1978 Miami Dolphins

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1978 Miami Dolphins

What was the record of the 1978 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a 11-5 record. They went 7-1 at home and 4-4 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins went 11-6. Their final game was a loss in the Wild Card Round to the Houston Oilers.

What division did the 1978 Miami Dolphins play in?

The 1978 Miami Dolphins played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1978 Miami Dolphins?

During the regular season, the 1978 Miami Dolphins went 5-3 against their AFC East opponents.

What was the 1978 Miami Dolphins record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 2-0 100% +60
Buffalo Bills 2-0 100% +8
New England Patriots 1-1 50% +11
New York Jets 0-2 0% -24

What was the 1978 Miami Dolphins record by month?

The 1978 Miami Dolphins had their best month in December, when they went 3-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was November, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 2-2 50% +22
October 4-1 80% +51
November 2-2 50% -8
December 3-0 100% +53

Did the 1978 Miami Dolphins make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Miami Dolphins made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only game against the Houston Oilers in the Wild Card Round.

What was the point differential for the 1978 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a point differential of +118. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Dolphins could have been expected to have about 11.4 wins, or a 11-5 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978 Miami Dolphins perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1978 Miami Dolphins went 4-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Dolphins went 1-0.

How did the 1978 Miami Dolphins perform in overtime games?

The 1978 Miami Dolphins did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978 Miami Dolphins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978 Miami Dolphins was a 3 game winning streak on 3 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978 Miami Dolphins?

The longest losing streak that the Miami Dolphins had during the 1978 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1978 Miami Dolphins Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 3, 1978 @ New York Jets Loss 20 - 33
2 Sun, Sep 10, 1978 @ Baltimore Colts Win 42 - 0
3 Sun, Sep 17, 1978 vs Buffalo Bills Win 31 - 24
4 Sun, Sep 24, 1978 @ Philadelphia Eagles Loss 3 - 17
5 Sun, Oct 1, 1978 vs St. Louis Cardinals Win 24 - 10
6 Mon, Oct 9, 1978 vs Cincinnati Bengals Win 21 - 0
7 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 @ San Diego Chargers Win 28 - 21
8 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 @ New England Patriots Loss 24 - 33
9 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 vs Baltimore Colts Win 26 - 8
10 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 vs Dallas Cowboys Win 23 - 16
11 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 @ Buffalo Bills Win 25 - 24
12 Mon, Nov 20, 1978 @ Houston Oilers Loss 30 - 35
13 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 vs New York Jets Loss 13 - 24
14 Sun, Dec 3, 1978 @ Washington Redskins Win 16 - 0
15 Sun, Dec 10, 1978 vs Oakland Raiders Win 23 - 6
16 Mon, Dec 18, 1978 vs New England Patriots Win 23 - 3
Playoffs
WC Wild Card Round Sun, Dec 24, 1978 vs Houston Oilers Loss 9 - 17

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