1976 Miami Dolphins season
Head Coach Don Shula
Home Field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 6–8
Place 3rd AFC East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1975 1977

The 1976 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 11th as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins failed to improve on their previous season's output of 10–4, winning only six games.[1] One of these wins came over their new in-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – who proceeded to lose all 14 games that year.

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13 at Buffalo Bills W 30–21
77,683
2 September 19 at New England Patriots L 30–14
46,053
3 September 26 New York Jets W 16–0
49,754
4 October 3 Los Angeles Rams L 31–28
60,753
5 October 10 at Baltimore Colts L 28–14
58,832
6 October 17 Kansas City Chiefs L 20–17
43,325
7 October 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–20
61,437
8 October 31 New England Patriots W 10–3
52,863
9 November 7 at New York Jets W 27–7
53,344
10 November 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–3
48,945
11 November 22 Baltimore Colts L 17–16
62,104
12 November 28 at Cleveland Browns L 17–13
74,715
13 December 5 Buffalo Bills W 45–27
43,475
14 December 11 Minnesota Vikings L 29–7
46,543

Standings[edit | edit source]

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New England Patriots 11 3 0 .786 376 236 W-6
Baltimore Colts 11 3 0 .786 417 246 W-1
Miami Dolphins 6 8 0 .429 263 264 L-1
New York Jets 3 11 0 .214 169 383 L-4
Buffalo Bills 2 12 0 .143 245 363 L-10

References[edit | edit source]

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