Broncos vs. Dolphins Series History
October 21st, 2011 - 9:18am by Stuart Zaas
The Broncos will take their talents to South Beach this weekend in search of their 400th regular-season victory.
All-time, Denver is 0-7 on the road against the Dolphins, but as Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway was quick to point out on this week’s episode of Elway Live, the team did win Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami with Elway earning MVP honors in his final NFL game.
Sunday will mark the 16th regular-season meeting between the two clubs. The Broncos own an overall record of 3-11-1 in those contests, and have lost the past two games to Miami. The teams have met once in postseason action, with the Broncos dominating the Dolphins 38-3 at Mile High Stadium during AFC Divisional Playoff action en route to their Super Bowl XXXII title.
Notable performances against the Dolphins:
CB Champ Bailey: Intercepted one pass, forced one fumble and finished with seven solo tackles at Miami (9/11/05).
S Brian Dawkins: Has intercepted passes in three of his four career games against Miami, including one that he returned 67 yards for a touchdown (10/24/99).
RB Willis McGahee: Averages 83.4 rushing yards per game in 10 contests against Miami. He has topped the 100-yard rushing mark three times and has a career record of 8-2 vs. the Dolphins.
Denver-Miami Roster Connections
Some interesting roster connections between the Broncos and Dolphins courtesy of research done by Public Relations Intern Cydney Ricker:
Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall played in Denver for four seasons (2006-09).
Miami defensive coordinator Mike Nolan coached Denver’s special teams/linebackers from 1987-92 and served as the team’s defensive coordinator in 2009.
Broncos linebackers coach Richard Smith was the Dolphins defensive coordinator in 2005.
Nolan has twice been the defensive coordinator for Broncos CB Champ Bailey – during the 1999 season in Washington and the 2009 season in Denver.
Broncos Head Coach John Fox was the head coach in Carolina for four seasons (2007-10) in which Dolphins QB Matt Moore played with the Panthers.
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