1971 Miami Dolphins Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-3-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Don Shula (10-3-1)
Location: Miami, Florida
1971 Miami Dolphins Roster
The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1 ties, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
Miami kept the scoreboard humming with 315 points, while the miserly defensive unit surrendered 174. Larry Csonka ran for a team-best 1,051 yards for the Dolphins.
Bob Griese threw for 2,089 yards. Paul Warfield hauled in 43 passes for 996 yards. Jim Kiick was targeted regularly as well.
Jake Scott picked off 7 errant tosses from the opposition.
Don Shula coached the team. The 1971 Miami Dolphins lost in the Super Bowl.
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Regular Season Points For: 315
Regular Season Points Against: 174
|September 19, 1971||Miami Dolphins 10 at Denver Broncos 10||T||0-0-0||0-0-1||0-0-1|
|September 26, 1971||Miami Dolphins 29 at Buffalo Bills 14||W||0-0-0||1-0-1||1-0-1|
|October 3, 1971||New York Jets 14 at Miami Dolphins 10||L||0-1-0||1-0-1||1-1-1|
|October 10, 1971||Miami Dolphins 23 at Cincinnati Bengals 13||W||0-1-0||2-0-1||2-1-1|
|October 17, 1971||New England Patriots 3 at Miami Dolphins 41||W||1-1-0||2-0-1||3-1-1|
|October 24, 1971||Miami Dolphins 30 at New York Jets 14||W||1-1-0||3-0-1||4-1-1|
|October 31, 1971||Miami Dolphins 20 at Los Angeles Rams 14||W||1-1-0||4-0-1||5-1-1|
|November 7, 1971||Buffalo Bills 0 at Miami Dolphins 34||W||2-1-0||4-0-1||6-1-1|
|November 14, 1971||Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Miami Dolphins 24||W||3-1-0||4-0-1||7-1-1|
|November 21, 1971||Baltimore Colts 14 at Miami Dolphins 17||W||4-1-0||4-0-1||8-1-1|
|November 29, 1971||Chicago Bears 3 at Miami Dolphins 34||W||5-1-0||4-0-1||9-1-1|
|December 5, 1971||Miami Dolphins 13 at New England Patriots 34||L||5-1-0||4-1-1||9-2-1|
|December 11, 1971||Miami Dolphins 3 at Baltimore Colts 14||L||5-1-0||4-2-1||9-3-1|
|December 19, 1971||Green Bay Packers 6 at Miami Dolphins 27||W||6-1-0||4-2-1||10-3-1|
|December 25, 1971||Miami Dolphins 27 at Kansas City Chiefs 24||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2OT||AFC Divisional Playoff|
|January 2, 1972||Baltimore Colts 0 at Miami Dolphins 21||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||AFC Championship|
|January 16, 1972||Dallas Cowboys 24 at Miami Dolphins 3||L||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||Super Bowl 6 New Orleans|