1974 Miami Dolphins Season
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1974 Miami Dolphins Season

1974 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachDon Shula
Home fieldMiami Orange Bowl
Results
Record11-3
Division place1st AFC East
Playoff finishLost AFC Divisional Playoff (at Raiders) 26-28

The 1974 Miami Dolphins season was the team's ninth, and fifth in the National Football League (NFL). The team entered the 1974 season as two-time defending Super Bowl champions. With a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, the Dolphins finished first in the NFL's American Football Conference East Division. In the playoffs, the Raiders beat the Dolphins in AFC Divisional Playoff Game in the famous "Sea of Hands" game.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1974 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Don Reese  Defensive tackle Jackson State
2 38 Andre Tillman  Tight end Texas Tech
2 47 Benny Malone  Running back Arizona State
2 52 Jeris White  Defensive back Hawaii
3 78 Nat Moore *  Wide receiver Florida
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel

Staff

Roster

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Dolphins points Opponents Record Attendance
1 Sep 15 at New England Patriots Loss 24 34 0-1
55,006
2 Sep 22 at Buffalo Bills Win 24 16 1-1
80,020
3 Sep 29 at San Diego Chargers Win 28 21 2-1
44,706
4 Oct 7 New York Jets Win 21 17 3-1
60,727
5 Oct 13 at Washington Redskins Loss 17 20 3-2
54,395
6 Oct 20 Kansas City Chiefs Win 9 3 4-2
67,779
7 Oct 27 Baltimore Colts Win 17 7 5-2
65,868
8 Nov 3 Atlanta Falcons Win 42 7 6-2
64,399
9 Nov 10 at New Orleans Saints Win 21 0 7-2
74,289
10 Nov 17 Buffalo Bills Win 35 28 8-2
69,313
11 Nov 24 at New York Jets Loss 14 17 8-3
57,162
12 Dec 2 Cincinnati Bengals Win 24 3 9-3
71,962
13 Dec 8 at Baltimore Colts Win 17 16 10-3
34,420
14 Dec 15 New England Patriots Win 34 27 11-3
56,920

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Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 11 3 0 .786 6-2 9-2 327 216 W3
Buffalo Bills 9 5 0 .643 5-3 7-4 264 244 L2
New England Patriots 7 7 0 .500 4-4 4-7 348 289 L3
New York Jets 7 7 0 .500 4-4 5-6 279 300 W6
Baltimore Colts 2 12 0 .143 1-7 1-10 190 329 L4

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Playoff

References

  1. ^ "1974 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1974-mia

External links


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