1983 Miami Dolphins Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Don Shula (12-4)
Location: Miami, Florida
1983 Miami Dolphins Statistics
1983 Miami Dolphins Roster

The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Dolphins allowed 250 points, lowest in the league. Miami ran up 389 points. Dan Marino tossed for 2,210 yards. Tony Nathan hauled in 52 passes, while Mark Duper accumulated 1,003 receiving yards. Nat Moore was targeted regularly as well.

Andra Franklin carried the ball for a team-best 746 yards, and Tony Nathan also contributed to the rushing attack.

William Judson intercepted 6 opponent throws. Doug Betters topped the defensive unit with 16 quarterback sacks, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 49 sacks.

Don Shula coached the team. The 1983 Miami Dolphins lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 389
Regular Season Points Against: 250

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 4, 1983 Miami Dolphins 12 at Buffalo Bills 0 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
September 11, 1983 New England Patriots 24 at Miami Dolphins 34 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 19, 1983 Miami Dolphins 14 at Los Angeles Raiders 27 L 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
September 25, 1983 Kansas City Chiefs 6 at Miami Dolphins 14 W 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
October 2, 1983 Miami Dolphins 7 at New Orleans Saints 17 L 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 9, 1983 Buffalo Bills 38 at Miami Dolphins 35 L 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0 OT
October 16, 1983 Miami Dolphins 32 at New York Jets 14 W 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
October 23, 1983 Miami Dolphins 21 at Baltimore Colts 7 W 2-1-0 3-2-0 5-3-0
October 30, 1983 St. Louis Cardinals 14 at Miami Dolphins 30 W 3-1-0 3-2-0 6-3-0
November 6, 1983 Miami Dolphins 20 at San Francisco 49ers 17 W 3-1-0 4-2-0 7-3-0
November 13, 1983 Miami Dolphins 6 at New England Patriots 17 L 3-1-0 4-3-0 7-4-0
November 20, 1983 Baltimore Colts 0 at Miami Dolphins 37 W 4-1-0 4-3-0 8-4-0
November 28, 1983 Cincinnati Bengals 14 at Miami Dolphins 38 W 5-1-0 4-3-0 9-4-0
December 4, 1983 Miami Dolphins 24 at Houston Oilers 17 W 5-1-0 5-3-0 10-4-0
December 10, 1983 Atlanta Falcons 24 at Miami Dolphins 31 W 6-1-0 5-3-0 11-4-0
December 16, 1983 New York Jets 14 at Miami Dolphins 34 W 7-1-0 5-3-0 12-4-0
December 31, 1983 Seattle Seahawks 27 at Miami Dolphins 20 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 AFC Divisional Playoff


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