1978 Miami Dolphins Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Don Shula (11-5)
Location: Miami, Florida
1978 Miami Dolphins Statistics
1978 Miami Dolphins Roster

The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Dolphins piled up points with 372 points, and the solid defensive unit surrendered 254. Delvin Williams ran for a team-best 1,258 yards for Miami.

Bob Griese tossed for 1,791 yards. Nat Moore paced all receivers, hauling in 48 passes, while Duriel Harris accumulated 654 receiving yards.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 53 turnovers, topping in the league. Tim Foley seized 6 opponent throws.

Don Shula coached the team. The 1978 Miami Dolphins lost in the Wild Card.

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Regular Season Points For: 372
Regular Season Points Against: 254

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 3, 1978 Miami Dolphins 20 at New York Jets 33 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 10, 1978 Miami Dolphins 42 at Baltimore Colts 0 W 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
September 17, 1978 Buffalo Bills 24 at Miami Dolphins 31 W 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
September 24, 1978 Miami Dolphins 3 at Philadelphia Eagles 17 L 1-0-0 1-2-0 2-2-0
October 1, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals 10 at Miami Dolphins 24 W 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 9, 1978 Cincinnati Bengals 0 at Miami Dolphins 21 W 3-0-0 1-2-0 4-2-0
October 15, 1978 Miami Dolphins 28 at San Diego Chargers 21 W 3-0-0 2-2-0 5-2-0
October 22, 1978 Miami Dolphins 24 at New England Patriots 33 L 3-0-0 2-3-0 5-3-0
October 29, 1978 Baltimore Colts 8 at Miami Dolphins 26 W 4-0-0 2-3-0 6-3-0
November 5, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 16 at Miami Dolphins 23 W 5-0-0 2-3-0 7-3-0
November 12, 1978 Miami Dolphins 25 at Buffalo Bills 24 W 5-0-0 3-3-0 8-3-0
November 20, 1978 Miami Dolphins 30 at Houston Oilers 35 L 5-0-0 3-4-0 8-4-0
November 26, 1978 New York Jets 24 at Miami Dolphins 13 L 5-1-0 3-4-0 8-5-0
December 3, 1978 Miami Dolphins 16 at Washington Redskins 0 W 5-1-0 4-4-0 9-5-0
December 10, 1978 Oakland Raiders 6 at Miami Dolphins 23 W 6-1-0 4-4-0 10-5-0
December 18, 1978 New England Patriots 3 at Miami Dolphins 23 W 7-1-0 4-4-0 11-5-0
December 24, 1978 Houston Oilers 17 at Miami Dolphins 9 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 AFC Wild Card Playoff


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