Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins


7 - 4
record
1489
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #2
The Dolphins will fall in their division.
AFC
NFL #6/16
IronRank #11/16
AFC East
NFL #2/4
IronRank #3/4

Dolphins Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Seattle Seahawks at Seahawks LOSS 12-10 LOSS
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
New England Patriots at Patriots LOSS 31-24 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Cleveland Browns vs Browns WIN 30-24 WIN
Week 4
Thursday, Sep 29
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals LOSS 22-7 LOSS
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
Tennessee Titans vs Titans WIN 17-30 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Steelers LOSS 30-15 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Buffalo Bills vs Bills LOSS 28-25 WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
New York Jets vs Jets WIN 27-23 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
San Diego Chargers at Chargers LOSS 24-31 WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Los Angeles Rams at Rams LOSS 10-14 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
San Francisco 49ers vs 49ers WIN 31-24 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
Baltimore Ravens at Ravens LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Arizona Cardinals vs Cardinals WIN
Week 15
Saturday, Dec 17
New York Jets at Jets LOSS
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Buffalo Bills at Bills LOSS
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#3
div. rank
#11
conf. rank
8-8-0
record

Dolphins OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Dolphins compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#15 Dolphins
5.4
AFC
6.4
Great passing by the Dolphins:
387 yds Sep 18, 2016 at Patriots
342 yds Jan 3, 2016 vs Patriots
279 yds Dec 27, 2015 vs Colts

rushing

#5 Dolphins
6.9
AFC
6.5
Great rushing by the Dolphins:
137 yds Nov 6, 2016 vs Jets
256 yds Oct 23, 2016 vs Bills
115 yds Sep 25, 2016 vs Browns

red zone performance

#10 Dolphins
6.1
AFC
6.6
Great red zone performance by the Dolphins:
67% Sep 18, 2016 at Patriots
67% Nov 29, 2015 at Jets
100% Nov 22, 2015 vs Cowboys

scoring points

#10 Dolphins
6.9
AFC
7.0
High points scored by the Dolphins:
31 pts Nov 13, 2016 at Chargers
30 pts Oct 16, 2016 vs Steelers
20 pts Jan 3, 2016 vs Patriots

Dolphins Stats

How the Dolphins compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
216
yds/game
#28
of 32
Rushing Offense
116
yds/game
#6
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
53
%
#19
of 32
Fumbles Caused
15
fum
#16
of 32
Interceptions
10
int
#10
of 32
Sacks
25
sacks
#15
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The Miami Dolphins are a member of the NFL’s American Football Conference. The team began play in 1966 as a member of the American Football League. The franchise was founded by attorney Joe Robbie and comedian Danny Thomas. Along with the Atlanta Falcons who also joined the AFL in 1966, the Dolphins were the only other pro football team in the deep south of the U.S at the time.

 Joe Robbie decided to have a fan contest to name the team once the franchise had been granted by the AFL. The name Dolphins was eventually selected from twelve finalists.

The Dolphins became a charter member of the NFL in 1970 when the AFL and NFL merged to form one league. The Dolphins quickly became a dominant team once joining the new league. They appeared in the 1971 Super Bowl, but lost the match to the Dallas Cowboys. However, the 1972 campaign would see the club win all fourteen regular season games and go on to win the Super Bowl. This gave the team a perfect mark of 17 to 0 for the 1972 season making them the first NFL team to go undefeated for an entire year.  

The Dolphins would repeat as Super Bowl Champions the next year, making them the first franchise to win back to back titles. They were also the first team to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls. The football club also made Super Bowl appearances in both 1982 and 1984, but lost on both occasions.

Beginning in 1983, the Dolphins would be led by Dan Marino at quarterback. Marino would go on to become one of the NFL’s most prolific passers in history. Marino set many NFL records during his career but was not able to win a championship for the club. During the 1986 season, the Dolphins began play at Joe Robbie Stadium, which replaced the Miami Orange Bowl as the Dolphins home stadium. The Orange Bowl had been the team’s home since 1966. Joe Robbie Stadium has since undergone several name changes and is now known as Sun Life Stadium.

Another notable personality in Dolphins history is Don Shula, who was the team’s head coach from 1970 until 1995. Shula helped lead the Dolphins to their two consecutive Super Bowl wins in ’72 and ’73. He would go on to compile more wins than any other coach in NFL history, before stepping down in 1995.

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