When Was the Last Time the Dolphins Made the Playoffs?

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Miami Dolphins fans cheer as the team defeats the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 11-6 to advance to the post-season.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jan 08, 2023, 8:36 PM
  • The Miami Dolphins were originally +135 to make the playoffs.
  • The Dolphins last made the NFL playoffs in 2016.
  • The Dolphins haven’t won a playoff game since 2000.

Every year, it seems there’s at least one NFL team that finds its way into the playoffs after a prolonged absence. 

This year, one of the surprise playoff teams is the Miami Dolphins, who carried +135 NFL odds to make the playoffs when the market first opened.

Now, Dolphins bettors are counting their money and digging into the team’s playoff history.

When Was the Last Time the Dolphins Made the Playoffs?

The Dolphins last made the playoffs in 2016, when they finished in second in the AFC East and played in the postseason as the No. 6 seed. They lost in Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round, 30-12. 

When Was the Last Time the Dolphins Won a Playoff Game?

Miami hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000, when the Dolphins outlasted the Colts in overtime, 23-17.

When Was the Last Time the Dolphins Won the Super Bowl?

The Dolphins won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1972-73. They also appeared in (and lost) two Super Bowls in the 1980s.

Miami Dolphins Playoff Odds

The Dolphins aren’t being given much of a chance by the NFL betting community. At market open, Miami is a 10-point underdog in Buffalo this Saturday.

In the futures market, the Dolphins have +3000 (30-to-1) odds to win the AFC. They’re +5000 (50-to-1) to win the Super Bowl.

If you expect a healthy comeback for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, those could be great prices. Otherwise, Miami could very easily be one-and-done this weekend.

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Chase Kiddy

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.