1997 Miami Dolphins season

1997 Miami Dolphins season

1997 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Jimmy Johnson
Home field
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card
Timeline
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The 1997 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 32nd as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8–8, winning nine games.[1] Seven of the team's sixteen games were decided by a field goal or less.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Indianapolis Colts W 16–10 NBC 1:00et
70,813
2 September 7, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 16–13 NBC 1:00et
64,439
3 September 14, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 23–18 NBC 1:00et/12:00ct
60,075
4 September 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–21 TNT 8:15et
73,314
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–14 NBC 1:00et
71,794
7 October 12, 1997 at New York Jets W 31–20 NBC 1:00et
75,601
8 October 19, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens W 24–13 NBC 1:00et
64,354
9 October 27, 1997 Chicago Bears L 36–33 ABC 9:00et
73,156
10 November 2, 1997 at Buffalo Bills L 9–6 NBC 1:00et
78,011
11 November 9, 1997 New York Jets W 24–17 NBC 1:00et
73,809
12 November 17, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 30–13 ABC 9:00et
74,155
13 November 23, 1997 at New England Patriots L 27–24 NBC 1:00et
59,002
14 November 30, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 34–16 NBC 4:15et/1:15pt
50,569
15 December 7, 1997 Detroit Lions W 33–30 ESPN 8:15et
72,266
16 December 14, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts L 41–0 NBC 1:00et
61,282
17 December 22, 1997 New England Patriots L 14–12 ABC 9:00et
74,379

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 28, 1997 at New England Patriots L 17–3
60,041

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W-1
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L-2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L-1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L-3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L-1

References