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1995 Miami Dolphins season

 

1995 Miami Dolphins season

1995 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Joe Robbie Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Wild Card Game
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1994      1996 >

Offseason

NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
25 Miami Dolphins Billy Milner Tackle Houston

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 New York Jets W 52–14
71,317
2 September 10, 1995 at New England Patriots W 20–3
60,239
3 September 18, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–10
72,874
4 Bye
5 October 1, 1995 at Cincinnati Bengals W 26–23
52,671
6 October 8, 1995 Indianapolis Colts L 27–24
68,471
7 October 15, 1995 at New Orleans Saints L 33–30
55,628
8 October 22, 1995 at New York Jets L 17–16
67,228
9 October 29, 1995 Buffalo Bills W 23–6
71,060
10 November 6, 1995 at San Diego Chargers W 24–14
61,966
11 November 12, 1995 New England Patriots L 34–17
70,399
12 November 20, 1995 San Francisco 49ers L 44–20
73,080
13 November 26, 1995 at Indianapolis Colts L 36–28
60,414
14 December 3, 1995 Atlanta Falcons W 21–20
63,395
15 December 11, 1995 Kansas City Chiefs W 13–6
70,321
16 December 17, 1995 at Buffalo Bills L 23–20
79,531
17 December 24, 1995 at St. Louis Rams W 41–22
63,876

Standings

AFC East
W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 10 6 0 .625 350 335
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563 331 316
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 .563 398 332
New England Patriots 6 10 0 .375 294 377
New York Jets 3 13 0 .188 233 384

Playoffs

AFC Wild Card Game

Buffalo Bills 37, Miami Dolphins 22
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 02222
Bills 10 14 31037

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Although Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino completed 33 out of 64 passes for 422 yards, he threw three interceptions amid two touchdowns. The Bills jumped to a 27–0 lead going into the fourth quarter, and rushed for an NFL playoff record 341 yards.

Don Shula's retirement

Don Shula retired at the end of the 1995 season ending one of the greatest coaching legacies in NFL history. He set numerous records during his 33 seasons as a head coach. He is first in most games coached (526), most consecutive seasons coached (33), greatest number of games won (347) and Super Bowl Appearances – six, appearing once with the 1968 Baltimore Colts and five times with the Miami Dolphins. Shula had a 2–4 record in his six Super Bowl appearances. Mr Shula is the first and to date the only head coach to lead a National Football League franchise to a perfect season, the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who finished with a perfect 14-0 win-loss record in the regular season and 3-0 in the postseason for a perfect 17-0, a 1.000 winning percentage.

Awards and honors

  • Dan Marino, AFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Dan Marino, All-Pro Selection

Notes and references

  • Miami Dolphins on Pro Football Reference
  • Miami Dolphins on jt-sw.com

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