Miami Dolphins Schedule - NFL 2012
- 9th of September 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans
- 16th of September 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders
- 23rd of September 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
- 30th of September 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Arizona Cardinals
- 7th of October 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
- 14th of October 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. St. Louis Rams
- Bye Week
- 28th of October 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
- 4th of November 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts
- 11th of November 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans
- 15th of November 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
- 25th of November 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks
- 2nd of December 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
- 9th of December 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. San Francisco 49ers
- 16th of December 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
- 23rd of December 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
- 30th of December 2012: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Overview of the Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins have been home to some of the greatest players and coaches in NFL history. The franchise plays their home matches at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens and is based in Davie, Florida. The most successful period for the franchise was in the early 1970's when they qualified for the playoffs five years in a row and won the Super Bowl twice. The Dolphins has struggled since the divisional realignment in 2002 and have qualified for the playoffs just once.
Statistics Overview of the Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins were established in 1966. They have played their home matches at Sun Life Stadium since 1987. The Dolphins have won the Super Bowl on two occasions in 1972 (when they finished the entire season undefeated) and 1973. The Dolphins are five time AFC Conference Champions. The franchise has won the AFC East on twelve occasions and qualified for the playoffs twenty-two times. The franchise has an excellent overall record of 400-300-4 and a playoffs record of 20-20. The New York Jets are their biggest rivals and the teams have played several classic matches.Conference: AFC
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium (1987- Present)
Super Bowl Championships: 2 (1972, 1973)
Conference Championships: 5 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1982, 1984)
Division Championships: 13(1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1992, 1994, 2000, 2008)
Playoff Appearances:: 22 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008)
Overall Record: 400-300-4
Playoff Record: 20-20
Biggest Rivals: New York Jets
Head Coach: Joe Philbin
Legenday Players: Dan Marino, Larry Csonka, Mark Duper, Bob Griese
Miami Dolphins: Star Players for 2012
Quarterback: Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill was selected with the 8th pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Tannehill spent most of his College Football career as a receiver for Texas A&M. In 2011 he was selected as the team's starting quarterback and finished the season with a quarterback rating of 133.2. Tannehill has beaten out veterans David Garrard and Matt Moore to win the starting quarterback position for the Miami Dolphins. 2012 is expected to be a rebuilding season for the Dolphins franchise and therefore Tannehill is expected to stay as starter the entire season.
Offensive Star: Reggie Bush
Reggie Bush was selected with the second pick of the 2006 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints after a very successful College Football career. Bush struggled in his early years at the Saints and didn't live up to the hype that surrounded him. He improved in the 2008 season but had his season cut short by injury. This injury carried over into the 2009 season, with Bush only playing a small role in the Saints Super Bowl triumph. In 2010, he broke his leg and it looked like his professional career may be over. Last season the Saints traded Bush to the Miami Dolphins for safety Jonathon Amaya. The move did Bush a world of good and he rushed for over 1000 yards for the first time in his professional career. Bush will be looking to build on this momentum in 2012 and finally live up to his potential.
Defensive Star: Karlos Dansby
Karlos Dansby was selected with the 33rd pick of the 2004 NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Dansby had a strong rookie season and recorded more tackles than any other rookie in the Cardinals side. He became one of the leading players on the Cardinals defense. Dansby played a key role in the Cardinals run to the 2008 Super Bowl and finished the season with over 100 tackles. In 2010 Dansby signed with the Miami, which at the time was the richest contract for an inside linebacker in NFL history. Dansby was the leader of the Dolphins defense that had an excellent season in 2011, finishing as the 6th ranked defense in the league. While the offense is expected to struggle Dansby, and the Dolphins defense, will keep the Dolphins close in a number of games.
Head Coach: Joe Philbin
Joe Philbin began his NFL coaching career as assistant offensive line coach for the Green Bay Packers. Philbin was promoted to Packers offensive coordinator in 2007 and turned the Packers offense into one of the best in the NFL. Philbin played a large role in the development of Aaron Rodgers and led the offense to the Super Bowl Championship in 2010. Philbin was named head coach of the Miami Dolphins at the beginning of this year. He has a tough job ahead of him but will be hoping to mold the young Dolphins offense into a strong force in 2012.