2022 Miami Dolphins season

57th season in franchise history
2022 Miami Dolphins season
OwnerStephen M. Ross 22
General managerChris Grier
Head coachMike McDaniel
Home fieldHard Rock Stadium
Results
Record2–0
Division place1st AFC East
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Miami Dolphins' 53rd in the National Football League (NFL), their 57th overall, their first under new head coach Mike McDaniel, and seventh under general manager Chris Grier.

The Dolphins will attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016, win the AFC East for the first time since 2008, and finish with 3 straight winning seasons for the first time since the 20012003 seasons.

For the first time since 2014, long-time wide receiver DeVante Parker would not be on the roster, as he was traded to the New England Patriots on April 2, 2022. Parker was previously the longest tenured player on the roster, and his departure made cornerback Xavien Howard, who had been with the Dolphins since 2016, the team's new longest tenured player.[1]

Draft

2022 Miami Dolphins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
3 102 Channing Tindall ILB Georgia
4 125 Erik Ezukanma WR Texas Tech
7 224 Cameron Goode OLB Cal
247 Skylar Thompson QB Kansas State
2022 Miami Dolphins undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Blaise Andries OT, G Minnesota [2]
Owen Carney Jr. OLB Illinois
Ty Clary C Arkansas
Tanner Conner TE Idaho State
Kellen Diesch OT Arizona State
Elijah Hamilton CB Louisiana Tech
Tommy Heatherly P Florida INT
Deandre Johnson LB Miami (FL)
Kader Kohou CB Texas A&M–Commerce
Verone McKinley III S Oregon
Braylon Sanders WR Ole Miss
Ben Stille DT Nebraska
ZaQuandre White RB South Carolina
Jordan Williams DT Virginia Tech

Staff

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Front office
  • Chairman/managing general partner – Stephen Ross
  • Vice chairman/partner – Bruce Beal
  • Vice chairman – Jorge Pérez
  • Vice chairman – Matt Higgins
  • Vice chairman, president, and CEO – Tom Garfinkel
  • General manager – Chris Grier
  • Assistant general manager – Marvin Allen
  • Vice president, football administration – Brandon Shore
  • Senior vice president, chief financial officer – Chris Clements
  • Senior personnel executive – Reggie McKenzie
  • Co-director, player personnel – Adam Engroff
  • Co-director, player personnel – Anthony Hunt
  • Director of college scouting – Matt Winston
  • Senior scout – Jim Abrams
  • Special advisor to the vice chairman, president, and CEO – Dan Marino
Head coach
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive coordinator – Josh Boyer
  • Defensive line – Austin Clark
  • Assistant defensive line – Derrick LeBlanc
  • Outside linebackers – Tyrone McKenzie
  • Linebackers – Anthony Campanile
  • Assistant linebackers – Steve Ferentz
  • Cornerbacks/pass game specialist – Sam Madison
  • Safeties – Steve Gregory
  • Assistant defensive backs – Mathieu Araujo
  • Senior defensive assistant – Ryan Slowik
  • Defensive assistant – Patrick Surtain
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Head strength and conditioning – Dave Puloka
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Adam Lachance

Coaching staff
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Current roster

Miami Dolphins roster
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Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 19, 2022

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52 active, 7 inactive, 16 practice squad

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Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–24 1–0 Raymond James Stadium Recap
2 August 20 Las Vegas Raiders L 13–15 1–1 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
3 August 27 Philadelphia Eagles W 48–10 2–1 Hard Rock Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots W 20–7 1–0 Hard Rock Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens W 42–38 2–0 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills Hard Rock Stadium CBS
4 September 29 8:15 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals Paycor Stadium Prime Video
5 October 9 1:00 p.m. at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. Minnesota Vikings Hard Rock Stadium Fox
7 October 23 8:20 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Hard Rock Stadium NBC
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. at Detroit Lions Ford Field CBS
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. at Chicago Bears Soldier Field CBS
10 November 13 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns Hard Rock Stadium CBS
11 Bye
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. Houston Texans Hard Rock Stadium CBS
13 December 4 4:05 p.m. at San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium Fox
14 December 11 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Chargers SoFi Stadium CBS
15 December 17/18 TBD at Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium TBD
16 December 25 1:00 p.m. Green Bay Packers Hard Rock Stadium Fox
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
18 January 7/8 TBD New York Jets Hard Rock Stadium TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 5–14 and Week 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 15, the date, time and network for that week's game at the Buffalo Bills will be finalized at a later date—by no later than four weeks prior to game day.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be finalized at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. New England Patriots

Week 1: New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 0 0 707
Dolphins 3 14 3020

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: September 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 92 °F (33 °C)
  • Game attendance: 65,786
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta and AJ Ross
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • MIA – Jason Sanders 43-yard field goal, 4:06. Dolphins 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 47 yards, 5:46.

Second quarter

  • MIA – Melvin Ingram 2-yard fumble return (Jason Sanders kick), 7:40. Dolphins 10–0.
  • MIA – Jaylen Waddle 42-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 0:18. Dolphins 17–0. Drive: 10 plays, 92 yards, 3:47.

Third quarter

  • NE – Ty Montgomery 6-yard pass from Mac Jones (Nick Folk kick), 4:44. Dolphins 17–7. Drive: 15 plays, 92 yards, 8:21.
  • MIA – Jason Sanders 49-yard field goal, 0:19. Dolphins 20–7. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 4:25.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Head coach Mike McDaniel recorded his first win as a head coach and became the first Dolphins coach since Nick Saban in 2005 to win their first game as Dolphins head coach, as well as the first head coach in Dolphins history to win their head coaching debut. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa joined former Denver Broncos quarterbacks John Elway and Jake Plummer as the only QBs to beat a Bill Belichick-coached team at least three times without a loss. With the win, the Dolphins began the season 1-0.

Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens

Week 2: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 7 72842
Ravens 7 21 7338

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 82 °F (28 °C)
  • Game attendance: 70,582
  • Referee: Adrian Hill
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • MIA – Jaylen Waddle 6-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 10:54. Tied 7–7. Drive: 6 plays, 94 yards, 3:49.
  • BAL – Rashod Bateman 75-yard pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick), 10:44. Ravens 14–7. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:10.
  • BAL – Mark Andrews 1-yard pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick), 4:03. Ravens 21–7. Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 2:43.
  • BAL – Demarcus Robinson 12-yard pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick), 0:29. Ravens 28–7. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 0:51.

Third quarter

  • MIA – Mike Gesicki 14-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 7:52. Ravens 28–14. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 7:08.
  • BAL – Lamar Jackson 79-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 0:26. Ravens 35–14. Drive: 3 plays, 87 yards, 1:34.

Fourth quarter

  • MIA – River Cracraft 2-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 12:12. Ravens 35–21. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:14.
  • MIA – Tyreek Hill 48-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 7:47. Ravens 35–28. Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 1:24.
  • MIA – Tyreek Hill 60-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 5:19. Tied 35–35. Drive: 3 plays, 64 yards, 1:27.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 51-yard field goal, 2:18. Ravens 38–35. Drive: 6 plays, 42 yards, 3:01.
  • MIA – Jaylen Waddle 7-yard pass from Tua Tagovailoa (Jason Sanders kick), 0:14. Dolphins 42–38. Drive: 6 plays, 68 yards, 2:04.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Dolphins defeated the Ravens on the road for the first time since the two teams' inaugural meeting in 1997 after they were down 7-28 at halftime and later 14-35 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished the game with a career-high 469 passing yards and six touchdowns and wide receivers Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill became the first pair of teammates in NFL history to catch 10 passes for over 150 yards and two touchdowns in the same game. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 2-0.

Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 3: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 0 000
Dolphins 0 0 000

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins
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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Miami Dolphins 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 62 45 W2
Buffalo Bills 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 72 17 W2
New York Jets 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 40 54 W1
New England Patriots 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 24 34 W1

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Miami Dolphins East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
3 Cleveland Browns North 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 .286 .200 W1
4 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .250 .250 W2
6 New York Jets East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .600 .667 W1
7 Baltimore Ravens North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .750 .500 L1
In the hunt
8 New England Patriots East 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .600 .333 W1
9 Los Angeles Chargers West 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
10 Denver Broncos West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
11 Pittsburgh Steelers North 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 .429 .000 L2
12 Houston Texans South 0 1 1 .250 0–0–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
13 Indianapolis Colts South 0 1 1 .250 0–1–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
14 Tennessee Titans South 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
15 Las Vegas Raiders West 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 L2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .400 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

Awards and honors

Recipient Award(s)
Tua Tagovailoa
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    • AFC Offensive Player of the Week[3]

References

  1. ^ "Patriots acquiring WR DeVante Parker from Dolphins in trade". NFL.com. April 2, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins sign 14 undrafted college free agents". miamidolphins.com. May 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Gordon, Grant. "Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown highlight Players of the Week". National Football League. Retrieved 21 September 2022.

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