1981 Miami Dolphins

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Record Outcome

1981 Miami Dolphins

What was the record of the 1981 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a 11-4-1 record. They went 6-1-1 at home and 5-3 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Miami Dolphins went 11-5-1. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the San Diego Chargers.

What division did the 1981 Miami Dolphins play in?

The 1981 Miami Dolphins played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1981 Miami Dolphins?

During the regular season, the 1981 Miami Dolphins went 5-2-1 against their AFC East opponents.

Who won the AFC East in 1981?

The Dolphins won the AFC East in the 1981 season with a 11-4-1 record. The Jets finished 1 game back with a 10-5-1 record. The Bills finished 1.5 games back with a 10-6 record. The Colts finished 9.5 games back with a 2-14 record. The Patriots finished 9.5 games back with a 2-14 record.

What was the 1981 Miami Dolphins record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Baltimore Colts 2-0 100% +20
New England Patriots 2-0 100% +13
Buffalo Bills 1-1 50% 0
New York Jets 0-1-1 25% -1

What was the 1981 Miami Dolphins record by month?

The 1981 Miami Dolphins had their best month in September, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was October, when they went 1-2-1 and had a 37.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 4-0 100% +42
October 1-2-1 37.5% -8
November 3-2 60% +6
December 3-0 100% +30

Did the 1981 Miami Dolphins make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Miami Dolphins made the Playoffs in 1981. They lost their only game against the San Diego Chargers in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1981 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a point differential of +70. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Dolphins could have been expected to have about 10.1 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 Miami Dolphins perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1981 Miami Dolphins went 5-2-1. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Dolphins went 4-2-1.

How did the 1981 Miami Dolphins perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1981 Miami Dolphins went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 Miami Dolphins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 Miami Dolphins was a 4 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 Miami Dolphins?

The longest losing streak that the Miami Dolphins had during the 1981 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1981 Miami Dolphins Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 6, 1981 @ St. Louis Cardinals Win 20 - 7
2 Thu, Sep 10, 1981 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 30 - 10
3 Sun, Sep 20, 1981 @ Houston Oilers Win 16 - 10
4 Sun, Sep 27, 1981 @ Baltimore Colts Win 31 - 28
5 Sun, Oct 4, 1981 vs New York Jets Tie 28 - 28 OT
6 Mon, Oct 12, 1981 @ Buffalo Bills Loss 21 - 31
7 Sun, Oct 18, 1981 vs Washington Redskins Win 13 - 10
8 Sun, Oct 25, 1981 @ Dallas Cowboys Loss 27 - 28
9 Sun, Nov 1, 1981 vs Baltimore Colts Win 27 - 10
10 Sun, Nov 8, 1981 @ New England Patriots Win 30 - 27 OT
11 Sun, Nov 15, 1981 vs Oakland Raiders Loss 17 - 33
12 Sun, Nov 22, 1981 @ New York Jets Loss 15 - 16
13 Mon, Nov 30, 1981 vs Philadelphia Eagles Win 13 - 10
14 Sun, Dec 6, 1981 vs New England Patriots Win 24 - 14
15 Sun, Dec 13, 1981 @ Kansas City Chiefs Win 17 - 7
16 Sat, Dec 19, 1981 vs Buffalo Bills Win 16 - 6
Playoffs
Div Divisional Round Sat, Jan 2, 1982 vs San Diego Chargers Loss 38 - 41 OT

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