater 50-yard field goal, 2:00. Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 4:05. Lions 32–21.

Top passers

  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 18/22, 217 yards, 2 TD
  • MIA – Brock Osweiler – 22/31, 329 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • DET – Michael Roberts – 3 receptions, 48 yards, 2 TD
  • MIA – Danny Amendola – 6 receptions, 84 yards, TD

Week 8: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Eight: Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 3 10 3

23

Texans 7 7 14 14

42

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • HOU – Jordan Thomas 13-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 14:14. Texans 14–7. Drive: 2 plays, 16 yards, 0:36.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 37-yard field goal, 3:01. Texans 14–10. Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 4:32.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Jordan Thomas 2-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 11:34. Texans 21–10. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:26.
  • MIA – Kenyan Drake 28-yard pass from Danny Amendola (Jason Sanders kick), 4:55. Texans 21–17. Drive: 4 plays, 51 yards, 1:46.
  • HOU – Will Fuller 73-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 4:21. Texans 28–17. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:34.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 41-yard field goal, 0:39. Texans 28–20. Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 3:42.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 49-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 14:49. Texans 35–20. Drive: 2 plays, 49 yards, 0:47.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 46-yard field goal, 11:30. Texans 35–23. Drive: 7 plays, 46 yards, 3:19.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 2-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 7:34. Texans 42–23. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, 3:52.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 9: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Nine: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 3 0 3

6

Dolphins 0 6 0 7

13

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 43-yard field goal, 12:39. Dolphins 3–0. Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 3:15.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 27-yard field goal, 1:11. Dolphins 6–0. Drive: 14 plays, 51 yards, 6:03.
  • NYJ – Jason Myers 48-yard field goal, 0:20. Dolphins 6–3. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 0:51.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Jerome Baker 25-yard interception return (Jason Sanders kick), 10:48. Dolphins 13–3.
  • NYJ – Jason Myers 56-yard field goal, 5:57. Dolphins 13–6. Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 4:51.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 10: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 6 3 0

12

Packers 7 7 14 3

31

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 11
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 78,076
  • Referee: Clay Martin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – Aaron Jones 2-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 15:00. Packers 14–3. Drive: 3 plays, 71 yards, 1:25.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 25-yard field goal, 10:33. Packers 14–6. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:24.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 47-yard field goal, 2:54. Packers 14–9. Drive: 5 plays, 16 yards, 2:42.
Third quarter
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 40-yard field goal, 11:43. Packers 14–12. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:23.
  • GB – Aaron Jones 10-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 9:38. Packers 21–12. Drive: 5 plays, 60 yards, 2:10.
  • GB – Davante Adams 25-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 7:31. Packers 28–12. Drive: 3 plays, 27 yards, 1:27.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 38-yard field goal, 8:57. Packers 31–12. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:58.
Top passers
  • MIA – Brock Osweiler – 23/37, 213 yards, INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 19/28, 199 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • MIA – Frank Gore – 13 carries, 90 yards
  • GB – Aaron Jones – 15 carries, 145 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • MIA – Danny Amendola – 7 receptions, 72 yards
  • GB – Davante Adams – 4 receptions, 57 yards, 2 TD

This was the Dolphins' final meeting with the McCarthy/Rodgers-led Packers, as the Dolphins beat them only once, during the Packers' 2010 Super Bowl-winning season.

Week 12: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Twelve: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 7 3 7

24

Colts 7 7 0 13

27

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 57,069
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians and Melanie Collins
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Jack Doyle 1-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:44. Colts 14–7. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 5:49.
  • MIA – Leonte Carroo 74-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 1:00. Tied 14–14. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:44.

Third quarter

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 29-yard field goal, 9:14. Dolphins 17–14. Drive: 8 plays, 31 yards, 4:18.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – Kenyan Drake 14-yard rush (Jason Sanders kick), 13:36. Dolphins 24–14. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 4:55.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 46-yard field goal, 8:26. Dolphins 24–17. Drive: 10 plays, 47 yards, 5:10.
  • IND – Eric Ebron 12-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 4:25. Tied 24–24. Drive: 7 plays, 89 yards, 3:18.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 32-yard field goal, 0:00. Colts 27–24. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 2:38.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 13: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Thirteen: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 6 3 8

17

Dolphins 7 7 0 7

21

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 86 °F (30 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,155
  • Referee: Shawn Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • BUF – Zay Jones 15-yard pass from Josh Allen (kick failed), 11:44. Dolphins 7–6. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:05.
  • MIA – Kenyan Drake 3-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 0:40. Dolphins 14–6. Drive: 6 plays, 36 yards, 3:01.

Third quarter

  • BUF – Stephen Hauschka 32-yard field goal, 9:02. Dolphins 14–9. Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards, 5:58.

Fourth quarter

  • BUF – Zay Jones 25-yard pass from Josh Allen (Josh Allen-Zay Jones pass), 12:00. Bills 17–14. Drive: 6 plays, 83 yards, 3:24.
  • MIA – Kenny Stills 13-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill (Jason Sanders kick), 8:42. Dolphins 21–17. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:18.

Top passers

  • BUF – Josh Allen – 18/33, 231 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill – 16/24, 137 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

  • BUF – Josh Allen – 9 carries, 135 yards
  • MIA – Kenyan Drake – 7 carries, 31 yards

Top receivers

  • BUF – Zay Jones – 4 receptions, 67 yards, 2 TD
  • MIA – DeVante Parker – 4 receptions, 43 yards, 1 TD

Week 14: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Fourteen: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 6 21 0 6

33

Dolphins 7 14 7 6

34

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NE - Julian Edelman 2-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 14:14. Patriots 13-7. Drive: 5 plays, 18 yards, 2:04
  • MIA - Brandon Bolden 54-yard run (Jason Sanders kick), 13:26. Dolphins 14-13. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:48
  • NE - Cordarrelle Patterson 37-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 10:32. Patriots 20-14. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:54
  • MIA - Brandon Bolden 6-yard run (Jason Sanders kick), 7:28. Dolphins 21-20. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:04
  • NE - Rob Gronkowski 16-yard pass from Tom Brady, 3:49. Patriots 27-21. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:39

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 15: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Fifteen: Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 10 7 0

17

Vikings 21 0 3 17

41

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,841
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 13-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick), 11:40. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 3:20.
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 13-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 6:21. Vikings 14–0. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 2:59.
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 18-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 1:32. Vikings 21–0. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 3:38.

Second quarter

  • MIA – Minkah Fitzpatrick 50-yard interception return (Jason Sanders kick), 7:44. Vikings 21–7.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 25-yard field goal, 0:14. Vikings 21–10. Drive: 14 plays, 61 yards, 6:03.

Third quarter

  • MIA – Kalen Ballage 75-yard run (Jason Sanders kick), 14:49. Vikings 21–17. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:11.
  • MIN – Dan Bailey 36-yard field goal, 8:40. Vikings 24–17. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:19.

Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Dan Bailey 34-yard field goal, 13:01. Vikings 27–17. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:35.
  • MIN – Aldrick Robinson 40-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Bailey kick), 9:54. Vikings 34–17. Drive: 4 plays, 55 yards, 2:04.
  • MIN – Dalvin Cook 21-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 7:49. Vikings 41–17. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 2:59.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 16: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 0 0 10

17

Dolphins 7 0 0 0

7

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 65,798
  • Referee: Clay Martin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • JAX – Kai Forbath 26-yard field goal, 10:54. Jaguars 10–7. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:46.
  • JAX – Telvin Smith 33-yard interception return (Kai Forbath kick), 9:34. Jaguars 17–7.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • JAX – Dede Westbrook – 7 receptions, 45 yards
  • MIA – Kenyan Drake – 4 receptions, 31 yards

With the loss, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 17: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Seventeen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 14 3 0

17

Bills 14 0 14 14

42

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

First quarter

  • BUF – Josh Allen 1-yard run (Stephen Hauschka kick), 10:14. Bills 7–0. Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 4:46.
  • BUF – Zay Jones 18-yard pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick), 8:31. Bills 14–0. Drive: 1 play, 18 yards, 0:07.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • BUF – Robert Foster 5-yard pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick), 9:09. Bills 21–14. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:37.
  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 9-yard run (Stephen Hauschka), 6:57. Bills 28–14. Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards, 1:48.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 29-yard field goal, 1:28. Bills 28–17. Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 5:29.

Fourth quarter

  • BUF – Josh Allen 30-yard run (Stephen Hauschka kick), 11:13. Bills 35–17. Drive: 3 plays, 70 yards, 1:17.
  • BUF – Zay Jones 26-yard pass from Josh Allen (Stephen Hauschka kick), 7:44. Bills 42–17. Drive: 2 plays, 52 yards, 0:25.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • MIA – Kalen Ballage – 12 carries, 27 yards
  • BUF – Josh Allen – 9 carries, 95 yards, 2 TD

Top receivers

This season finale marked the final games of players such as quarterback Ryan Tannehill, linebacker Cameron Wake, and head coach Adam Gase all in Dolphins uniforms.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 436 325 W2
Miami Dolphins 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 319 433 L3
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 269 374 W1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 333 441 L3

ConferenceEdit

AFCv · d · e
# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[lower-alpha 1] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .480 .401 W1
2[lower-alpha 2] New England Patriots East 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 .482 .494 W2
3[lower-alpha 2] Houston Texans South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 .471 .435 W1
4 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .496 .450 W3
Wild Cards
5[lower-alpha 1] Los Angeles Chargers West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .477 .422 W1
6 Indianapolis Colts South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .465 .456 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 6 1 .594 4–1–1 6–5–1 .504 .448 W1
8 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 .520 .465 L1
9 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 1 .469 3–2–1 5–6–1 .516 .411 L1
10 Miami Dolphins East 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .469 .446 L3
11[lower-alpha 3] Denver Broncos West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .464 L4
12[lower-alpha 3] Cincinnati Bengals North 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 .535 .448 L2
13[lower-alpha 3] Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .411 W1
14 Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .549 .463 L1
15[lower-alpha 4] New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .506 .438 L3
16[lower-alpha 4] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .547 .406 L1
Tiebreakers[lower-alpha 5]

ReferencesEdit

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