Post-Shula Dolphins likely to slip below .500
If the Miami Dolphins lose this afternoon in Gillette Stadium, then they will fall one game below .500 in the post-Don Shula era. It will be the first time that has happened since they finished the 1996 season -- the first without Shula in 26 years -- with a victory for an 8-8 record.
The Dolphins then enjoyed seven straight winning seasons under Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt.
The Dolphins have lost 20 of their past 21 games. Their 0-2 start makes them 97-97 since Shula retired. Another ugly season appears to be in store, so pulling back above .500 any time soon looks difficult.
They were 26 games over .500 post-Shula heading into 2004.