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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
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Chiefs) 27–24 (2OT)
Won AFC Championship (Colts) 21–0
Lost Super Bowl VI (Cowboys) 24–3
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
1970 1972

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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

Standings Edit

AFC East
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
Miami Dolphins 1031.769315174
Baltimore Colts 1040.714313140
New England Patriots 680.429238325
New York Jets 680.429212299
Buffalo Bills 1130.071184394
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RosterEdit

PostseasonEdit

AFC Divisional PlayoffEdit

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

AFC Championship GameEdit

Miami Dolphins 21 Baltimore Colts 0

Super Bowl VIEdit

Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3

Scoring summaryEdit

  • 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 honorsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 297

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