1986 Miami Dolphins Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Coach: Don Shula (8-8)
Location: Miami, Florida
1986 Miami Dolphins Statistics
1986 Miami Dolphins Roster

The Miami Dolphins of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference.

On offense, the Dolphins led the league with 430 points. Meanwhile, the leaky defense yielded 405 points. Dan Marino triggered the aerial attack, passing for 4,746 yards. Mark Duper paced all receivers, hauling in 67 passes for 1,313 yards. Lorenzo Hampton, Mark Clayton and Bruce Hardy each contributed to the receiving game also.

Lorenzo Hampton ran for a team-best 830 yards.

Donovan Rose, Glenn Blackwood, William Judson and Don McNeal each picked off 2 opponent throws. Mark Brown topped pass rushers with 5 sacks.

Don Shula coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 430
Regular Season Points Against: 405

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 7, 1986 Miami Dolphins 28 at San Diego Chargers 50 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 14, 1986 Indianapolis Colts 10 at Miami Dolphins 30 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
September 21, 1986 Miami Dolphins 45 at New York Jets 51 L 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 OT
September 28, 1986 San Francisco 49ers 31 at Miami Dolphins 16 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
October 5, 1986 Miami Dolphins 7 at New England Patriots 34 L 1-1-0 0-3-0 1-4-0
October 12, 1986 Buffalo Bills 14 at Miami Dolphins 27 W 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-4-0
October 19, 1986 Los Angeles Raiders 30 at Miami Dolphins 28 L 2-2-0 0-3-0 2-5-0
October 26, 1986 Miami Dolphins 17 at Indianapolis Colts 13 W 2-2-0 1-3-0 3-5-0
November 2, 1986 Houston Oilers 7 at Miami Dolphins 28 W 3-2-0 1-3-0 4-5-0
November 10, 1986 Miami Dolphins 16 at Cleveland Browns 26 L 3-2-0 1-4-0 4-6-0
November 16, 1986 Miami Dolphins 34 at Buffalo Bills 24 W 3-2-0 2-4-0 5-6-0
November 24, 1986 New York Jets 3 at Miami Dolphins 45 W 4-2-0 2-4-0 6-6-0
November 30, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Miami Dolphins 14 L 4-3-0 2-4-0 6-7-0
December 7, 1986 Miami Dolphins 31 at New Orleans Saints 27 W 4-3-0 3-4-0 7-7-0
December 14, 1986 Miami Dolphins 37 at Los Angeles Rams 31 W 4-3-0 4-4-0 8-7-0 OT
December 22, 1986 New England Patriots 34 at Miami Dolphins 27 L 4-4-0 4-4-0 8-8-0


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