1986 Miami Dolphins

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1986 Miami Dolphins

What was the record of the 1986 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a 8-8 record. They went 4-4 at home and 4-4 on the road.

What division did the 1986 Miami Dolphins play in?

The 1986 Miami Dolphins played in the East Division of the American Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1986 Miami Dolphins?

During the regular season, the 1986 Miami Dolphins went 5-3 against their AFC East opponents.

What was the 1986 Miami Dolphins record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Indianapolis Colts 2-0 100% +24
Buffalo Bills 2-0 100% +23
New York Jets 1-1 50% +36
New England Patriots 0-2 0% -34

What was the 1986 Miami Dolphins record by month?

The 1986 Miami Dolphins had their best month in December, when they went 2-1 and had a 66.7% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -23
October 2-2 50% -12
November 3-2 60% +57
December 2-1 66.7% +3

Did the 1986 Miami Dolphins make the Playoffs?

No, the Dolphins didn't make the Playoffs in 1986.

What was the point differential for the 1986 Miami Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with a point differential of +25. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Dolphins could have been expected to have about 8.6 wins, or a 9-7 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986 Miami Dolphins perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1986 Miami Dolphins went 3-4. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Dolphins went 1-2.

How did the 1986 Miami Dolphins perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1986 Miami Dolphins went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986 Miami Dolphins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986 Miami Dolphins was a 2 game winning streak on 3 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986 Miami Dolphins?

The longest losing streak that the Miami Dolphins had during the 1986 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1986 Miami Dolphins Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 7, 1986 @ San Diego Chargers Loss 28 - 50
2 Sun, Sep 14, 1986 vs Indianapolis Colts Win 30 - 10
3 Sun, Sep 21, 1986 @ New York Jets Loss 45 - 51 OT
4 Sun, Sep 28, 1986 vs San Francisco 49ers Loss 16 - 31
5 Sun, Oct 5, 1986 @ New England Patriots Loss 7 - 34
6 Sun, Oct 12, 1986 vs Buffalo Bills Win 27 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 19, 1986 vs Los Angeles Raiders Loss 28 - 30
8 Sun, Oct 26, 1986 @ Indianapolis Colts Win 17 - 13
9 Sun, Nov 2, 1986 vs Houston Oilers Win 28 - 7
10 Mon, Nov 10, 1986 @ Cleveland Browns Loss 16 - 26
11 Sun, Nov 16, 1986 @ Buffalo Bills Win 34 - 24
12 Mon, Nov 24, 1986 vs New York Jets Win 45 - 3
13 Sun, Nov 30, 1986 vs Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 - 20
14 Sun, Dec 7, 1986 @ New Orleans Saints Win 31 - 27
15 Sun, Dec 14, 1986 @ Los Angeles Rams Win 37 - 31 OT
16 Mon, Dec 22, 1986 vs New England Patriots Loss 27 - 34

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