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1973 Miami Dolphins (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Don Shula
Bill ArnspargerAssistant Head Coach
Monte ClarkOffensive Line
Tom KeaneDefensive Backs
Mike ScarryDefensive Line
Carl TaseffOffensive Backs
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri7/27/1973ACollege All-Stars14-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field54103
Sat8/4/1973HCincinnati Bengals14-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl78091
Sat8/11/1973HNew Orleans Saints14-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl80050
Sat8/18/1973HChicago Bears9-9TMiami, FLOrange Bowl78590
Fri8/24/1973HLos Angeles Rams17-14WMiami, FLOrange Bowl78618
Fri8/31/1973AMinnesota Vikings17-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium46619
Thu9/6/1973ADallas Cowboys23-26LIrving, TXTexas Stadium61378
Sun9/16/1973HSan Francisco 49ers21-13WMiami, FLOrange Bowl68275
Sun9/23/1973AOakland Raiders7-12LBerkeley, CAMemorial Stadium74121
Sun9/30/1973HNew England Patriots44-23WMiami, FLOrange Bowl62508
Sun10/7/1973HNew York Jets31-3WMiami, FLOrange Bowl63850
Mon10/15/1973ACleveland Browns17-9WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium72070
Sun10/21/1973HBuffalo Bills27-6WMiami, FLOrange Bowl65241
Sun10/28/1973ANew England Patriots30-14WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium57919
Sun11/4/1973ANew York Jets24-14WNew York, NYShea Stadium57491
Sun11/11/1973HBaltimore Colts44-0WMiami, FLOrange Bowl60332
Sun11/18/1973ABuffalo Bills17-0WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium77138
Thu11/22/1973ADallas Cowboys14-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium58089
Mon12/3/1973HPittsburgh Steelers30-26WMiami, FLOrange Bowl68901
Sun12/9/1973ABaltimore Colts3-16LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium41005
Sat12/15/1973HDetroit Lions34-7WMiami, FLOrange Bowl53375
Sun12/23/1973HCincinnati Bengals34-16WMiami, FLOrange Bowl74651AFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/30/1973HOakland Raiders27-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl74384AFC Championship
Sun1/13/1974HMinnesota Vikings24-7WHouston, TXRice Stadium68142Super Bowl VIII
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
40Dick AndersonRS6-220227Colorado1414
49Charlie BabbS6-019023Memphis140
51Larry BallLB6-623524Louisville140
58Bruce BannonLB6-322522Penn State140
86Marlin BriscoeWR5-1017828Nebraska-Omaha1414
85Nick BuonicontiMLB5-1122033Notre Dame1313
77Doug CrusanLOT6-525327Indiana142
39Larry CsonkaRB6-323827Syracuse1414
83Vern Den HerderLDE6-625125Central (Iowa)1414
73Norm EvansROT6-524831Texas Christian1414
75Manny FernandezLDT6-225027Chabot JC; Utah1313
80Marv FlemingTE6-423331Utah1111
25Tim FoleyLCB6-019425Purdue1111
32Hubie GinnRB5-1118726Florida A&M30
55Irv GoodeLOG6-525533Kentucky141
12Bob GrieseQB6-119028Purdue1313
72Bob HeinzRDT6-626326San Joaquin Delta JC; Pacific1414
45Curtis JohnsonRCB6-219625Toledo1414
21Jim KiickRB5-1121527Wyoming144
57Mike KolenRLB6-222025Auburn1413
67Bob KuechenbergLOG6-225526Notre Dame1313
62Jim LangerC6-225325South Dakota State1414
23Charlie LeighRB5-1120328none140
66Larry LittleROG6-127028Bethune-Cookman1313
88Jim MandichTE6-221425Michigan143
53Bob MathesonRLB-MLB6-424129Duke142
65Maulty MooreLDT6-526527Bethune-Cookman121
79Wayne MooreLOT6-626528Lamar1312
15Earl MorrallQB6-220539Michigan State141
22Mercury MorrisRB5-1019026West Texas A&M1311
26Lloyd MumphordLCB5-1118027Texas Southern113
64Ed NewmanROG6-224022Duke111
36Don NottinghamRB5-1021024Kent State110
56Jesse PowellLB6-321226West Texas A&M30
82Bo RatherWR6-118223Michigan60
13Jake ScottLS6-018828Georgia1414
20Larry SeipleP6-021328Kentucky140
34Ron SellersWR6-419526Florida State30
29Tom SmithRB6-121624Iowa; Miami (Florida)20
84Bill StanfillRDE6-525026Georgia1413
48Henry StuckeyDB6-118023Merritt JC; Missouri60
59Doug SwiftLLB6-322825Amherst1414
81Howard TwilleyWR5-1018330Tulsa60
42Paul WarfieldWR6-018831Ohio State1414
70Larry WoodsRDT6-626025Tennessee State31
1Garo YepremianK5-817229none140
76Willie YoungOT6-427026Alcorn State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chuck Bradley252COregon
Leon Gray378TJackson State
Bo Rather4104WRMichigan
Don Strock5111QBVirginia Techfrom BUF
Dave McCurry5130DBIowa State
Ed Newman6156GDuke
Kevin Reilly7160LBVillanovafrom NE
Benny Shepherd7163RBArkansas Techfrom SD
Willie Hatter7178WRNorthern Illinoisfrom CLE
Tom Smith7182RBMiami (Florida)
Archie Pearmon8208DENortheastern State
Karl Lorch9234DESouthern California
Ron Fernandes10260DEEastern Michigan
Chris Kete11286CBoston College
Mike Mullen12312LBTulane
Joe Booker13338RBMiami (Ohio)
Greg Boyd14364RBArizona
Bill Palmer15390TESt. Thomas (Minnesota)
James Jackson16416DENorfolk State
Charlie Wade17442WRTennessee State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals1061175367
Opponents Totals19503546
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals215111911367/175 38.3%/ %52416
Opponents Totals19510978885/232 36.6%/ %61616
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Garo Yepremian03838100.0253767.60113
Paul Warfield110000066
Mercury Morris100000060
Larry Csonka50000030
Jim Mandich40000024
Dick Anderson20000012
Marlin Briscoe20000012
Tim Foley20000012
Nick Buoniconti1000006
Charlie Leigh1000006
Curtis Johnson0000012
Team Totals383838100.0253767.61343
Opponents Totals15131586.7152755.61150
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Garo Yepremian253767.65/58/106/95/91/4
Team Totals253767.65/58/106/95/91/4
Opponents Totals152755.65/50/26/83/81/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Csonka21910034.6255
Mercury Morris1499546.470t10
Jim Kiick762573.4320
Charlie Leigh221346.134t1
Don Nottingham241345.6300
Bob Griese13201.5210
Paul Warfield11515.0150
Earl Morrall199.090
Marlin Briscoe2-5-2.520
Team Totals50725215.070t16
Opponents Totals51119913.93610
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Griese21811653.29414226.512.346177.883.71175134784.3
Earl Morrall381744.7172536.714.95300.0410.521823527.5
Team Totals25613352.011116756.512.653176.6124.71393158275.2
Opponents Totals32215146.915016045.010.64251.6216.545314129039.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Marlin Briscoe3044714.9532
Paul Warfield2951417.745t11
Jim Kiick272087.7220
Jim Mandich2430212.628t4
Larry Csonka7223.190
Mercury Morris45112.8360
Charlie Leigh492.370
Marv Fleming3227.3150
Ron Sellers25427.0420
Howard Twilley23015.0290
Don Nottingham11616.0160
Team Totals133167512.65317
Opponents Totals151160410.6425
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Anderson816320.438t2
Jake Scott47117.8290
Mike Kolen25427.0290
Tim Foley22211.0150
Curtis Johnson2199.5170
Henry Stuckey144.040
Larry Ball122.020
Doug Swift100.000
Team Totals2133516.038t2
Opponents Totals1219015.8480
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Larry Seiple48203142.3570182
Team Totals48203142.3570182
Opponents Totals76292538.5602382
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jake Scott221626612.1330
Charlie Leigh92647.1260
Dick Anderson60528.7270
Team Totals371838210.3330
Opponents Totals2881826.5270
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mercury Morris1124222.0290
Charlie Leigh925127.9510
Jake Scott22010.0200
Bruce Bannon11010.0100
Larry Seiple100.000
Team Totals2452321.8510
Opponents Totals56120221.5420
Team Totals45.0314.0Opponents Totals13.093.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Charlie Babb0001100
Bruce Bannon100000
Marlin Briscoe0010100
Nick Buoniconti00033131
Doug Crusan0001100
Larry Csonka300000
Vern Den Herder0001100
Marv Fleming0010100
Bob Griese5303-160
Curtis Johnson0001100
Jim Kiick300000
Charlie Leigh300000
Mercury Morris300000
Don Nottingham100000
Jake Scott100000
Ron Sellers100000
Bill Stanfill0001100
Paul Warfield100000
Team Totals22175813-31
Opponents Totals2981616320
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