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The 1997 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 32nd as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8–8, winning nine games.[1] Seven of the team's sixteen games were decided by a field goal or less. This was also the season where the Dolphins released a new logo and new uniforms with a darker aqua and black drop shadow in numbers. The uniforms and logo lasted until the 2012 season.

1997 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachJimmy Johnson
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd AFC East
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (Patriots) 3-17

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

1997 Miami Dolphins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 15 Yatil Green  Wide Receiver Miami
2 44 Sam Madison *  Cornerback Louisville
3 73 Jason Taylor *   Defensive end Akron
3 92 Derrick Rodgers  Linebacker Arizona State
3 93 Ronnie Ward  Linebacker Kansas
3 96 Brent Smith  Tackle Mississippi State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

1997 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

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(ET) TV Announcers Attendance
1 August 31, 1997 Indianapolis Colts W 16–10 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones & Bob Trumpy
70,813
2 September 7, 1997 Tennessee Oilers W 16–13 NBC 1:00pm Don Criqui & Jim Mora
64,439
3 September 14, 1997 at Green Bay Packers L 23–18 NBC 1:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
60,075
4 September 21, 1997 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–21 TNT 8:00pm Verne Lundquist & Pat Haden
73,314
5 Bye
6 October 5, 1997 Kansas City Chiefs W 17–14 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones, Randy Cross & Bob Trumpy
71,794
7 October 12, 1997 at New York Jets W 31–20 NBC 1:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
75,601
8 October 19, 1997 at Baltimore Ravens W 24–13 NBC 4:00pm Don Criqui & Jim Mora
64,354
9 October 27, 1997 Chicago Bears L 36–33 ABC 9:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
73,156
10 November 2, 1997 at Buffalo Bills L 9–6 NBC 1:00pm Dan Hicks, Paul Maguire & Jim Kelly
78,011
11 November 9, 1997 New York Jets W 24–17 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones,

Randy Cross & Bob Trumpy

73,809
12 November 17, 1997 Buffalo Bills W 30–13 ABC 9:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
74,155
13 November 23, 1997 at New England Patriots L 27–24 NBC 1:00pm Tom Hammond & Randy Cross
59,002
14 November 30, 1997 at Oakland Raiders W 34–16 NBC 4:00pm Dick Enberg, Paul Maguire & Phil Simms
50,569
15 December 7, 1997 Detroit Lions W 33–30 ESPN 8:00pm Mike Patrick & Joe Theismann
72,266
16 December 14, 1997 at Indianapolis Colts L 41–0 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones & Bob Trumpy
61,282
17 December 22, 1997 New England Patriots L 14–12 ABC 9:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
74,379

PlayoffsEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card December 28, 1997 at New England Patriots L 17–3
60,041

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) New England Patriots 10 6 0 .625 369 289 W1
(6) Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 339 327 L2
New York Jets 9 7 0 .563 348 287 L1
Buffalo Bills 6 10 0 .375 255 367 L3
Indianapolis Colts 3 13 0 .188 313 401 L1

ReferencesEdit