Posted: 3:26 pm Monday, December 31st, 2012

Miami Dolphins final 2012 individual and team stats and NFL rankings 

By Post Staff

Another season is in the books for the Miami Dolphins. The bad news is they finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 seasons. But the good news is they have a promising young quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and should have stability this offseason.

Unless Mike Sherman or Kevin Coyle find a head coaching gig somewhere (pro or college), the Dolphins won’t have a change at head coach or coordinator for the first time since entering the 2009 season.

Let’s take a final look at the 2012 season, and how the Dolphins fared statistically — both team-wise and individually:

Record: 7-9
2013 draft pick: 12th



Total Offense: 27th (311.5 yards per game)
Scoring: 27th (18.0 points per game)
Rushing offense: 17th (112.6 yards per game)
Passing offense: 26th (198.9 yards per game)
Turnovers: 17th (26)
Red Zone offense: 13th (touchdowns on 55.3 percent of opportunities)
Red Zone scoring: 20th (points on 84.2 percent of opportunities)
Third-down conversions: 16th (37.7 percent)
Fourth-down conversions: T-27th (33.3 percent)


Total Defense: 21st (356.6 yards per game)
Scoring: 7th (19.8 points per game)
Rushing defense: 13th (108.4 yards per game)
Passing defense: 27th (248.4 yards per game)
Takeaways: T-28th (16)
Red Zone defense: 1st (touchdowns allowed on 42.6 percent of opportunities)
Red Zone scoring: 10th (points allowed on 81.5 percent of opportunities)
Third-down defense: 11th (36.6 percent)
Fourth-down defense: 28th (70.6 percent)

Turnover margin: T-24th (minus-10)
Point differential: 20th (minus-29)


Ryan Tannehill
Passing yards: 20th (3,294)
Completion percentage: 23rd (58.3)
Touchdown passes: 30th (12)
Average yards per completion: 22nd (6.81 yards)
Interceptions: 17th (13)
Passer rating: 27th (76.1)
Fourth quarter passer rating: 23rd (83.0)
Third down passer rating: 30th (65.3)
20-plus passes: 21st (40)
40-plus passes: T-29th (3)
Rushing yards: 11th among QBs (211 yards)
Rushing TDs: T-10th among QBs (2)
First downs: 9th among QBs (16)

Reggie Bush
Rushing yards: 17th (986)
Yards per attempt: 19th (4.3)
20-plus runs: T-13th (6)
Fumbles: T-3rd among running backs (4)
Rushing touchdowns: T-17th (6)
First downs: T-21st (43)
Third-and-1: T-23rd (66.7 percent)
Yards from scrimmage: 25th (1,278)

Brian Hartline
Receiving yards: 16th (1,083)
Receptions: T-22nd (74)
Yards per reception: 25th (14.6)
Targets: 21st (128)
20-plus receptions: T-20th (14)
40-plus receptions: T-22nd (3)
Yards after catch: T-75th (240)
First downs: T-23rd (48)
Yards from scrimmage: 36th (1,083)

Dan Carpenter
Field goal percentage: 26th (81.5 percent)
Points: T-28th (92)
50-plus: 20th (2 of 5)
Touchbacks: T-16th (30)

Brandon Fields
Gross punting average: 1st (50.2)
Net punting average: 6th (41.2)
Inside the 20: T-11th (29)
Touchbacks: T-38th (9)
Return average: 29th (11.3)

Marcus Thigpen
Punt return average: 4th (12.2)
Kickoff return average: 5th (27.4)


Cameron Wake
Sacks: 4th (15)
Forced fumbles: T-19th (3)

Reshad Jones
Interceptions: T-11th (4)
Fumble recoveries: T-15th (2)

Sean Smith
Interceptions: T-61st (2)
Forced fumbles: T-19th (3)
Passes defended: T-31st (12)

Karlos Dansby
Total tackles: 11th (134)
Solo tackles: 8th (101)