1979 Miami Dolphins schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 0-1 5199 2987 2212 39 313 4818 2957 1861 41 265
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The Miami Dolphins' fourteenth season was in 1979, and it was the tenth season Don Shula served as the head coach of the team. The Dolphins played their home games at Miami Orange Bowl. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-14. At the end of the season, Larry Csonka was awarded with the Comeback Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Buffalo Bills 9-7
Week 2 Seattle Seahawks 19-10
Week 3 @ Minnesota Vikings 27-12
Week 4 Chicago Bears 31-16
Week 5 @ New York Jets 27-33
Week 6 @ Oakland Raiders 3-13
Week 7 Buffalo Bills 17-7
Week 8 @ New England Patriots 13-28
Week 9 Green Bay Packers 27-7
Week 10 Houston Oilers 6-9
Week 11 Baltimore Colts 19-0
Week 12 @ Cleveland Browns 24-30
Week 13 @ Baltimore Colts 28-24
Week 14 New England Patriots 39-24
Week 15 @ Detroit Lions 28-10
Week 16 New York Jets 24-27


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14-34

1979 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Offensive Run Game Coordinator: John Sandusky 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