so I've written about that here: Three takeaways from the Patriots' win vs. Dolphins The 68-year-old Belichick began his career with the Baltimore Colts in 1975. Smith rushed 6 yards for another touchdown early in the second quarter. Quarterbacks other than Brady in the division. What Does the AFC East Look Like if the Patriots Weren't a Dynasty? Dolphins frequently use the "Wildcat" formation to defeat Patriots, this formation gains popularity in the league. The Patriots were 3-1 against Indianapolis from 2000 through 2001 when they were in the AFC East. The Patriots have more losses against AFC East teams than the entire NFC. familiarity (or the lack thereof) creates any sort of advantage either way. This was the first regular season game since week 2 in 1998 that the Dolphins defeated the Bills. Fiedler threw 13–for–20 for 160 yards. The Dolphins fared only slightly worse in the second half of the season, winning five games and losing three. It's been a truly remarkable run for Belichick, who shows no signs of slowing down. B Houston Oilers move to newly created AFC Central division (1970 season) and later are renamed the Tennessee Oilers (1997 season), then Tennessee Titans (1999 season).Moved to AFC South in 2002. Fiedler passed for 250 yards, going 16-for-35 in completions. Additionally, Corey Dillon of the Bengals rushed for 110 yards. New York limited Miami to only 200 yards of offense. Fiedler threw for 185 yards, completing 19 passes from 34 attempts. Boston/New England Patriots Franchise Encyclopedia. , at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California, Miami traveled to San Diego for a match-up against the Chargers on November 12. The results were... surprising, to say the least. They argue that the comparison should be removing the best losing record against any team in , In week 6, the Miami Dolphins fought the Buffalo Bills at home on October 8. The Dolphins dominated the game for the first three quarters. On the other hand, if we remove the Patriots from the results the AFC will plummet: But again, this isn't fair to the AFC East. The Bills, since 2000, have only won 5 games against the Patriots. However, Bills running back Sammy Morris on Buffalo's 16 yard line, with the ball being recovered by Madison and returned for a touchdown. The Dolphins–Patriots rivalry is an American football rivalry between the National Football League (NFL)'s Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.  The rivalry briefly intensified in 2005 when Nick Saban (whom previously served as defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, coached by Bill Belichick at the time) was hired as the Dolphins head coach and when he nearly signed quarterback Drew Brees with the Dolphins, as well as in 2008 when the Dolphins became the only team other than the Patriots since 2003 to win the division.  This is the most recent post-season win for the Miami Dolphins.  The Dolphins led in scoring throughout the game, beginning with a touchdown as a result of a 2-yard run from Smith early in the first quarter. Since Bill Belichick was hired as the team's head coach in 2000, the Patriots have played their way to first or second in the AFC East every year except Belichick's first season, with both second-place finishes caused by tiebreakers. season. , At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Miami led New York 30–7. look at the Patriots win percentage against each individual division. The team finished with a record of 11–5, their best record since 1992. There The 2000 Miami Dolphins season was the franchise's 31st season in the National Football League, the 35th overall and was their first under new head coach Dave Wannstedt who was named the fourth head coach in franchise history on January 16, 2000, the same day that Jimmy Johnson resigned. "they wouldn't be as good if they were in the NFC." Dolphins deny Patriots a first-round bye with Week 17 win; Offensive line coach, 2009-2011, 2017, 2019 (asst), January 8, 1983: Dolphins 28, Patriots 13, January 12, 1986: Patriots 31, Dolphins 14, December 28, 1997: Patriots 17, Dolphins 3, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 19:54. Seasons: 55 (1966 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 460-374-4 Playoff Record: 20-21 Super Bowls Won: 2 (5 Appearances) Championships Won *: 2 . He's in his 21st season leading the Patriots, and the franchise has won six Super Bowl titles, nine AFC championships, 17 AFC East division crowns and made 17 playoff appearances. Miami Dolphins Franchise Encyclopedia. The Dolphins lead the all-time series 56–54. Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw 194 yards, completing 21 out of 34 passes. This really only proves that the AFC East is just as bad as everyone else against the Patriots. Since 2003, the Patriots have dominated the rivalry, but not as much as their rivalries with their two other AFC East opponents. Now, one of the main arguments for this has been that the Patriots have benefited from playing in a weak Winning 23–0, Miami caused Seattle to have their first shutout defeat since their 0–19 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders in October 1992. The Dolphins continued to dominate the rivalry through the late 1990s with the Dolphins sweeping the Patriots in back to back years, 1999 and 2000. every other team. All-time Rushing Leader: Sam Cunningham 1,385 att, 5,453 yds, 43 TD . The Patriots difficulty with the Broncos (10-9) is the main reason the AFC West is at the bottom of this list. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? And without Tom Brady leading the Patriots offense as the starting quarterback, Belichick has a new and exciting challenge to embrace late in his career. Not nearly the cakewalk that the AFC South provides. curious as to what the QB landscape has been since 2000, so I put together a basic comparison. The Jets did not obtain a first down until 8:04 in the second quarter, by which time the Dolphins already scored 20 points, including two touchdowns and two field goals. years, would the rest of the AFC East teams look as mediocre? Over that time, they have won six Super Bowls, nine AFC Championship Games, and sixteen AFC East titles, while amassing a regular season record of 237–82. a combined 4 games over 3 entire seasons. Of all the AFC East teams since 2000, the Miami Dolphins are the best against New England. Four of those wins were on the road in New England, including last year’s season finale. 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Ok, this isn't really fair since we're including the Patriots in this and they've been otherworldly as we've Here's the list grouped by division for the NFC. After both teams each scored a field goal in the first quarter, Miami proceeded to score 12 points before Buffalo scored again in the fourth quarter. San Diego used three quarterbacks. (to normalize the list a little bit for QBs who have played at least one full season of games). The Dolphins held the Lions scoreless until early in the fourth quarter, when Detroit made a touchdown and a subsequent 2-point conversion. In the first half, New York scored two field goals, while Miami had one, ending the half 6–3 for the Jets. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. teams from each division since 2000. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. By 3:55 left in the game, New York tied the game at 30–30, after scoring three touchdowns and a field goal, with a failed two-point conversion. View the Miami Dolphins records by season. Although the Ravens had four more totals yards than the Dolphins, Miami was able to win the game with a score of 19–6. , After two weeks on the road, Miami returned to Pro Player Stadium for another game against the New York Jets on November 19. AFL-NFL merger. This is a bigger topic than this article can tackle, The ceremony was begun by former quarterback Bob Griese and included video highlights of Marino's career with the Dolphins.  Thus, this game was the first since 1993 where three quarterbacks for a team threw interceptions in one game. Jay Fiedler, who left the Jacksonville Jaguars, succeeded Marino as starting quarterback. The Chargers finally scored early in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Leaf to Fred McCrary. research ideas for this, let me know. Belichick sets new NFL coaching record in Patriots' Week 1 win, Three takeaways from the Patriots' win vs. Dolphins, Perry: Pats bully Dolphins with varied run game, Bill Belichick began his 46th consecutive NFL season, passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau (45) for the most consecutive seasons as an NFL coach. It also marked the last time the Dolphins swept the Patriots during the regular season. Johnson was sacked five times, losing 40 yards.  Because both teams are members of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division, the two teams have been scheduled to play twice (home and home) every regular season since 1967. , In the Dolphins first division rivalry game of the season, the New England Patriots traveled to play Miami at home on September 24. from a division rival. Miami won 22–13 and improved to 5–1. This includes the two playoff games. Seasons: 61 (1960 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 514-398-9 Playoff Record: 37-21 Super Bowls Won: 6 (11 Appearances) Championships Won *: 6 .  Seven players were selected for the Pro Bowl. Only three times since the 2000 season has the Patriots not been at the top of the division.  The contest remained close until the fourth quarter. After spending time on the coaching staff of the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos in the late 1970s, his career began to take off with the New York Giants in the 1980s. So as a whole, the NFL has not done particularly well against the Pats. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. However, San Diego was unable to complete a comeback and the game ended with a 17–7 win for Miami. , The Dolphins returned to Miami to play against the Baltimore Ravens on September 17. As someone who (obviously) loves the Patriots and (obviously) The Dolphins scored another touchdown in early in the fourth quarter, also a reception from Fiedler to Gadsden. , at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York, at Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Miami advanced to the playoffs after winning the AFC East title. All-time Rushing Leader: Larry Csonka 1,506 att, 6,737 yds, 53 TD . hasn't been a clear successor to this rating yet. Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper threw for 355 yards and completed 23-for-37, but had three interceptions.