1997 Miami Dolphins Season
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1997 Miami Dolphins Season

1997 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachJimmy Johnson
Results
Record9-7
Division place2nd AFC East
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (at Patriots) 3-17
Pro BowlersNone

The 1997 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 32nd overall and 28th as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8-8, winning nine games.[1] Seven of the team's sixteen games were decided by a field goal or less. This was also the season where the Dolphins released a new logo and new uniforms with a darker aqua and dark navy drop shadow in numbers. The uniforms and logo lasted until the 2012 season. During Week 3, the Dolphins were defeated by the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers for the first time in franchise history. This could be argued as the most cursed of all Dolphins seasons because it offered a turn around where the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 3 times in the 1997 season, sweeping the Dolphins. This season saw the Patriots return three Marino interceptions for touchdowns in Foxboro (two of them in the 2nd quarter of the week 13 matchup, and one in the Wild Card matchup where the Patriots defeated Miami 17-3.) The Wild Card loss came less than a week after the Dolphins lost to the Patriots 14-12 on Monday Night Football in Miami for the AFC East division title.

Offseason

NFL Draft

1997 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Yatil Green  Wide Receiver Miami
2 44 Sam Madison *  Cornerback Louisville
3 73 Jason Taylor * +  Defensive end Akron
3 92 Derrick Rodgers  Linebacker Arizona State
3 93 Ronnie Ward  Linebacker Kansas
3 96 Brent Smith  Tackle Mississippi State
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(ET) TV Announcers Attendance Record
1 August 31, 1997 Indianapolis Colts W 16-10 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones & Bob Trumpy
70,813
1-0
2 September 7, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 16-13 (OT) NBC 1:00pm Don Criqui & Jim Mora
64,439
2-0
3 September 14, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 23-18 NBC 1:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
60,075
2-1
4 September 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31-21 TNT 8:00pm Verne Lundquist & Pat Haden
73,314
2-2
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs W 17-14 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones, Randy Cross & Bob Trumpy
71,794
3-2
7 October 12, 1997 at New York Jets W 31-20 NBC 1:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
75,601
4-2
8 October 19, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens W 24-13 NBC 4:00pm Don Criqui & Jim Mora
64,354
5-2
9 October 27, 1997 Chicago Bears L 36-33 ABC 9:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
73,156
5-3
10 November 2, 1997 at Buffalo Bills L 9-6 NBC 1:00pm Dan Hicks, Paul Maguire & Jim Kelly
78,011
5-4
11 November 9, 1997 New York Jets W 24-17 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones, Randy Cross & Bob Trumpy
73,809
6-4
12 November 17, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 30-13 ABC 9:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
74,155
7-4
13 November 23, 1997 at New England Patriots L 27-24 NBC 1:00pm Tom Hammond & Randy Cross
59,002
7-5
14 November 30, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 34-16 NBC 4:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
50,569
8-5
15 December 7, 1997 Detroit Lions W 33-30 ESPN 8:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
72,266
9-5
16 December 14, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts L 41-0 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones & Bob Trumpy
61,282
9-6
17 December 22, 1997 New England Patriots L 14-12 ABC 9:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
74,379
9-7

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 28, 1997 at New England Patriots L 17-3
60,041

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W1
(6) Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L1

References


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