1999 Miami Dolphins season

1999 Miami Dolphins season
Head coach Jimmy Johnson
Home field Pro Player Stadium
Record 9–7
Division place 3rd AFC East
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 20–17
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Jaguars) 62–7
Pro Bowlers 3

The 1999 Miami Dolphins season was the team's 34th campaign, and 30th in the National Football League. It was the final season for Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. Although they made the second wild card spot with a 9–7 record, and managed to upset the Seattle Seahawks 20-17 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, they were humiliated by the Jacksonville Jaguars 62–7 in the Divisional round, the most lopsided playoff game of the Super Bowl era.

The Dolphins reached the midway point of the 1999 season with a 7–1 record, but in the second half of the year, the team struggled, finishing only 2–6, and backing their way into the playoffs with the AFC's last wild-card slot.[1]


NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
39Miami DolphinsJames JohnsonRunning BackMississippi State


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1999 at Denver Broncos W 38–21
2 September 19, 1999 Arizona Cardinals W 19–16
3 Bye
4 October 4, 1999 Buffalo Bills L 23–18
5 October 10, 1999 at Indianapolis Colts W 34–31
6 October 17, 1999 at New England Patriots W 31–30
7 October 24, 1999 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–13
8 October 31, 1999 at Oakland Raiders W 16–9
9 November 7, 1999 Tennessee Titans W 17–0
10 November 14, 1999 at Buffalo Bills L 23–3
11 November 21, 1999 New England Patriots W 27–17
12 November 25, 1999 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–0
13 December 5, 1999 Indianapolis Colts L 37–34
14 December 12, 1999 at New York Jets L 28–20
15 December 19, 1999 San Diego Chargers W 12–9
16 December 27, 1999 New York Jets L 38–31
17 January 2, 2000 at Washington Redskins L 21–10


AFC East
(2) Indianapolis Colts 1330.813423333L1
(5) Buffalo Bills 1150.688320229W3
(6) Miami Dolphins 970.563326336L2
New York Jets 880.500308309W4
New England Patriots 880.500299284W1


AFC Wild Card Game

AFC: Miami Dolphins 20, Seattle Seahawks 17

1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 0 10720
Seahawks 7 3 7017

at The Kingdome, Seattle, Washington

The Seattle Seahawks played host to their first playoff game since the 1984 Season. The Seahawks were dominated by the Dolphins defense, who held them to only 171 yards, with just 32 in the second half, and sacked Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna six times, three by Trace Armstrong. Although Seattle jumped out to a 17–10 lead in the 3rd quarter, the Dolphins would rally back behind quarterback Dan Marino, who threw for 196 yards and a touchdown, leading his team to their first road playoff win since 1972 in what ultimately proved to be the final game played at The Kingdome (the Seahawks moved into Husky Stadium for the 2000 season) and the final win of Marino's career.

AFC Divisional Playoff Game

AFC: Jacksonville Jaguars 62, Miami Dolphins 7

1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 7 007
Jaguars 24 17 14762

at ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

The Jacksonville Jaguars shredded their in-state rivals the Dolphins with 520 total offensive yards in what became Miami quarterback Dan Marino's last game in the NFL and the most lopsided postseason contest since the Chicago Bears defeated the Redskins 73–0 in the 1940 NFL championship game. Their defense forced seven turnovers and held the Dolphins to 131 total yards. Marino was held to just 11 of 25 completions for 95 yards and 1 touchdown, with 2 interceptions and a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in his final game. Marino retired shortly after the season ended.

This was also Jimmy Johnson's final game as an NFL head coach; Johnson resigned the day after the game.

Notes and references

  1. Got the playoff seed by virtue of a tie-breaker with the 9–7 Kansas City Chiefs.
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