1978 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
11-5-0 0-0 5044 2587 2457 35 284 5624 3198 2426 54 321
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The Miami Dolphins' thirteenth season was in 1978, and it was the ninth season Don Shula served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Houston Oilers 17-9.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ New York Jets 20-33
Week 2 @ Baltimore Colts 42-0
Week 3 Buffalo Bills 31-24
Week 4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 3-17
Week 5 St. Louis Cardinals 24-10
Week 6 Cincinnati Bengals 21-0
Week 7 @ San Diego Chargers 28-21
Week 8 @ New England Patriots 24-33
Week 9 Baltimore Colts 26-8
Week 10 Dallas Cowboys 23-16
Week 11 @ Buffalo Bills 25-24
Week 12 @ Houston Oilers 30-35
Week 13 New York Jets 13-24
Week 14 @ Washington Redskins 16-0
Week 15 Oakland Raiders 23-6
Week 16 New England Patriots 23-3

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Houston Oilers 9-17

Coaches

Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Running Game Coordinator: John Sandusky Passing Game Coordinator: Howard Schnellenberger Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Wide Receivers Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Line Coach: John Sandusky Offensive Assistant Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Special Teams Coach: Carl Taseff Punting Coach: Tom Keane Scout: Steve Crosby