1972 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
14-0-0 3-0 5875 2340 3535 33 339 4058 2076 1982 56 230
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The Miami Dolphins' seventh season was in 1972, and it was the third 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 14-0-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Washington Redskins 14-7, the team's first championship win. At the end of the season Don Shula earned Coach of the Year; Earl Morrall earned Comeback Player of the Year; and Jake Scott earned Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20-10
Week 2 Houston Oilers 34-13
Week 3 @ Minnesota Vikings 16-14
Week 4 @ New York Jets 27-17
Week 5 San Diego Chargers 24-10
Week 6 Buffalo Bills 24-23
Week 7 @ Baltimore Colts 23-0
Week 8 @ Buffalo Bills 30-16
Week 9 New England Patriots 52-0
Week 10 New York Jets 28-24
Week 11 St. Louis Cardinals 31-10
Week 12 @ New England Patriots 37-21
Week 13 @ New York Giants 23-13
Week 14 Baltimore Colts 16-0


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Cleveland Browns 20-14
Conference Championship @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17
Super Bowl vs. Washington Redskins 14-7

1972 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Don Shula Wide Receivers Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Line Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Offensive Assistant Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Linebackers Coach: Bill Arnsparger Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Defensive Assistant Coach: Bill Arnsparger