Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 3 to 17

Sunday, December 28, 1997, Wild Card Round

The Dolphins began their playoff run on the road against the Patriots on Sunday, December 28, 1997. The Patriots won, 17-3 and advanced to play Pittsburgh Steelers. The Dolphins finished their season 9-7-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Miami Dolphins offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
162 120 42 3 10

Coaches

Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson Assistant Head Coach: Larry Beightol Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Larry Beightol Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Rich McGeorge Running Backs Coach: Kippy Brown Tight Ends Coach: Pat Jones Defensive Line Coach: Cary Godette Linebackers Coach: George Hill Secondary Coach: Mel Phillips Defensive Nickel Package Coach: Bill Lewis Special Teams Coach: Mike Westhoff Kicking Coach: Doug Blevins Defensive Staff Assistant: Joel Collier Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Gamble Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brad Roll Director of Player Development: John Gamble Assistant Athletic Trainer: Troy Maurer


New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
228 120 108 0 15

Coaches

Head Coach: Pete Carroll Assistant Head Coach: Carl Smith Offensive Coordinator: Larry Kennan Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell Quarterbacks Coach: Carl Smith Wide Receivers Coach: Steve Walters Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Kirby Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Jeff Davidson Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton, Andre Patterson Linebackers Coach: Mark "Bo" Pelini Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Ron Lynn Defensive Assistant Coach: Andre Patterson Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft