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

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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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

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]