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The 1999 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 34th campaign, and 30th in the National Football League. It was the final season for Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. Although they made the second wild card spot with a 9–7 record, and managed to upset the Seattle Seahawks 20-17 in the Wild Card Game, they were humiliated and decimated by the Jacksonville Jaguars 7–62 in the Divisional round, the most lopsided playoff game of the Super Bowl era.

1999 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachJimmy Johnson
Home fieldPro Player Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 20–17
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Jaguars) 7–62
Pro Bowlers3

The Dolphins reached the midway point of the 1999 season with a 7–1 record, but in the second half of the year, the team struggled, finishing only 2–6, and backing their way into the playoffs with the AFC's last wild-card slot.[1]

Contents

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
39 Miami Dolphins James Johnson Running Back Mississippi State

RosterEdit

1999 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

Schedule[2]Edit

Week Date Opponent Result Record TV Attendance
1 September 13, 1999 at Denver Broncos W 38–21 1-0 ABC
75,623
2 September 19, 1999 Arizona Cardinals W 19–16 2-0 FOX
73,618
3 Bye
4 October 4, 1999 Buffalo Bills L 23–18 2-1 ABC
74,073
5 October 10, 1999 at Indianapolis Colts W 34–31 3-1 CBS
56,810
6 October 17, 1999 at New England Patriots W 31–30 4-1 CBS
60,006
7 October 24, 1999 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13 5-1 FOX
73,975
8 October 31, 1999 at Oakland Raiders W 16–9 6-1 CBS
61,556
9 November 7, 1999 Tennessee Titans W 17–0 7-1 ESPN
74,109
10 November 14, 1999 at Buffalo Bills L 23–3 7-2 CBS
72,810
11 November 21, 1999 New England Patriots W 27–17 8-2 CBS
74,295
12 November 25, 1999 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–0 8-3 CBS
64,328
13 December 5, 1999 Indianapolis Colts L 37–34 8-4 CBS
74,096
14 December 12, 1999 at New York Jets L 28–20 8-5 CBS
78,246
15 December 19, 1999 San Diego Chargers W 12–9 9-5 CBS
73,765
16 December 27, 1999 New York Jets L 38–31 9-6 ABC
74,230
17 January 2, 2000 at Washington Redskins L 21–10 9-7 CBS
78,106

StandingsEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Indianapolis Colts 13 3 0 .813 423 333 L1
(5) Buffalo Bills 11 5 0 .688 320 229 W3
(6) Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 326 336 L2
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 308 309 W4
New England Patriots 8 8 0 .500 299 284 W1

PlayoffsEdit

AFC Wild Card GameEdit

AFC: Miami Dolphins 20, Seattle Seahawks 17Edit

1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 0 10720
Seahawks 7 3 7017

at The Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Seahawks played host to their first playoff game since the 1984 Season. The Seahawks were dominated by the Dolphins defense, who held them to only 171 yards, with just 32 in the second half, and sacked Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna six times, three by Trace Armstrong. Although Seattle jumped out to a 17–10 lead in the 3rd quarter, the Dolphins would rally back behind quarterback Dan Marino, who threw for 196 yards and a touchdown, leading his team to their first road playoff win since 1972 in what ultimately proved to be the final game played at The Kingdome (the Seahawks moved into Husky Stadium for the 2000 season) and the final win of Marino's career.

AFC Divisional Playoff GameEdit

AFC: Jacksonville Jaguars 62, Miami Dolphins 7Edit

1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 7 007
Jaguars 24 17 14762

at ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

The Jacksonville Jaguars shredded their in-state rivals the Dolphins with 520 total offensive yards in what became Miami quarterback Dan Marino's last game in the NFL and the most lopsided postseason contest since the Chicago Bears defeated the Redskins 73–0 in the 1940 NFL championship game. Their defense forced seven turnovers and held the Dolphins to 131 total yards. Marino was held to just 11 of 25 completions for 95 yards and 1 touchdown, with 2 interceptions and a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in his final game. Marino retired shortly after the season ended.

This was also Jimmy Johnson's final game as an NFL head coach; Johnson resigned the day after the game.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Got the playoff seed by virtue of a tie-breaker with the 9–7 Kansas City Chiefs.
  2. ^ "Miami Dolphins 1999 Regular Season Schedule - NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 9 December 2017.