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1987 Miami Dolphins season

1987 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Don Shula
Home field
Record 8–7
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1986      1988 >

The 1987 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 22nd as a member of the National Football League. The Dolphins improved upon their previous season's output of 8–8, losing one fewer game.[1] Despite the improvement the team failed to reach the playoffs.


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at New England Patriots L 28–21
2 September 20, 1987 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–10
September 27, 1987 New York Giants canceled
3 October 4, 1987 at Seattle Seahawks L 24–20
4 October 11, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs W 42–0
5 October 18, 1987 at New York Jets L 37–31
6 October 25, 1987 Buffalo Bills L 34–31
7 November 1, 1987 Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–24
8 November 8, 1987 at Cincinnati Bengals W 20–14
9 November 15, 1987 Indianapolis Colts L 40–21
10 November 22, 1987 at Dallas Cowboys W 20–14
11 November 29, 1987 at Buffalo Bills L 27–0
12 December 7, 1987 New York Jets W 37–28
13 December 13, 1987 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28–10
14 December 20, 1987 Washington Redskins W 23–21
15 December 28, 1987 New England Patriots L 24–10



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