- Super Bowl Championships: 2
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 8
- Claim to Fame: The Dolphins are the only team to win a Super Bowl with a perfect record (14-0 in 1972)
- Claim to Shame: The Dolphins have missed the playoffs 14 times in the past 16 years.
As the ninth member of the American Football League, the Miami Dolphins began play in 1966. They jumped out of the gates when RB Joe Auer returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in their first game, but came back to earth in losing that game and finishing their first season at 3-11.
After a few trying years, the Dolphins quickly turned things around. By the time new head coach Don Shula came on board in 1970, Miami was ready to be a contender and finished 10-4.
From 1970-74 their combined record was 65-15-1. They made the playoffs each year, competed for the Super Bowl in three of them, and won Super Bowl 7 and Super Bowl 8. During that time they also completed a perfect season in 1972.
After their second championship, the Fins would remain competitive despite several stars defecting to the rival World Football League.
It wasn’t until the 1980’s when Miami would make their next appearances in the league’s title game, finishing as runners-up in the 1982 and 1984 seasons. From 1983-1999 they were lead by Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino who currently sits fifth all-time in NFL passing yards with 61,361.
The 2017 and 2018 seasons were trying years for Dolphins’ fans as the team finished 6-10 and 7-9. That led to the ouster of longtime starter Ryan Tannehill, who was replaced by veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and second-year QB Josh Rosen from Arizona.
The 2019 season is going to be another long one for the rebuilding franchise. The hope is that their young players, like Rosen and Minkah Fitzpatrick, make strides in their development with a view to being competitive in the 2020 season and beyond. The playoffs are not a realistic goal in Brian Flores’ first season as head coach.
|Passing YPG Allowed||20||251.6|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||31||150.8|
|Walt Aikens||Hip||probable||Aikens has a hip injury, but he is expected to play Sunday against the Colts. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Chase Allen||Undisclosed||IR||Allen has landed on injured reserve with an undefined ailment. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Evan Boehm||Hip||questionable||Boehm is dealing with a hip injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Colts on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|James Crawford||Knee||IR||Crawford has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, and it is uncertain when he will be activated. Lasted Updated: 09/26/2019|
|Julie'n Davenport||Knee||IR||Davenport is on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list due to a hyperextended knee and a small crack in his tibia. It is uncertain if he will be ready to return for Sunday's matchup against the Colts. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Davon Godchaux||Shoulder||questionable||Godchaux is nursing a shoulder injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available Sunday against the Colts. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Xavien Howard||Knee||IR||Howard is on injured reserve with a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Mike Hull||Knee||IR||Hull has been designated for the PUP list due to a knee injury and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season. Lasted Updated: 08/05/2019|
|Danny Isidora||Foot||IR||Isidorahas been designated for the injured reserve list with a right foot injury. A timetable for return has yet to be established. Lasted Updated: 09/25/2019|
|Reshad Jones||Chest||questionable||Jones missed the last game with a chest injury, and it is unknown if he will return to face the Colts on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Daniel Kilgore||Knee||questionable||Kilgore has missed the last three games while dealing with a knee injury, and it remains to be seen if he will suit up against the Colts on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Jonathan Ledbetter||Ankle||IR||Ledbetter has landed on injured reserve due to a knee injury, and it is unknown when he will be activated. Lasted Updated: 09/12/2019|
|Ricardo Louis||Knee||IR||Louis has been designated for injured reserve due to a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 05/19/2019|
|Avery Moss||Ankle||questionable||Moss has missed the last three games with a right ankle injury. It is unknown if he will partake in Sunday's contest against the Colts. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Kendrick Norton||Arm||IR||Norton is on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list after having his arm amputated. Lasted Updated: 07/22/2019|
|Aqib Talib||Ribs||IR||Talib has been designated for the injured reserve list due to injured ribs, and he is without a timetable for recovery. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Cordrea Tankersley||Knee||IR||Tankersley is recovering from a torn right ACL and is on the PUP list for the remainder of the season. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Andrew Van Ginkel||Foot||IR||Van Ginkel has wound up on the injured reserve list with a foot injury. A timetable to return has yet to be established. Lasted Updated: 09/06/2019|
|Mark Walton||Suspension||out||Walton has been handed a four-game suspension for violating the league's conduct and substance abuse policy. He is likely to be reinstated in time for Week 14 against the Jets. Lasted Updated: 11/04/2019|
|Ken Webster||Ankle||doubtful||Webster missed the last game with a left ankle injury, and he is unlikely to face the Colts on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Christian Wilkins||Toe||questionable||Wilkins is bothered by a toe injury, and it is undetermined if he will line up against the Colts on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Preston Williams||Knee||IR||Williams has been sent to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL in his right knee. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Jonathan Woodard||Undisclosed||IR||Woodard has reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers with an unspecified injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|