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The 2016 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 47th season in the National Football League, the 51st overall and the first under head coach Adam Gase. The season saw the Dolphins trying to improve upon their 6–10 record from 2015. After a lackluster 1–4 start, the Dolphins would claim six straight wins, and finish the season on a 9–2 run. With their Week 15 win over the New York Jets, the Dolphins clinched a winning record for the first time since 2008, and clinched a playoff berth the following week after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Denver Broncos, ending their 8-year playoff drought. This made Gase the Dolphins' first rookie coach since Tony Sparano to end a year-long playoff drought and also lead them to a winning record of at least 10 wins. They were also the first AFC East team, other than the New England Patriots, to qualify for the postseason since the 2010 New York Jets. However, they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round, ending their season and not winning a playoff game for the 15th straight year.

2016 Miami Dolphins season
Head coachAdam Gase
General managerChris Grier
OwnerStephen M. Ross
Home fieldHard Rock Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place2nd AFC East
Playoff finishLost AFC Wild Card Playoff (at Steelers) 30–12
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Uniform
Miamidolphins uniforms13.png

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Organizational changesEdit

On January 2, 2016, two-year general manager Dennis Hickey was fired.[1] On January 4, the Dolphins promoted director of college scouting Chris Grier to replace Hickey as the new general manager. Grier has been with the Dolphins for the past sixteen seasons, nine as the director of scouting.[2]

The Dolphins front office, which is made up of owner Stephen Ross, executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum, CEO Tom Garfinkel, vice chairman Matt Higgins and Grier, developed a committee to find a permanent replacement for former head coach Joe Philbin, who was fired and replaced by tight ends coach Dan Campbell on October 5, 2015.[3][4]

The Dolphins conducted interviews with seven candidates. The candidates included former Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, former Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, former Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone, Bills assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and interim head coach Campbell. The Dolphins requested interviews with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia,[5] as well as Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.[6]

Owner Ross expressed interest in New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton; however, on January 6, Payton announced he would remain in New Orleans for another season.[6]

On January 9, Gase was hired as the twelfth head coach in Dolphins history. He was the only candidate to receive a second interview.[7] On January 12, Gase hired Bengals' defensive back coach Vance Joseph as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Matt Burke, who worked with Joseph in Cincinnati, in the same position. Gase also hired Washington Redskins' offensive line assistant Shane Day as tight ends coach, San Francisco 49ers' offensive line coach Chris Foerster in the same position and former NFL wide receiver Shawn Jefferson as the wide receivers coach. Assistant general manager Eric Stokes was promoted to senior personnel executive.[8]

On August 16, 2016, the Dolphins announced the naming rights to their home stadium had been sold to Hard Rock International. The stadium, which was known as Sun Life Stadium in 2015 and was being called "New Miami Stadium" during the $500 million renovations completed during the summer of 2016, will be known as "Hard Rock Stadium."[9]

Roster changesEdit

The Dolphins entered free agency with 11 unrestricted free agents.[10]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2016 team
QB Matt Moore UFA March 15, 2016 Miami Dolphins
RB Lamar Miller UFA March 9, 2016 Houston Texans
C Jacques McClendon UFA March 11, 2016 Miami Dolphins
G Shelley Smith UFA August 13, 2016 Chicago Bears
WR Rishard Matthews UFA March 9, 2016 Tennessee Titans
DE Derrick Shelby UFA March 9, 2016 Atlanta Falcons
DE Olivier Vernon UFA March 9, 2016 New York Giants
LB James-Michael Johnson UFA March 10, 2016 Miami Dolphins
LB Spencer Paysinger UFA March 29, 2016 Miami Dolphins
LB Kelvin Sheppard UFA April 10, 2016 New York Giants
FS Louis Delmas UFA
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent
LEGEND
 –  Light green background indicates a player has been re-signed by the Dolphins.
 –  Light red background indicates a player has departed the Dolphins.

AcquisitionsEdit

The Dolphins first addition of 2016 was the signing of wide receiver/cornerback Tyler Davis on January 4, on a futures contract. Davis became the first German Football League player to be signed by an NFL team.[11]

March 7, 2016 – The Dolphins acquire LB Kiko Alonso and CB Byron Maxwell from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for swapping first round picks (8 and 13).[12]

March 8, 2016 – The Dolphins sign DE Mario Williams on a 2-year, $16 million contract.[13]

March 9, 2016 – The Dolphins sign S Isa Abdul-Quddus on a 3-year, $12.75 million contract.[14]

May 13, 2016 – The Dolphins sign DE Jason Jones on a 1-year, $1.5 million contract.[15]

DeparturesEdit

The Dolphins first departure of 2016 was the waiving of offensive tackle Jason Fox, who had one year remaining on his contract, on January 12.[16]

The Dolphins also released cornerback Brent Grimes and wide receiver Greg Jennings on March 5, 2016 after an uneventful 2015 season.[17][18]

On March 9, the Dolphins lost Olivier Vernon, Lamar Miller, Derrick Shelby, Kelvin Sheppard, and Rishard Matthews to other teams during free agency.

DraftEdit

2016 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 13 Laremy Tunsil OT Ole Miss
2 38 Xavien Howard CB Baylor
3 73 Kenyan Drake RB Alabama
3 86 Leonte Carroo WR Rutgers
6 186 Jakeem Grant WR Texas Tech
6 204 Jordan Lucas CB/S Penn State
7 223 Brandon Doughty QB Western Kentucky
7 231 Thomas Duarte TE UCLA

Notes

  • The team traded its first-round selection to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a first-round selection, cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker Kiko Alonso.[12]
  • The Baltimore Ravens traded its second-round selection to Miami in exchange for Miami's second and fourth-round selections.[19]
  • Miami traded its fifth-round selection to the New England Patriots in exchange for New England's 2 sixth-round selections and a seventh-round selection.[20]
  • The Dolphins acquired an additional seventh-round selection in a trade that sent cornerback Will Davis to the Baltimore Ravens.[21]

StaffEdit

2016 Miami Dolphins staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Head Strength and Conditioning – Dave Puloka
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Jim Arthur
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ted Rath

Final rosterEdit

2016 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
52 Active, 7 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

This was the first preseason since 1999 that the Dolphins did not play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 12 at New York Giants W 27–10 1–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 19 at Dallas Cowboys L 14–41 1–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
3 August 25 Atlanta Falcons W 17–6 2–1 Camping World Stadium (Orlando, Florida) Recap
4 September 1 Tennessee Titans L 10–21 2–2 Hard Rock Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 at Seattle Seahawks L 10–12 0–1 CenturyLink Field Recap
2 September 18 at New England Patriots L 24–31 0–2 Gillette Stadium Recap
3 September 25 Cleveland Browns W 30–24 (OT) 1–2 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
4 September 29 at Cincinnati Bengals L 7–22 1–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
5 October 9 Tennessee Titans L 17–30 1–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
6 October 16 Pittsburgh Steelers W 30–15 2–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
7 October 23 Buffalo Bills W 28–25 3–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 New York Jets W 27–23 4–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
10 November 13 at San Diego Chargers W 31–24 5–4 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Los Angeles Rams W 14–10 6–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
12 November 27 San Francisco 49ers W 31–24 7–4 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
13 December 4 at Baltimore Ravens L 6–38 7–5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 11 Arizona Cardinals W 26–23 8–5 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
15 December 17 at New York Jets W 34–13 9–5 MetLife Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at Buffalo Bills W 34–31 (OT) 10–5 New Era Field Recap
17 January 1 New England Patriots L 14–35 10–6 Hard Rock Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 8, 2017 at Pittsburgh Steelers (3) L 12–30 0–1 Heinz Field Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week One: Miami Dolphins at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 3 0710
Seahawks 3 3 0612

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

The Dolphins opened their 2016 season at Seattle. This game would mark their first visit to Seattle since 2004. In the first quarter, the Dolphins would trail early as Steven Hauschka nailed a 39-yard field goal, giving Seattle a 3–0 lead. Miami would tie the game 3–3 on an Andrew Franks 41-yard field goal. But, the Seahawks would retake the lead on another Hauschka field goal, this time from 38 yards. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, Miami would finally take their first lead on a Ryan Tannehill 2 yard touchdown run, giving Miami a 10–6 lead with 4:08 left. However, Seattle would march down the field and take the lead for good, as Russell Wilson found Doug Baldwin from 2 yards out. With the loss, Miami started their season 0–1.

Week 2: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 3 71424
Patriots 14 10 7031

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

After trailing 31–3 for most of the game, Miami made the game close, but the comeback was short, as the Patriots held on for the win. With the loss, Miami fell to 0–2 for the first time since 2011.

Week 3: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Three: Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Browns 0 13 011024
Dolphins 7 3 77630

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Cleveland kicker Cody Parkey missed three field goals in the game, including a potential game winner with no time left on the clock. After both teams failed on their opening drive of the overtime period, Jay Ajayi capped a three-play, 44-yard drive with an 11-yard run into the end zone to give Miami the win. With that, the Dolphins improved to 1–2.

Week 4: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Four: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 7 0 007
Bengals 10 6 3322

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

The Dolphins wore orange Color Rush uniforms for this game. The Bengals dominated this game from start to finish, forcing two Miami turnovers. With the loss, the Dolphins fell to 1–3.

Week 5: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Five: Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 14 3630
Dolphins 0 14 3017

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

In the first of three games at home before their bye, the Dolphins gave up an early lead to the Tennessee Titans that they failed to overturn, as they fell to 1–4. Tannehill was sacked six times in the game.

Week 6: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Six: Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 8 0 0715
Dolphins 3 13 7730

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), partly sunny
  • Game attendance: 65,351
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Ben Roethlisberger was injured and taken out of the game briefly after throwing two interceptions and tearing his meniscus. The Steelers led 8–3 with less than 10 minutes played in the first quarter, but the Dolphins outscored the Steelers 27–7 for the remainder of the game. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 2–4, and started a six-game winning streak.

Week 7: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 7 7825
Dolphins 3 3 81428

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

The Dolphins trailed 17–6 going into the final minute of the third quarter, but three consecutive touchdowns by the Dolphins gave them a 28–25 win and they improved to 3–4. Running back Jay Ajayi became the first Dolphins running back to rush for over 200 yards in consecutive games since Ricky Williams accomplished the feat in 2002.

Week 9: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Nine: New York Jets at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 10 3 01023
Dolphins 7 7 6727

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,722
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Dolphins had the lead going into the fourth quarter, only for Jalin Marshall to put the Jets ahead with less than six minutes to go; however, Kenyan Drake returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to give the Dolphins the win, and they improved to 4–4. They also defeated the Jets at home for the first time since 2011.

Week 10: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Ten: Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 7 141031
Chargers 0 10 7724

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 85 °F (29 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 55,107
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Dolphins would intercept Philip Rivers four times in the second half. Towards the end of the game, Kiko Alonso returned an interception 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown. With the win, the Dolphins went to 5–4.

Week 11: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Eleven: Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 01414
Rams 7 0 3010

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information

Miami trailed 10–0 with just over four minutes remaining, but touchdown passes from quarterback Ryan Tannehill to Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker put the Dolphins up by four points with 36 seconds left on the clock. The Rams' rookie quarterback Jared Goff attempted a hail mary pass to try and give the Rams the win, but the pass was incomplete, resulting in a 14–10 win for the Dolphins. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 6–4. They also improved to 11–2 all-time against the Rams. It was also the Dolphins' first time meeting with the Los Angeles-based Rams since 1992.

Week 12: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Twelve: San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 7 0 71024
Dolphins 0 14 10731

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Game information

Holding a seven-point lead inside the two-minute warning, the Dolphins stopped 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick just short of the end zone as time expired to claim a 31–24 win. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 7–4.

Week 13: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Thirteen: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 066
Ravens 14 10 01438

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

This loss snapped the Dolphins' six-game winning streak and they fell to 7–5.

Week 14: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Fourteen: Arizona Cardinals at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 6 3 01423
Dolphins 7 7 7526

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 65,750
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

On a wet day in Miami, Andrew Franks kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Dolphins a 26–23 win over the Arizona Cardinals. With the win, the Dolphins went to 8–5. They also snapped their three-game losing streak against the Cardinals. Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending knee injury when he was hit low by Calais Campbell although the injury was diagnosed as a sprain and not a torn ACL as was originally feared.

Week 15: at New York JetsEdit

Week Fifteen: Miami Dolphins at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 13 21034
Jets 7 3 0313

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

With the blowout Saturday night win on the road, the Dolphins improved to 9–5, their first winning season since 2008. Matt Moore was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his four-touchdown performance.

Week 16: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Sixteen: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Dolphins 7 7 143334
Bills 0 7 1410031

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,690
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

Miami needed a 56-yard field goal by Andrew Franks to force overtime, and the combination of a missed Dan Carpenter FG attempt by Buffalo and a 57-yard run by Jay Ajayi set Franks up to make the game-winning kick. This clinched Miami's first 10-win season since 2008, and after the Christmas Day win by Kansas City over Denver, it also led to Miami's first playoff berth in eight years.

Week 17: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Seventeen: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 14 6 7835
Dolphins 0 7 7014

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 66,163
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the loss, Miami ended their season 10–6 and finished as the 6th seed in the AFC.

PostseasonEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: at (#3) Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#6) Miami Dolphins at (#3) Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 3 0612
Steelers 14 6 10030

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) New England Patriots 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 441 250 W7
(6) Miami Dolphins 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 363 380 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 399 378 L2
New York Jets 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 275 409 W1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 New England Patriots East 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 .439 .424 W7
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3 .508 .479 W2
3 Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 .494 .423 W7
4[b] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .502 .427 L1
Wild Cards
5[a] Oakland Raiders West 12 4 0 .750 3–3 9–3 .504 .443 L1
6 Miami Dolphins East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .455 .341 L1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .465 .458 W1
8[c] Denver Broncos West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .549 .455 W1
9[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .498 .363 L2
10[d] Indianapolis Colts South 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .492 .406 W1
11 Buffalo Bills East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 .482 .339 L2
12 Cincinnati Bengals North 6 9 1 .406 3–3 5–7 .521 .333 W1
13[e] New York Jets East 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .518 .313 W1
14[e] San Diego Chargers West 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .543 .513 L5
15 Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 2–4 2–10 .527 .417 L1
16 Cleveland Browns North 1 15 0 .063 0–6 1–11 .549 .313 L1
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City clinched the AFC West division over Oakland based on head-to-head sweep.
  2. ^ a b Houston clinched the AFC South division title over Tennessee based on record vs. division opponents.
  3. ^ a b Tennessee finished ahead of Denver based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Indianapolis based on record vs. conference opponents.
  5. ^ a b The New York Jets finished ahead of San Diego based record vs. common opponents — the Jets' cumulative record against Cleveland, Indianapolis,
    Kansas City and Miami was 1–4, while San Diego's cumulative record against the same four teams was 0–5.
  6. ^ 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

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