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1985 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field Miami Orange Bowl
Results
Record 12-4
Place 1st AFC East
Playoff finish Lost AFC Championship Game
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1984 1986

Contents

Offseason

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NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
27 Miami Dolphins Lorenzo Hampton Running Back Florida

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 8, 1985 at Houston Oilers L 26-23
2 September 15, 1985 Indianapolis Colts W 30-13
3 September 22, 1985 Kansas City Chiefs W 31-0
4 September 29, 1985 at Denver Broncos W 30-26
5 October 6, 1985 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24-20
6 October 14, 1985 at New York Jets L 23-7
7 October 20, 1985 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 41-38
8 October 27, 1985 at Detroit Lions L 31-21
9 November 3, 1985 at New England Patriots L 17-13
10 November 10, 1985 New York Jets W 21-17
11 November 17, 1985 at Indianapolis Colts W 34-20
12 November 24, 1985 at Buffalo Bills W 23-14
13 December 2, 1985 Chicago Bears W 38-24
14 December 8, 1985 at Green Bay Packers W 34-24
15 December 16, 1985 New England Patriots W 30-27
16 December 22, 1985 Buffalo Bills W 28-0

Monday Night Game vs. Chicago

Miami finished 12-4 in 1985 and, in an epic Monday Night Football showdown on December 2, 1985, handed the previously-undefeated Chicago Bears their only defeat of the season. Several members of the 1972 Dolphins were in attendance at the game.

After rallying from a 21-3 third quarter deficit in the divisional playoffs to beat the Cleveland Browns 24-21, many people were looking forward to a rematch with Chicago in Super Bowl XX. The Cinderella New England Patriots, the Dolphins' opponents in the AFC Championship, had different plans. New England forced six turnovers on the way to a 31-14 win - the Patriots' first in Miami since 1966. The Patriots has lost 18 games in a row at the Orange Bowl. In 1969, the Boston Patriots had beaten the Dolphins at Tampa Stadium.

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Standings

AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Miami Dolphins 12 4 0 .750 428 320
New York Jets 11 5 0 .688 393 264
New England Patriots 11 5 0 .688 362 290
Indianapolis Colts 5 11 0 .313 320 386
Buffalo Bills 2 14 0 .125 200 381

Player stats

Passing

Player Att Comp Yds TD INT Rating
Dan Marino 567 336 4137 30 21 84.1

Playoffs

AFC Divisional Playoff

  • Miami Dolphins 24, Cleveland Browns 21
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 7 7 0 21
Dolphins 3 0 14 7 24

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

AFC Championship Game

  • New England Patriots 31, Miami Dolphins 14
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 3 14 7 7 31
Dolphins 0 7 0 7 14

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

In an upset, the Patriots converted 6 Dolphins turnovers into 24 points.

Awards and honors

  • Dan Marino, AFC Pro Bowl Selection
  • Mark Duper, Franchise Record, Most Receiving Yards in One Game, 217 yards on November 10.[1]

Notes and references

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 60
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Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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