Dolphins Are A Halloween Horror Story For Opponents

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Miami is 5-0 playing on October 31.

Halloween Horror Nights has a different meaning for opponents of the Miami Dolphins -- and the Cincinnati Bengals can attest.

Five times in the history of the franchise the Dolphins have played a game on Halloween and all five times they came away with more candy than the other team, most recently three years ago in Cincinnati. So quarterback Ryan Tannehill, defensive end Cameron Wake and company hope to put another scare into the Bengals tonight at Sun Life Stadium. Here's a look back at Miami's perfect 5-0 record on this popular kids holiday:

10/31/71: Dolphins 20, at L.A. Rams 14
The Dolphins jumped out to a 17-0 lead on the strength of touchdown passes from Bob Griese to Paul Warfield (74 yards) and Howard Twilley (11 yards) and then held on to escape the west coast with a 20-14 win over the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

10/31/76: at Dolphins 10, New England 3
Jim Mandich scored the game's only touchdown and running back Benny Malone gained 119 rushing yards as the Dolphins held on for a 10-3 win over the Patriots at the Orange Bowl.

10/31/93: at Dolphins 30, Kansas City 10
Don Shula recorded his 324th career victory to tie George Halas for the most wins in NFL history as the Dolphins earned a 30-10 win over the Chiefs at Joe Robbie Stadium. Scott Mitchell, subbing for the injured Dan Marino, threw for 344 yards and three touchdown passes.

10/31/99: Dolphins 16, at Oakland 9
Olindo Mare booted three field goals and Cecil Collins scored the game's only touchdown on a one-yard run as the Dolphins traveled to the west coast and came home with a 16-9 win over the Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum. Miami's defense held recorded five sacks and an interception and held Oakland without a touchdown.

10/31/10: Dolphins 22, at Cincinnati 14
Dan Carpenter hit on five field goals and Ricky Williams added a one-yard touchdown run to lead the Dolphins to a 22-14 win over the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
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