1971 Miami Dolphins season

1971 Miami Dolphins season

The 1971 Miami Dolphins season was the team's sixth, and second in the National Football League.

1971 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Chiefs) 27–24 (2OT)
Won Conference Championship (Colts) 21–0
Lost Super Bowl VI (Cowboys) 24–3
Timeline
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< 1970      1972 >

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 at Denver Broncos T 10–10 0–0–1
51,228
2 September 26, 1971 at Buffalo Bills W 29–14 1–0–1
45,139
3 October 3, 1971 New York Jets L 14–10 1–1–1
70,670
4 October 10, 1971 at Cincinnati Bengals W 23–13 2–1–1
60,099
5 October 17, 1971 New England Patriots W 41–3 3–1–1
58,822
6 October 24, 1971 at New York Jets W 30–14 4–1–1
62,130
7 October 31, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams W 20–14 5–1–1
72,903
8 November 7, 1971 Buffalo Bills W 34–0 6–1–1
61,016
9 November 14, 1971 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–21 7–1–1
66,435
10 November 21, 1971 Baltimore Colts W 17–14 8–1–1
75,312
11 November 29, 1971 Chicago Bears W 34–3 9–1–1
75,312
12 December 5, 1971 at New England Patriots L 34–13 9–2–1
61,457
13 December 11, 1971 at Baltimore Colts L 14–3 9–3–1
60,238
14 December 19, 1971 Green Bay Packers W 27–6 10–3–1
76,812

Game summaries

Week 2

1 234Total
• Dolphins 3 9710 29
Bills 7 070 14

[1]


Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 25, 1971 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–24
45,822
Conference Championship January 2, 1972 Baltimore Colts W 21–0
76,622
Super Bowl VI January 16, 1972 N Dallas Cowboys L 24–3
80,591

Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 10 3 1 .769 315 174
Baltimore Colts 10 4 0 .714 313 140
New England Patriots 6 8 0 .429 238 325
New York Jets 6 8 0 .429 212 299
Buffalo Bills 1 13 0 .071 184 394
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Roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Postseason

AFC Divisional Playoff

Miami Dolphins 27 K.C. Chiefs 24 (20T)

AFC Championship Game

Miami Dolphins 21 Baltimore Colts 0

Super Bowl VI

Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3

Scoring summary

  • Dallas Mike Clark, FG 14 yds (3–0)
  • Dallas L.Alworth, 9 yd pass from Staubach (Mike Clark kick, 10–0)
  • Miami Yeprmeniam, FG 23 yds (10–3)
  • Dallas Duane Thomas, 5 yd run (Mike Clark kick, 17–3)
  • Dallas Mike Ditka, 4 yd pass from Staubach (Mike Clark kick, 24–3)

Awards and honors

Notes and references

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