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The 1987 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 22nd as a member of the National Football League (NFL). The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8–8, losing one fewer game.[1] Despite the improvement the team failed to reach the playoffs. This was also the first season the Dolphins played their home games at Joe Robbie Stadium.

1987 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachDon Shula
Home fieldJoe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record8–7
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1987 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 John Bosa  Defensive End Boston College
2 43 Rick Graf  Linebacker Wisconsin
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1987 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Don Shula
  • Assistant Head Coach – David Shula

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Mike Westhoff

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Junior Wade

RosterEdit

1987 Miami Dolphins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at New England Patriots L 28–21
54,642
2 September 20, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–10
57,524
September 27, 1987 New York Giants canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–20
19,448
4 October 11, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs W 42–0
25,867
5 October 18, 1987 at New York Jets L 37–31
18,249
6 October 25, 1987 Buffalo Bills L 34–31
61,295
7 November 1, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–24
52,578
8 November 8, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–14
53,840
9 November 15, 1987 Indianapolis Colts L 40–21
65,433
10 November 22, 1987 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–14
56,519
11 November 29, 1987 at Buffalo Bills L 27–0
68,055
12 December 7, 1987 New York Jets W 37–28
62,592
13 December 13, 1987 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–10
63,841
14 December 20, 1987 Washington Redskins W 23–21
65,715
15 December 28, 1987 New England Patriots L 24–10
61,192

Season summaryEdit

Week 14Edit

1 234Total
Redskins 0 777 21
• Dolphins 0 9014 23
  • Date: December 20
  • Location: Joe Robbie Stadium
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 65,715
  • Game weather: 74°F; wind 15

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StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Indianapolis Colts(3) 9 6 0 .600 5–3 8–6 300 238 W2
New England Patriots 8 7 0 .533 6–2 8–4 320 293 W3
Miami Dolphins 8 7 0 .533 2–6 5–7 362 335 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 8 0 .467 4–4 6–6 270 305 L2
New York Jets 6 9 0 .400 3–5 6–5 334 360 L4

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