1971 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
10-3-1 2-2 5290 2493 2797 29 277 4762 2547 2215 38 276
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The Miami Dolphins' sixth season was in 1971, and it was the second season Don Shula served as the head coach of the team. They finished the year 10-3-1 in the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Dallas Cowboys 24-3.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Denver Broncos 10-10
Week 2 @ Buffalo Bills 29-14
Week 3 New York Jets 10-14
Week 4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 23-13
Week 5 New England Patriots 41-3
Week 6 @ New York Jets 30-14
Week 7 @ Los Angeles Rams 20-14
Week 8 Buffalo Bills 34-0
Week 9 Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
Week 10 Baltimore Colts 17-14
Week 11 Chicago Bears 34-3
Week 12 @ New England Patriots 13-34
Week 13 @ Baltimore Colts 3-14
Week 14 Green Bay Packers 27-6

Playoffs

Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Kansas City Chiefs 27-24
Conference Championship Baltimore Colts 21-0
Super Bowl vs. Dallas Cowboys 3-24

Coaches

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