The 1978 Miami Dolphins Return Don Shula To The Playoffs

The Miami Dolphins had been the NFL’s great team of the early 1970s, producing an undefeated Super Bowl champion in 1972, and repeating as champs in 1973. But after a last-second playoff loss in 1974 to the Oakland Raiders the Dolphins briefly disappeared from the radar. They missed the postseason three consecutive years. The 1978 Miami Dolphins marked the return of head coach Don Shula to the playoff festivities.