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The Dolphins are the only current AFC East team that was not a charter member of the division, joining the AFL as an expansion franchise in 1966. The Dolphins never won more than five games in a season under original coach George Wilson, but immediately became an [+]

NFL power when Don Shula was hired in 1970. The Dolphins were a playoff team that season, and a Super Bowl team in 1971 and in 1972. They’d follow up their 1972 success with another Super Bowl triumph in 1973, becoming the first AFC team to win back-to-back titles.

Amazingly, the Dolphins haven’t reached the Super Bowl since 1984. Shula is the only coach in franchise history to take the team to the big game. Shula left the Dolphins in 1995 and in 2016.

After Don Shula departed, the Dolphins tried to follow a similar formula by luring a former NFC Super Bowl-winning coach to South Beach in the form of Jimmy Johnson and for a time, it looked as if it would work.

Johnson and his successor Dave Wannstedt took Miami to five straight playoff appearances from 1997-2001, but the Dolphins could never get to the AFC title game and eventually began to backslide. Miami hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000 and the Dolphins haven’t played in the postseason since 2008, but they’ve suffered five double-digit losing campaigns since 2004, including a franchise-worst 1-15 season in 2007.

Adam Gase will become the 10th coach since Shula and his hoping fortunes change during his reign. 

The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only unbeaten Super Bowl champion, going 17-0, closing out perfection with a 14-7 triumph over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

But did you know that the Dolphins also began their existence with a perfect play? Opening their inaugural AFL campaign in 1966 by playing host to the Oakland Raiders, Joe Auer gathered in the opening kickoff from the Raiders’ Mike Eischeid and rambled all the way for a touchdown.

The Dolphins and the 1967 New Orleans Saints remain the only teams in league history to begin their first game by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown.

Who Does Miami Dolphins Play Next

Find out the betting lines for the next Dolphins game. Make sure to see whether the Dolphins are playing at home or on the road and whether or not its against a division opponent.

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Miami Dolphins Game Schedule

The Miami Dolphins game schedule is listed here and it’s hard to fathom the Dolphins being able to improve much, if at all, on their 6-10 mark they posted during the 2015 season.

 

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August 2016 (3)
Fri 12 Miami Dolphins 27 - 10 New York Giants +130 -135 Odds
Fri 19 Miami Dolphins 14 - 41 Dallas Cowboys +100 +103 Odds
Thu 25 Atlanta Falcons 6 - 17 Miami Dolphins +105 -115 Odds
September 2016 (5)
Thu 1 Tennessee Titans 21 - 10 Miami Dolphins +135 -145 Odds
Sun 11 Miami Dolphins 10 - 12 Seattle Seahawks +420 -476 Odds
Sun 18 Miami Dolphins 24 - 31 Patriots +215 -233 Odds
Sun 25 Cleveland Browns 24 - 30 Miami Dolphins +360 -400 Odds
Thu 29 Miami Dolphins 7 - 22 Bengals +310 -345 Odds
October 2016 (3)
Sun 9 Tennessee Titans 30 - 17 Miami Dolphins +120 -130 Odds
Sun 16 Steelers 15 - 30 Miami Dolphins -313 +285 Odds
Sun 23 Buffalo Bills 25 - 28 Miami Dolphins -135 +120 Odds
November 2016 (4)
Sun 6 New York Jets 23 - 27 Miami Dolphins Odds
Sun 13 Miami Dolphins 31 - 24 Chargers +180 -196 Odds
Sun 20 Miami Dolphins 14 - 10 Los Angeles Rams -105 -105 Odds
Sun 27 49ers 24 - 31 Miami Dolphins +270 -313 Odds
December 2016 (4)
Sun 4 Miami Dolphins 6 - 38 Baltimore Ravens +160 -169 Odds
Sun 11 Cardinals 23 - 26 Miami Dolphins -127 +115 Odds
Sat 17 Miami Dolphins 34 - 13 New York Jets -143 +130 Odds
Sat 24 Miami Dolphins 34 - 31 Buffalo Bills +190 -208 Odds
January 2017 (2)
Sun 1 Patriots 35 - 14 Miami Dolphins -370 +320 Odds
Sun 8 Miami Dolphins 12 - 30 Steelers +505 -556 Odds

Miami Dolphins Standings Today

This is where you will see where the Miami Dolphins are situated in the current AFC East standings. It’s best, to find them more quickly, to start at the bottom and work your way up. [+]

The Dolphins have finished higher than third in the division just twice in the past decade and that includes a trio of last-place finishes, which was where Miami ended up following a 6-10 mark in 2015. Opening on the road against two of the last three Super Bowl winners – the Seahawks and the Patriots – is no way to get the new regime off to a good start.

Miami hasn’t enjoyed a winning road record since going 6-2 away from home in 2010. 

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1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 14 2 441 250 0.875
2 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 13 3 421 306 0.813
3 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 389 311 0.750
4 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 12 4 416 385 0.750
5 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 11 5 540 406 0.688
6 New York Giants New York Giants 16 11 5 310 284 0.688
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 11 5 399 327 0.688
8 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 10 6 432 388 0.625
9 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 10 6 363 380 0.625
10 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 5 354 292 0.625
11 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 9 7 333 297 0.563
12 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 346 358 0.563
13 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 9 7 279 328 0.563
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 9 7 354 369 0.563
15 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 381 378 0.563
16 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 8 8 343 321 0.500
17 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 8 8 411 392 0.500
18 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 8 327 307 0.500
19 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 8 7 396 383 0.500
20 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 7 8 418 362 0.438
21 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 7 9 399 378 0.438
22 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 7 9 469 454 0.438
23 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 7 9 367 331 0.438
24 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 6 10 369 402 0.375
25 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 9 325 315 0.375
26 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 275 409 0.313
27 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 16 5 11 410 423 0.313
28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 4 12 224 394 0.250
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 3 13 279 399 0.188
30 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 3 13 318 400 0.188
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 2 14 309 480 0.125
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 1 15 264 452 0.063

How To Make Money Betting On Miami Dolphins

Certainly they will need significant uptick on offense to make any forward progress. In 2015 the Dolphins ranked 27th in the league in points per game (19.4) 26th in total offense (331.7 yards), 23rd in rushing yardage (93.5) and 19th in passing yardage (238.2).

Miami was one of just one of seven NFL teams that failed to run 1,000 offensive plays from scrimmage. 

When the Dolphins were winning Super Bowls in the 1970s, they were backed by what became known as the no-name defense, a bunch of undistinguished individuals who came together as a group to be most effective stoppers of both the run and the pass, allowing the fewest points in the NFL during their perfect 1972 campaign.

There are some names on Miami’s current defense, most notably defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, owner of a six-year, $114,375,00 contract. What these Dolphins don’t have a handle on is defense.

They finished 28th in rush defense (126.2 yards per game), 21st in pass defense (250.0) and 25th in overall defense (376.2) during the 2015 season, allowing an average of 24.3 points per game. The Dolphins coughed up at least 20 points in 10 of 16 games, five times alllowing more than 30 and once giving up 40.

In their Super Bowl years, the Dolphins had Bob Griese at the helm. When Dan Marino showed up in Miami, he was simply the most productive quarterback the NFL had ever seen. Today, the Dolphins have Ryan Tannehill under center and clearly while he’s the center of attention, Tannehill is often the center of controversy.

On paper it certainly looks good. In 2015 Tannehill became just the fourth QB in NFL history to throw for over 3,000 yards in each of his first four seasons. Selected eighth overall in the 2012 NFL draft, Tannehill was the first quarterback taken in the opening round of the draft by the Dolphins since Marino in 1983. 

While some of his numbers look good, Tannehill grades out in the middle of the pack in terms of QB rating. His analytics are also poor, and there is serious question whether he has the goods to lead a team to success. 

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