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|Stadium:||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Colours:||Aqua, orange & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Larry Csonka, Bob Griese, Paul Warfield, Dwight Stephenson, Zach Thomas, Larry Little, Bob Kuechenberg, Bill Stanfill & Richmond Webb|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||None|
|Rivals:||Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets & Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Legends:||Bob Griese, Earl Morrall, Paul Warfield, Nat Moore, Mark Clayton, Norm Evans, Bruce Hardy, Keith Sims, Jim Mandich & Bruce Hardy|
|Retired Numbers:||12, 13 & 39|
|Super Bowl Championships:||2: 1972 & 1973|
|Conference Championships:||5: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1982 & 1984|
The Miami Dolphins may be undergoing a rebuild as they aim to breed youth and head to the playoffs after a four year hiatus, but how their fans wish they would be back to the glory days. Established in 1966 under Joseph Robbie, the Dolphins didn’t take long to reach the ultimate goal, in fact it took only six years, the fastest to reach that goal by any expansion franchise.
However, their first few years in the American Football League (before they merged with the NFL) were a struggle as coach Geore Wilosn (who coached the team from 1966-1969) led them to a 15-39-2 win-loss-tie record, including ending the Dolphins first season with a 4-10 record.
For most of the 60s, it could be seen as seasons to forget, as they managed to win three games in 1969 and they finished bottom in the AFL Eastern division. However, despite winning three games in Wilson’s last year there were positive signs that they were at least heading in the right direction by bleeding youth into the team.
Ahead of the 1967, 1968 and 1969 seasons Wilosn introduced future Hall of Famers Bob Griese in 1967, Larry Csonka in 1968 and Larry Little in 1969, and soon enough they would be an integral part of Miami Dolphins folklore.
After an underwhelming first few seasons by coach Wilson, the Dolphins decided to act swiftly as they signed Don Shula as coach from 1970 to 1995, and it took only two years before he left his mark for the Dolphins.
The 1972 season is one to be stuck with Miami Dolphins fans for years to come. One of the reasons it is so heavily remembered for is the Dolphins endured a perfect season which included a Super Bowl win when they defeated Washington Commanders 14-7, as they ended their season with a 17-0 win loss record, with safety Jake Scott claiming the Super Bowl MVP.
There was no sign of a hangover the following year either as they went back-to-back as they claimed Super Bowl VIII over the Minnesota VIkings defeating them 24-7, with fullback Larry Csonka claiming the Super Bowl MVP.
The following year left a huge void that the Dolphins needed to fill as numerous star players left the NFL to play in the World Football League, which included Dolphins Csonka and Jim Kiick as well as Paul Warfield.
Since then the Dolphins have never really hit the highs of claiming a Super Bowl however, they did reach the NFL’s biggest game twice since their victory in 1973 as they made it to Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XIX, losing to Washington Commanders and San Francisco 49ers respectively.
They came close a year later but fell at the final hurdle losing the conference championship to the New England Patriots. Throughout much of the 90s and early 2000s the Dolphins were a regular attendee in the postseason as they only managed to miss the playoffs three times.
During that time they only managed to get as far as the division rounds and even some wildcard playoffs, whereas they never got close to another Super Bowl appearance. After enduring one of their worst seasons in 2007 where they managed one win, the Dolphins responded when they won 11 games to make it the playoffs in 2008, ending a seven year postseason drought, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the wildcard playoffs.
Much like the period between 2001 and 2007, the Dolphins had to wait further seven years to make it to their most recent playoff appearance in 2016, where once again they crashed out in the wildcard playoffs losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Dolphins are currently in the midst of a rebuild headlined by quarterback Joseph Rosen who was taken at pick #10 in the 2018 NFL draft as he aims to better the Dolphins and his own development, and hopefully leading the Dolphins to a better season in 2020.
After starting the 2020 season 0-2, the Miami Dolphins improved to 3-3 after seven weeks under the leadership of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Following their Week 7 bye, the 5th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tua Tagovailoa was named as the Dolphins’ starting QB for Week 8. Although he personally did not dominate as he did in college, Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a 6–3 record down the stretch, becoming the fifth rookie quarterback since the 1970 merger to win their first three starts.
Despite their improvements, Miami failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season due to a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills and the Indianapolis Colts’ victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 17. The Dolphins became the first team to miss the playoffs with 10+ wins since the 2015 New York Jets.
The Miami Dolphins had a rough start to 2021 before coming on strong to end the year. They would end up falling short of the playoffs and head coach Brian Flores would end up being fired and suing the franchise.
If you are a fan of the Miami Dolphins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Miami Dolphins have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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Mike McDaniel will be making his National Football League head coaching debut after being hired by the Miami Dolphins following last season. Most recently he was the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. But he has also spent time with the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, and Washington Commanders as well.
He is an experienced coach that has coached at different levels around the league, mostly on the offensive side of the football. He started his career way back in 2005 so he is certainly not some hot young rookie but at the same time he is young enough to have a good understanding of today’s game.
This Miami Dolphins offense got a huge shot in the arm over the off-season when they brought in all-pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs. Combining him with weapons like tight end Mike Gusaki gives quarterback Tua Tagovailoa multiple options to get the football too.
They also have Jaylen Waddle as well and they could potentially create a three headed pass catching monster if all things go right this season. Taking the snaps for them at the running back spot is likely going to be Chase Edmonds or Raheem Mostert, or potentially a combo of both. If everyone remains healthy the Dolphins could potentially have a top 10 offense in the league.
This Miami Dolphins defense also has the potential to be a top unit in the league as they feature some of the best young stars around the league like Xavien Howard. This is already a defense that has led the league in turnovers just two years ago and put up nearly the same numbers last season.
If they could do that for a third year in a row, the Dolphins could find themselves as a playoff team in 2022–23. While they don’t have true bonafide stars at every level of the ball they still have enough pieces that work together well enough to turn this team into a solid unit atop the league.
Last season the Miami Dolphins finished with a record of 9-8 and they are expected to win the same amount of games that they did during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the Miami Dolphins to win around nine of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (+105) which makes them a valuable bet if they can manage to get ten wins, while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (-125) heading into the 2022-23 season. Their odds to win their division are currently (+450), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+2000) at the moment.
Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+4000) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the teams in the middle of the pack in terms of odds to bring home the title this season.
They are currently the favorites in eight of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season as well. Oddsmakers expect the Dolphins to be competitive in all of their games.
It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a stacked conference like the AFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Miami Dolphins being in the middle of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.
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Where do the Miami Dolphins play?
The Miami Dolphins play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium.
Who owns the Miami Dolphins?
Stephen M. Ross owns the Miami Dolphins.
Has the Miami Dolphins won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Miami Dolphins have won two Super Bowls.
Who is the Miami Dolphins coach?
Mike McDaniel is the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
Do the Miami Dolphins play tonight?
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What is the Miami Dolphins record?
The Miami Dolphins finished the 2021 season with a 9-8 record.
Did the Miami Dolphins win last night?
Fans of the Miami Dolphins are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Miami Dolphins worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Miami Dolphins are worth $3.42 billion.
Who do the Miami Dolphins play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Miami Dolphins play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the Miami Dolphins?
You can watch the Miami Dolphins on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on MiamiDolphins.com. You can also stream Dolphins games on the Dolphins app, Yahoo sports app, CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Miami Dolphins make the playoffs this year?
The Miami Dolphins did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 9-8 record, third in the AFC East and eighth in the AFC.
When do the Miami Dolphins play?
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When is the next Miami Dolphins game?
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Where did the Miami Dolphins finish the season?
The Miami Dolphins finished third in the AFC East and eighth in the AFC.
How many games did the Miami Dolphins win?
The Miami Dolphins won 9 games in the 2021 NFL season.
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