| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|12-4-0 ||0-1 ||5516 ||3238 ||2278 ||32 ||335 ||5373 ||3185 ||2188 ||44 ||309 |
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The Miami Dolphins' eighteenth season was in 1983, and it was the fourteenth 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 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Seattle Seahawks 27-20. At the end of the season, Doug Betters was awarded with the AP Defensive Player of the Year award.
1983 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Don Shula Assistant Head Coach-Defense: Bill Arnsparger Running Defense Coordinator: Mike Scarry Wide Receivers Coach: David Shula Offensive Line Coach: John Sandusky Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Special Teams Coach: Bob Matheson Punting Coach: Tom Keane Strength and Flexibility: Junior Wade