Miami Dolphins – History, Background, Opponents and Schedule

By RayPublished on: February 15, 2024 Updated on: March 5, 2024
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The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as an American Football Conference East division member. They were established in 1965, and they played their first season in 1966, as part of the American Football League before the AFL-NFL merger.

Located in the vibrant city of Miami, Florida, the Dolphins play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium, situated in Miami Gardens. They have been playing in the venue since the 1987 season. Before that, they played at the Miami Orange Bowl.

The Dolphins have experienced periods of remarkable success throughout their history, with the early 1970s being their golden era. They won two back-to-back Super Bowls under the guidance of legendary coach Don Shula.

They have made their mark in the NFL with a total of five Super Bowl appearances. In addition, they have clinched several division titles, reflecting their consistent performance and ability to contend at the highest levels.

Championship Wins

The Dolphins have won two Super Bowl championships. Their two championship wins came in consecutive years:

Super Bowl VII

The Dolphins’ Super Bowl victory in the 1972 season is the NFL’s only perfect season culminating in a Super Bowl win. They thrashed the Washington Redskins with a score of 14-7 in the final ending the season with a 17-0 record.

The Dolphins hence became the first and only team in NFL history to finish a season undefeated and untied from the regular season through the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl VIII

The Miami Dolphins successfully defended their title in the 1973 NFL season. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings by 24-7 to claim their consecutive Super Bowl trophy.

Active Roster

Player # Position Height College
De’Von Achane
28 RB 5-9 Texas A&M

Eli Apple

33 CB 6-1 Ohio State

Terron Armstead

72 T 6-5 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Jake Bailey

16 P 6-2 Stanford

Braxton Berrios

0 WR 5-9 Miami

Justin Bethel

20 CB 6-0 Presbyterian College

Chris Brooks

35 RB 6-1 BYU

Elijah Campbell

22 DB 5-11 Northern Iowa

Robbie Chosen

3 WR 6-3 Temple

Chase Claypool

83 WR 6-4 Notre Dame

Lester Cotton

66 G 6-4 Alabama

River Cracraft

85 WR 6-0 Washington State

Raekwon Davis

98 DT 6-7 Alabama

Liam Eichenberg

74 OL 6-6 Notre Dame

DeShon Elliott

21 S 6-1 Texas

Blake Ferguson

44 LS 6-3 LSU

Da’Shawn Hand

93 DT 6-3 Alabama

Jonotthan Harrison

60 OL 6-4 Florida

Julian Hill

89 TE 6-4 Campbell University

Tyreek Hill

10 WR 5-10 West Alabama

Jevon Holland

8 S 6-1 Oregon

Justin Houston

52 LB 6-3 Georgia

Xavien Howard

25 CB 6-1 Baylor

Robert Hunt

68 OL 6-6 Louisiana-Lafayette

Alec Ingold

30 FB 6-1 Wisconsin

Melvin Ingram

9 LB 6-2 South Carolina

Bruce Irvin

46 LB 6-3 West Virginia

Austin Jackson

73 OL 6-5 USC

Brandon Jones

29 S 6-1 Texas

Robert Jones

65 OL 6-4 Middle Tennessee State

Kader Kohou

4 CB 5-10 Texas A&M-Commerce

Tyler Kroft

82 TE 6-6 Rutgers

Kendall Lamm

70 T 6-5 Appalachian State

David Long Jr.

51 LB 5-11 West Virginia

Raheem Mostert

31 RB 5-10 Purdue

Calvin Munson

50 LB 6-1 San Diego State

Nik Needham

40 CB 6-1 UTEP

Emmanuel Ogbah

91 DE 6-4 Oklahoma State

Jalen Ramsey

5 CB 6-1 Florida State

Duke Riley

45 LB 6-1 LSU

Jason Sanders

7 K 5-11 New Mexico

Zach Sieler

92 DT 6-6 Ferris State

Cam Smith

24 CB 6-1 South Carolina

Kion Smith

71 T 6-5 Fayetteville State University

Durham Smythe

81 TE 6-6 Notre Dame

Tua Tagovailoa

1 QB 6-1 Alabama

Skylar Thompson

6 QB 6-2 Kansas State

Channing Tindall

41 LB 6-2 Georgia

Jaylen Waddle

17 WR 5-10 Alabama

Mike White

14 QB 6-5 Western Kentucky

Christian Wilkins

94 DT 6-4 Clemson

Cedrick Wilson Jr.

11 WR 6-2 Boise State

Jeff Wilson Jr. 

23 RB 6-0 North Texas

Miami Dolphins Opponents for the 2024 NFL Season

The Dolphins will play eight games at home and nine on the roads in the 2024 regular NFL season. Their opponents for the season are:


Divisional Opponents

AFC Opponents

  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Tennessee Titans

NFC Opponents


Divisional Opponents

AFC Opponents

NFC Opponents

About Author: Ray

As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.