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1993 Miami Dolphins season

1993 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1992      1994 >

The 1993 Miami Dolphins' season was the 28th for the franchise and 24th in the NFL. The season was marked by Don Shula becoming the winningest coach in NFL history, passing George Halas against the Philadelphia Eagles. Also, during the Week 5 game against Cleveland, quarterback Dan Marino ruptured his Achilles' tendon and was lost for the remainder of the season. Quarterback Scott Mitchell filled in for Marino, and was Player of the Month for October 1993. Mitchell, too, became injured, leaving the team in the hands of Doug Pederson and NFL veteran Steve DeBerg.

Rookie running back Terry Kirby led the team with 75 pass receptions, and free-agent acquisition Irving Fryar caught 64 passes for 1,010 yards.[1]

The Dolphins had a record of 9-2 on Thanksgiving Day, but lost their final five games of the season, missing the playoffs altogether.


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 25 O.J. McDuffie Wide Receiver Penn State



Regular season

On November 14, Don Shula became the winningest head coach in NFL history by winning his 325th game. The Dolphins beat the Philadelphia Eagles.[3]


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 at Indianapolis Colts W 24–20
2 September 12, 1993 New York Jets L 24–14
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 at Buffalo Bills W 22–13
5 October 4, 1993 Washington Redskins W 17–10
6 October 10, 1993 at Cleveland Browns W 24–14
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 Indianapolis Colts W 41–27
9 October 31, 1993 Kansas City Chiefs W 30–10
10 November 7, 1993 at New York Jets L 27–10
11 November 14, 1993 at Philadelphia Eagles W 19–14
12 November 21, 1993 New England Patriots W 17–13
13 November 25, 1993 at Dallas Cowboys W 16–14
14 December 5, 1993 New York Giants L 19–14
15 December 13, 1993 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–20
16 December 19, 1993 Buffalo Bills L 47–34
17 December 27, 1993 at San Diego Chargers L 45–20
18 January 2, 1994 at New England Patriots L 33–27


AFC East
Buffalo Bills 12 4 0 .750 329 242
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 349 351
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 270 247
New England Patriots 5 11 0 .313 238 286
Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 189 378


  • Miami Dolphins on Pro Football Reference

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