1968 Miami Dolphins season

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1968 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachGeorge Wilson
Home fieldMiami Orange Bowl
Results
Record5–8–1
Division place3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone

The 1968 Miami Dolphins season was the team's third in the American Football League (AFL). The team improved on their 4–10 record from 1967, finishing the season 5–8–1 and moving one place up in the AFL Eastern Division. In week 6, the Dolphins tied the Buffalo Bills, 14–14, the first tie in Dolphins history. The team was probably best known as being the first team to lose as the home team to the Cincinnati Bengals, as their week 11 loss to the Bengals turned out to be the Bengals' only road win during their 1968 season.

Offseason[edit]

Common draft[edit]

1968 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Larry Csonka *   Running back Syracuse
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1968 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Roster[edit]

1968 Miami Dolphins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Game
Recap
1 Bye
2 September 14 Houston Oilers L 10–24 0–1 Miami Orange Bowl
38,097
Recap
3 September 21 Oakland Raiders L 21–47 0–2 Miami Orange Bowl
28,751
Recap
4 September 28 Kansas City Chiefs L 3–48 0–3 Miami Orange Bowl
27,732
Recap
5 October 6 at Houston Oilers W 24–7 1–3 Astrodome
35,424
Recap
6 October 12 Buffalo Bills T 14–14 1–3–1 Miami Orange Bowl
28,559
Recap
7 October 20 at Cincinnati Bengals W 24–22 2–3–1 Nippert Stadium
25,076
Recap
8 October 27 at Denver Broncos L 14–21 2–4–1 Mile High Stadium
43,411
Recap
9 November 3 at San Diego Chargers L 28–34 2–5–1 San Diego Stadium
31,686
Recap
10 November 10 at Buffalo Bills W 21–17 3–5–1 War Memorial Stadium
28,399
Recap
11 November 17 Cincinnati Bengals L 21–38 3–6–1 Miami Orange Bowl
30,304
Recap
12 November 24 at Boston Patriots W 34–10 4–6–1 Fenway Park
13,646
Recap
13 December 1 at New York Jets L 17–35 4–7–1 Shea Stadium
60,207
Recap
14 December 8 Boston Patriots W 38–7 5–7–1 Miami Orange Bowl
24,242
Recap
15 December 15 New York Jets L 7–31 5–8–1 Miami Orange Bowl
31,302
Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Standings[edit]

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
New York Jets 11 3 0 .786 7–1 419 280 W4
Houston Oilers 7 7 0 .500 5–3 303 248 W2
Miami Dolphins 5 8 1 .385 4–3–1 276 355 L1
Boston Patriots 4 10 0 .286 2–6 229 406 L2
Buffalo Bills 1 12 1 .077 1–6–1 199 367 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Miami Dolphins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2014.

External links[edit]