1973 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
12-2-0 3-0 5054 1830 3224 32 284 3949 1682 2267 33 235
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The Miami Dolphins' eighth season was in 1973, and it was the fourth 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 12-2-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Minnesota Vikings 24-7, the team's second championship win. At the end of the season Larry Csonka earned Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and Dick Anderson earned AP Defensive Player of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 San Francisco 49ers 21-13
Week 2 @ Oakland Raiders 7-12
Week 3 New England Patriots 44-23
Week 4 New York Jets 31-3
Week 5 @ Cleveland Browns 17-9
Week 6 Buffalo Bills 27-6
Week 7 @ New England Patriots 30-14
Week 8 @ New York Jets 24-14
Week 9 Baltimore Colts 44-0
Week 10 @ Buffalo Bills 17-0
Week 11 @ Dallas Cowboys 14-7
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers 30-26
Week 13 @ Baltimore Colts 3-16
Week 14 Detroit Lions 34-7


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Cincinnati Bengals 34-16
Conference Championship Oakland Raiders 27-10
Super Bowl vs. Minnesota Vikings 24-7

1973 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Offensive Line Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Offensive Assistant Coach: Bill McPeak Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane