Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers 14 to 34

Sunday, December 30, 1979, Divisional Round

The Dolphins began their playoff run on the road against the Steelers on Sunday, December 30, 1979. The Steelers won, 34-14 and advanced to play Houston Oilers. The Dolphins finished their season 10-6-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Miami Dolphins offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
249 224 25 2 16

Coaches

Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Running Game Coordinator: John Sandusky Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Quarterbacks Coach: Dan Henning Wide Receivers Coach: Dan Henning Offensive Line Coach: John Sandusky Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Linebackers Coach: Steve Crosby Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Special Teams Coach: Steve Crosby, Carl Taseff Punting Coach: Tom Keane


Pittsburgh Steelers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
379 220 159 3 27

Coaches

Head Coach: Chuck Noll Assistant Head Coach: George J. Perles Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer Wide Receivers Coach: Tom Moore Offensive Line Coach: Rollie Dotsch Offensive Assistant Coach: John Spezzaferro Offensive Backfield Coach: Dick Hoak Defensive Backfield Coach: Dick Walker Strength Coach: Lou Riecke Flexibility Coach: Paul Uram