|2015 Miami Dolphins season|
|Owner||Stephen M. Ross|
|Head coach||Joe Philbin (fired on October 5; 1-3 record)|
Dan Campbell (interim; 5-7 record)
|General manager||Dennis Hickey|
|Home field||Sun Life Stadium|
|Division place||4th AFC East|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||Mike Pouncey, C|
Branden Albert, OT
Jarvis Landry, WR
Reshad Jones, SS
Brent Grimes, CB
The 2015 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League and the 50th overall. The Dolphins looked to improve on their 8-8 record from 2014 and return to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. However, Miami failed to clinch a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season after a Week 14 loss to the Giants.
The Dolphins entered 2015 with Joe Philbin as their head coach for a fourth season. After the team started 1-3, Philbin was fired by the Dolphins. Dan Campbell, the team's tight ends coach, served as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season and recorded a 5-7 record.
Highlights from the season include the Dolphins' first-ever victory over the Houston Texans, their first win over the Philadelphia Eagles since 1999, and their first road win over the Washington Redskins since 1984.
|QB||Matt Moore||UFA||Miami Dolphins|
|S||Louis Delmas||UFA||Miami Dolphins|
|DT||Jared Odrick||UFA||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|TE||Charles Clay||UFA||Buffalo Bills|
|S||Jimmy Wilson||UFA||San Diego Chargers|
|LB||Kelvin Sheppard||UFA||Miami Dolphins|
|DE||Derrick Shelby||RFA||Miami Dolphins|
|LB||Jonathan Freeny||RFA||New England Patriots|
|RB||Daniel Thomas||UFA||Chicago Bears|
|S||Michael Thomas||ERFA||Miami Dolphins|
|RB||LaMichael James||UFA||Miami Dolphins|
|S||Jordan Kovacs||ERFA||Miami Dolphins|
|C||Sam Brenner||ERFA||Miami Dolphins|
|4||114||Jamil Douglas||G||Arizona State|
|149||Jay Ajayi||RB||Boise State|
|156||Tony Lippett||CB||Michigan State|
|1||August 13||at Chicago Bears||L 10-27||0-1||Soldier Field||Recap|
|2||August 22||at Carolina Panthers||L 30-31||0-2||Bank of America Stadium||Recap|
|3||August 29||Atlanta Falcons||W 13-9||1-2||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 3||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 17-22||1-3||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|1||September 13||at Washington Redskins||W 17-10||1-0||FedExField||Recap|
|2||September 20||at Jacksonville Jaguars||L 20-23||1-1||EverBank Field||Recap|
|3||September 27||Buffalo Bills||L 14-41||1-2||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|4||October 4||New York Jets||L 14-27||1-3||Wembley Stadium (London, England)||Recap|
|6||October 18||at Tennessee Titans||W 38-10||2-3||Nissan Stadium||Recap|
|7||October 25||Houston Texans||W 44-26||3-3||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|8||October 29||at New England Patriots||L 7-36||3-4||Gillette Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 8||at Buffalo Bills||L 17-33||3-5||Ralph Wilson Stadium||Recap|
|10||November 15||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 20-19||4-5||Lincoln Financial Field||Recap|
|11||November 22||Dallas Cowboys||L 14-24||4-6||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|12||November 29||at New York Jets||L 20-38||4-7||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|13||December 6||Baltimore Ravens||W 15-13||5-7||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|14||December 14||New York Giants||L 24-31||5-8||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|15||December 20||at San Diego Chargers||L 14-30||5-9||Qualcomm Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 27||Indianapolis Colts||L 12-18||5-10||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
|17||January 3||New England Patriots||W 20-10||6-10||Sun Life Stadium||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
With the win, the Dolphins started 1-0 for the second straight year. This was the Dolphins' first road win over the Redskins since their 1984 Super Bowl season.
Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers would kick the game winning 28 yard field goal with under 2 minutes left to give the Jags the win.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 1-1.
With the embarrassing loss, the Dolphins fell to 1-2. This was also the worst home opening defeat in franchise history.
The Dolphins were considered the home team in the season's first International Series game. They lost dropping them to 1-3 heading into their bye week. A day later, Head Coach Joe Philbin was fired following a 24-28 record with no postseason appearances. Tight Ends Coach Dan Campbell was his replacement serving as an Interim head coach.
On a day in which Miami fans traveled well to seemingly outnumber Tennessee fans, the Dolphins would pick up their first win under Dan Campbell.
With the win, Miami improved to 2-3.
The Dolphins thoroughly dominated the first half, scoring 6 touchdowns for a 41-0 halftime lead. With the win, the Miami Dolphins defeated the Houston Texans for the first time in franchise history. This was also the first time since 2003 that the Dolphins scored over 40 points in a game.
The Dolphins travel to New England to take on the undefeated Patriots. The Dolphins looked to end the streak of the Super Bowl champions, but it was too late as Miami struggled offensively and defensively all game.
Cameron Wake left the game with an Achilles tear. The Dolphins later announced that he would miss the rest of the season. He finished the game with two tackles and a sack.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 3-5 and were swept by Buffalo for the first time since 2013.
The Dolphins would trail 16-3 at one point, but they would come back to beat Philadelphia. Near the end of the game, Reshad Jones intercepted Eagles backup quarterback Mark Sanchez to seal the game. This was the Dolphins' first win over the Eagles since 1999.
With the win, Miami improved to 4-5.
Tony Romo would start this game for Dallas, and the Cowboys would snap their 7-game losing streak, while the Dolphins failed to get into any rhythm on offense or defense in the game. The Dolphins were also seeking a home win over the Cowboys for the first time since 1984.
With the tough loss, the Dolphins fell to 4-6.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 4-7.
With the win, Miami kept their slim playoff hopes alive, and improved to 5-7.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 5-8, and were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 7th straight year, a franchise record. They also fell to 0-4 all time against the Giants at home, with 2003 being the last season the Dolphins beat the Giants.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 5-9.
With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 5-10, and with Buffalo defeating Dallas the same day, they were assured last place in their division.
With the stunning win, the Dolphins ended their season at 6-10 and kept the Patriots from clinching home field advantage in the AFC Playoffs.
|New York Jets||10||6||0||.625||3-3||7-5||387||314||L1|
|2[a]||New England Patriots||East||12||4||0||.750||4-2||9-3||.473||.448||L2|
|5||Kansas City Chiefs||West||11||5||0||.688||5-1||10-2||.496||.432||W10|
|Did not qualify for the postseason|
|7[b]||New York Jets||East||10||6||0||.625||3-3||7-5||.441||.388||L1|
|14||San Diego Chargers||West||4||12||0||.250||0-6||3-9||.527||.328||L2|