1971 Miami Dolphins Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
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 Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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