1971 Miami Dolphins

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1971 Miami Dolphins

What was the record of the 1971 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a 10-3-1 record. They went 6-1 at home and 4-2-1 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins went 12-4-1. Their final game was a loss in the Super Bowl to the Dallas Cowboys.

What division did the 1971 Miami Dolphins play in?

The 1971 Miami Dolphins played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1971 Miami Dolphins?

During the regular season, the 1971 Miami Dolphins went 5-3 against their AFC East opponents.

Who won the AFC East in 1971?

The Dolphins won the AFC East in the 1971 season with a 10-3-1 record. The Colts finished with the same record but lost on a tiebreaker. The Patriots finished 4.5 games back with a 6-8 record. The Jets finished 4.5 games back with a 6-8 record. The Bills finished 9.5 games back with a 1-13 record.

What was the 1971 Miami Dolphins record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Buffalo Bills 2-0 100% +49
New England Patriots 1-1 50% +17
New York Jets 1-1 50% +12
Baltimore Colts 1-1 50% -8

What was the 1971 Miami Dolphins record by month?

The 1971 Miami Dolphins had their best month in November, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was December, when they went 1-2 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-0-1 75% +15
October 4-1 80% +66
November 4-0 100% +71
December 1-2 33.3% -11

Did the 1971 Miami Dolphins Win The Super Bowl?

No. While the 1971 Miami Dolphins did play in the Super Bowl, they lost to the Dallas Cowboys.

What was the point differential for the 1971 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a point differential of +141. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Dolphins could have been expected to have about 11.2 wins, or a 11-3 record in the regular season.

How did the 1971 Miami Dolphins perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1971 Miami Dolphins went 3-1-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Dolphins went 2-0-1.

How did the 1971 Miami Dolphins perform in overtime games?

The 1971 Miami Dolphins did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1971 Miami Dolphins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1971 Miami Dolphins was a 8 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1971 Miami Dolphins?

The longest losing streak that the Miami Dolphins had during the 1971 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1971 Miami Dolphins Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 19, 1971 @ Denver Broncos Tie 10 - 10
2 Sun, Sep 26, 1971 @ Buffalo Bills Win 29 - 14
3 Sun, Oct 3, 1971 vs New York Jets Loss 10 - 14
4 Sun, Oct 10, 1971 @ Cincinnati Bengals Win 23 - 13
5 Sun, Oct 17, 1971 vs New England Patriots Win 41 - 3
6 Sun, Oct 24, 1971 @ New York Jets Win 30 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 31, 1971 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 20 - 14
8 Sun, Nov 7, 1971 vs Buffalo Bills Win 34 - 0
9 Sun, Nov 14, 1971 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 24 - 21
10 Sun, Nov 21, 1971 vs Baltimore Colts Win 17 - 14
11 Mon, Nov 29, 1971 vs Chicago Bears Win 34 - 3
12 Sun, Dec 5, 1971 @ New England Patriots Loss 13 - 34
13 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 @ Baltimore Colts Loss 3 - 14
14 Sun, Dec 19, 1971 vs Green Bay Packers Win 27 - 6
Playoffs
Div Divisional Round Sat, Dec 25, 1971 @ Kansas City Chiefs Win 27 - 24 OT
CC Conference Championship Sun, Jan 2, 1972 vs Baltimore Colts Win 21 - 0
SB Super Bowl Sun, Jan 16, 1972 Dallas Cowboys Loss 3 - 24

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