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2014 Miami Dolphins season

The 2014 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 45th season in the National Football League, the 49th overall and the third under head coach Joe Philbin. The team had a new general manager for the first time since 2007 after Jeff Ireland was fired on January 7, 2014.[1] The Dolphins equaled their 8–8 record from 2013 and missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season.

2014 Miami Dolphins season
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Head coachJoe Philbin
General managerDennis Hickey
OwnerStephen Ross
Home fieldSun Life Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd AFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersBrent Grimes, CB
Mike Pouncey, OG
Cameron Wake, DE
Uniform
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2014 draftEdit

2014 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 19 Ja'Wuan James Offensive tackle Tennessee
2 63 Jarvis Landry Wide receiver LSU
3 67 Billy Turner Offensive tackle North Dakota State
4 125 Walt Aikens Cornerback Liberty
5 155 Arthur Lynch Tight end Georgia
171 Jordan Tripp Linebacker Montana
6 190 Matt Hazel Wide receiver Coastal Carolina
7 234 Terrence Fede Defensive end Marist

Draft trades

  • The Dolphins traded their original second-round selection (No. 50 overall) to the San Diego Chargers in exchange for the Chargers' second- and fourth-round selections — Nos. 57 and 125 overall. The Dolphins later traded the No. 57 selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' second- (No. 63 overall) and fifth- (No. 171 overall) round selections.
  • The Dolphins traded their original third- (No. 81 overall) and fourth- (No. 116 overall) round selections to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' third-round selection (No. 67 overall).

StaffEdit

2014 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2014 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
53 Active, 14 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–16 0–1 Georgia Dome Recap
2 August 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–14 1–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 August 23 Dallas Cowboys W 25–20 2–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 August 28 St. Louis Rams W 14–13 3–1 Sun Life Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 New England Patriots W 33–20 1–0 Sun Life Stadium Recap
2 September 14 at Buffalo Bills L 10–29 1–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 September 21 Kansas City Chiefs L 15–34 1–2 Sun Life Stadium Recap
4 September 28 at Oakland Raiders W 38–14 2–2 Wembley Stadium
(London, England)
Recap
5 Bye
6 October 12 Green Bay Packers L 24–27 2–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
7 October 19 at Chicago Bears W 27–14 3–3 Soldier Field Recap
8 October 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–13 4–3 EverBank Field Recap
9 November 2 San Diego Chargers W 37–0 5–3 Sun Life Stadium Recap
10 November 9 at Detroit Lions L 16–20 5–4 Ford Field Recap
11 November 13 Buffalo Bills W 22–9 6–4 Sun Life Stadium Recap
12 November 23 at Denver Broncos L 36–39 6–5 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
13 December 1 at New York Jets W 16–13 7–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
14 December 7 Baltimore Ravens L 13–28 7–6 Sun Life Stadium Recap
15 December 14 at New England Patriots L 13–41 7–7 Gillette Stadium Recap
16 December 21 Minnesota Vikings W 37–35 8–7 Sun Life Stadium Recap
17 December 28 New York Jets L 24–37 8–8 Sun Life Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week One: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 10 10 0020
Dolphins 7 3 131033

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 2: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 10010
Bills 6 3 14629

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

Week 3: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Three: Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 14 71334
Dolphins 0 3 12015

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 4: at Oakland RaidersEdit

NFL International Series
Week Four: Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 21 14038
Raiders 7 0 0714

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information

Week 6: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Six: Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 7 3 71027
Dolphins 3 0 71424

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 7: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Seven: Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 7 7 7627
Bears 0 0 7714

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,413
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 8: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Eight: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 10 14327
Jaguars 0 3 3713

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 9: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Nine: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 0 000
Dolphins 7 13 17037

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 2
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,222
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 10: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 3 10316
Lions 10 0 01020

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 63,179
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Eleven: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 3 309
Dolphins 3 0 91022

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Week 12: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Twelve: Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 7 14 7836
Broncos 3 14 02239

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: 39 °F (4 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,987
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at New York JetsEdit

Week Thirteen: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 3 31016
Jets 7 3 3013

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 14: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Fourteen: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 7 71428
Dolphins 10 0 0313

at SunLife Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,244
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Fifteen: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 10 0013
Patriots 7 7 24341

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 16: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Sixteen: Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 7 10 01835
Dolphins 0 7 72337

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

The game's overtime ended when defensive end Terrence Fede blocked a punt to the endzone for a safety.[2] Despite the win, the Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention after the Steelers beat the Chiefs on the same day.

Week 17: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Seventeen: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 7 7 101337
Dolphins 3 14 7024

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,220
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New England Patriots 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 L1
Buffalo Bills 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 W1
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 L1
New York Jets 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 W1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .514 .487 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 .521 .484 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 .451 .486 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 .479 .372 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 .498 .425 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 .475 .378 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 .447 .299 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 .512 .500 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .512 .403 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 .516 .486 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 .512 .406 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 .479 .371 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 .543 .375 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 .514 .313 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 .570 .542 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 .506 .375 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hanzus, Dan (January 7, 2014). "Jeff Ireland, Miami Dolphins mutually part ways". National Football League. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.thephinsider.com/2014/12/23/7441961/5-thoughts-on-miami-dolphins-thrilling-37-35-victory-over-minnesota
  3. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

External linksEdit