1970 Miami Dolphins season

1970 Miami Dolphins season

The 1970 Miami Dolphins season was the team's fifth, and first in the National Football League. 1970 marked the team's first winning season, and their first playoff appearance. The 1970 was also the first season under head coach Don Shula.

1970 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 10–4–0
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Raiders) 21–14
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1969      1971 >

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 20, 1970 at Boston Patriots L 27–14 0–1–0
32,607
2 September 27, 1970 at Houston Oilers W 20–10 1–1–0
39,840
3 October 3, 1970 Oakland Raiders W 20–13 2–1–0
57,140
4 October 10, 1970 at New York Jets W 20–6 3–1–0
62,712
5 October 18, 1970 at Buffalo Bills W 33–14 4–1–0
41,312
6 October 25, 1970 Cleveland Browns L 28–0 4–2–0
75,313
7 November 1, 1970 at Baltimore Colts L 35–0 4–3–0
60,240
8 November 8, 1970 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–17 4–4–0
58,171
9 November 15, 1970 New Orleans Saints W 21–10 5–4–0
52,866
10 November 22, 1970 Baltimore Colts W 34–17 6–4–0
67,699
11 November 30, 1970 at Atlanta Falcons W 20–7 7–4–0
54,036
12 December 6, 1970 Boston Patriots W 37–20 8–4–0
51,032
13 December 13, 1970 New York Jets W 16–10 9–4–0
75,099
14 December 20, 1970 Buffalo Bills W 45–7 10–4–0
70,990

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Baltimore Colts 11 2 1 .846 321 234
Miami Dolphins 10 4 0 .714 297 228
New York Jets 4 10 0 .286 255 286
Buffalo Bills 3 10 1 .231 204 337
Boston Patriots 2 12 0 .143 149 361

Roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 27, 1970 at Oakland Raiders L 21–14
54,401

Awards and honors

Notes and references

  • Miami Dolphins on Pro Football Reference
  • Miami Dolphins on jt-sw.com