WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1973 Miami Dolphins against the 1969 New York Jets 1,000 times. The 1973 Miami Dolphins win 86% of the time by an average score of 24-12. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1969 New York Jets  at  1973 Miami Dolphins
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1969 New York Jets 0 10 0 3 13
1973 Miami Dolphins 0 10 14 0 24
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter
NEW11:57FGJim Turner 44 yds. 3-0
MIA7:45FGGaro Yepremian 36 yds. 3-3
MIA6:19TDRon Sellers 14 yd. pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)3-10
NEW0:33TDEmerson Boozer 18 yd. run (Turner kick)10-10
3rd Quarter
MIA6:17TDLarry Csonka 46 yd. run (Yepremian kick)10-17
MIA1:52TDPaul Warfield 17 yd. pass from Griese (Yepremian kick)10-24
4th Quarter
NEW9:42FGJim Turner 24 yds. 13-24
 
Team Statistics
 1969 New York Jets1973 Miami Dolphins
First Downs 17 12
- Rushing 6 4
- Passing 11 6
- Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Eff 8/21 5/13
4th Down Eff 3/4 0/0
Rushes-Yards 37-131 34-124
Avg Rush 3.5 3.6
Comp-Att-Int 18-35-1 9-17-0
Passing Yards 166 109
Sacks-Yards 4-29 1-7
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Punts-Avg 6-42.0 7-40.4
KR-Avg 5-22.0 4-19.0
PR-Avg 7-10.1 6-15.2
Penalties-Yard 3-33 0-0
Time of Possession 33:47 26:13

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1969 New York Jets Individual Stats   1973 Miami Dolphins Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'69 Matt Snell 20 77 0 12 0
'69 Emerson Boozer 13 48 0 18 1
'69 Joe Namath 1 4 0 4 0
'69 Bill Mathis 3 2 0 2 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'73 Larry Csonka 15 88 1 46 1
'73 Mercury Morris 13 37 0 12 0
'73 Jim Kiick 3 1 0 2 0
'73 Bob Griese 3 -2 0 0 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'69 Pete Lammons 5 50 0 0 16 0
'69 Bake Turner 1 45 1 1 45 0
'69 Don Maynard 6 40 0 0 16 0
'69 George Sauer 4 33 1 0 28 0
'69 Matt Snell 2 27 0 0 19 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'73 Marlin Briscoe 3 42 1 0 22 0
'73 Paul Warfield 2 32 0 0 17 1
'73 Jim Mandich 2 18 0 0 16 0
'73 Ron Sellers 1 14 0 0 14 1
'73 Mercury Morris 1 10 0 0 10 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'69 Joe Namath 18 35 195 0 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'73 Bob Griese 9 17 116 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'69 Jim Turner 44,24 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'73 Garo Yepremian 36 -

Player of the Game:
'73 Larry Csonka (1973 Miami Dolphins)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1969 New York (NEW) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1969 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1973 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 8 and return it to the MIA 29.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 14:52
14:521/10own 290 - 0212 Csonka gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
14:152/6own 330 - 0140 Morris gains 9 yards on a sweep left.
13:301/10own 420 - 0221 Csonka is stopped at the line.
12:522/10own 420 - 0131 Morris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
12:183/10own 420 - 0230 Griese's pass is just out of reach of Briscoe. Incomplete pass.
PENALTY on MIA: Holding, declined.
12:124/10own 420 - 0P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 33.
1969 New York (NEW) at 11:59
11:591/10own 330 - 0221 Snell gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
11:222/7own 360 - 0212 Boozer gains 1 yard up the middle.
10:463/6own 370 - 0131 Namath's pass is to Maynard who makes the catch and falls forward for a 7 yd gain.
10:081/10own 440 - 0131 Snell gains 11 yards on a sweep left.
9:261/10450 - 0131 Boozer picks up 9 yards off tackle left.
8:432/1360 - 0212 Snell rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
8:061/10340 - 0131Namath is sacked by Mike Kolen for 6 yards.
7:202/16400 - 0131 Namath tosses the ball just out of reach of Sauer. Incomplete pass.
7:173/16400 - 0131Namath is sacked by Jake Scott for 9 yards.
6:334/25490 - 0P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 15.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 6:22
6:221/10own 150 - 0221 Csonka is buried for a loss of 2 yards.
5:442/12own 130 - 0212 Morris pounds ahead for 2 yards.
5:013/10own 150 - 0131 Griese's pass is just out of reach of Briscoe. Incomplete pass.
4:554/10own 150 - 0P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 46.
1969 New York (NEW) at 4:46
4:461/10own 460 - 0131 Snell gains 2 yards up the middle.
4:072/8own 480 - 0212 Snell picks his way for 5 yards.
3:263/3470 - 0221 Namath overthrows Sauer and the pass is incomplete.
3:214/3470 - 0P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 8.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 3:10
3:101/10own 80 - 0212 Csonka rushes for 2 yards off tackle right to the sidelines before getting out of bounds.
2:292/8own 100 - 0230 Griese overthrows Csonka and the pass is incomplete.
2:233/8own 100 - 0230 Griese's long pass is broken up. Incomplete pass.
2:154/8own 100 - 0P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the MIA 44.
1969 New York (NEW) at 2:03
2:031/10440 - 0131 Boozer pounds ahead for 2 yards.
1:222/8420 - 0212Namath is sacked by Maulty Moore for 6 yards.
0:393/14480 - 0131 Namath's long pass is broken up. Incomplete pass.
0:334/14480 - 0P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 15.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 0:24
0:241/10own 150 - 0212 Morris gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:002/10own 150 - 0230Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1969 New York: 0 1973 Miami: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:002/10own 150 - 0131 Csonka rushes for 6 yards off tackle right.
14:243/4own 210 - 0131 Kiick rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
13:434/6own 190 - 0P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the MIA 37.
1969 New York (NEW) at 13:32
13:321/10370 - 0221 Snell picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
12:511/10250 - 0221 Namath's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
12:462/10250 - 0131 Namath's pass is just out of the reach of Lammons.
12:413/10250 - 0131 Namath screen pass is to Sauer. Sauer gets hit behind the line of scrimmage and loses the ball.
1969 New York (NEW) recovers the ball on the MIA 27.
12:014/12270 - 0FG1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a FG attempt.
Turner's 44 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 11 yds, 1:31
1969 New York (NEW) at 11:57
11:57Kickoffown 303 - 0K1969 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1973 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 13 and return it to the MIA 35.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 11:49
11:491/10own 353 - 0221 Csonka pounds ahead for 4 yards.
11:092/6own 393 - 0212 Morris picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
10:303/3own 423 - 0230 Griese hits Briscoe who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 22 yd gain.
9:481/10363 - 0131 Kiick rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
PENALTY on NEW: Facemask, 15 yards enforced on the NEW 34. Automatic First Down.
9:451/10193 - 0212 Morris gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:042/10193 - 0212 Csonka picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
8:303/9183 - 0131 Griese scrambles for a loss of 1 yard.
7:494/10193 - 0FG1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 36 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 31 yds, 4:00
1973 Miami (MIA) at 7:45
7:45Kickoffown 303 - 3K1973 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 7 and return it to the NEW 24.
1969 New York (NEW) at 7:38
7:381/10own 243 - 3131 Namath overthrows Sauer and the pass is incomplete.
7:312/10own 243 - 3131 Namath overthrows Maynard and the pass is incomplete.
7:263/10own 243 - 3131 Namath hits Maynard but in and out of his hands.
7:204/10own 243 - 3P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
Blocked Punt! 1973 Miami (MIA) recover at the NEW 15.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 7:13
7:131/10153 - 3212 Griese tosses the ball just out of reach of Kiick. Incomplete pass.
7:082/10153 - 3131 Kiick gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
6:263/9143 - 3230 Sellers comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1973 Miami scores a touchdown!
6:19PAT 3 - 9FG1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 3 plays, 15 yds, 0:54
1973 Miami (MIA) at 6:19
6:19Kickoffown 303 - 10K1973 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 12 and return it to the NEW 38.
1969 New York (NEW) at 6:10
6:101/10own 383 - 10131 Namath's pass is just out of the reach of Lammons.
6:062/10own 383 - 10212 Namath hits Snell who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
PENALTY on NEW: Holding, 10 yards enforced on the NEW 38 - NO PLAY.
6:002/20own 283 - 10221 Snell gains 5 yards up the middle.
5:163/15own 333 - 10032 Namath hits Lammons who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
4:331/10own 493 - 10221 Namath's short pass is to Maynard who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 5 yd gain.
3:522/5463 - 10221 Namath flips the ball to Maynard. Maynard just gets back to the line of scrimmage.
3:083/5463 - 10221 Namath's pass is to Snell who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 8 yd gain.
2:241/10383 - 10131 Snell gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
2:002/9373 - 10212*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:002/9373 - 10131 Snell picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
1:563/8363 - 10131Namath is sacked by Larry Woods for 8 yards.
1:114/16443 - 10P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 16.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 1:01
1:011/10own 163 - 10212 Griese completes the pass to Morris who makes the catch and attempts to stretch forward, but loses the ball.
1969 New York (NEW) recovers the ball on the MIA 27.
1969 New York (NEW) at 0:53
0:531/10273 - 10131 Snell picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:492/9263 - 10131*** 1969 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:492/9263 - 10212 Boozer picks up 3 yards off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
0:453/6233 - 10230 Namath soft pass is to Sauer who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 5 yd gain.
0:404/1183 - 10212 Boozer pounds ahead for 18 yards.
1969 New York scores a touchdown!
0:33PAT 9 - 10FG1969 New York (NEW) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 27 yds, 0:20
1969 New York (NEW) at 0:33
0:33Kickoffown 3010 - 10K1969 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1973 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 7 and return it to the MIA 24.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 0:29
0:291/10own 2410 - 10212 Griese overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
0:232/10own 2410 - 10230 Griese completes the pass to Briscoe who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 9 yd gain.
0:193/1own 3310 - 10221 Griese overthrows Briscoe and the pass is incomplete.
0:114/1own 3310 - 10P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 34.
1969 New York (NEW) at 0:02
0:021/10own 3410 - 10131 Namath hits Turner deep downfield who makes the catch and falls forward for a 45 yd gain.
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1969 New York: 10 1973 Miami: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1973 Miami (MIA) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3010 - 10K1973 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW -1 and return it to the NEW 23.
1969 New York (NEW) at 14:52
14:521/10own 2310 - 10131 Namath overthrows Sauer and the pass is incomplete.
14:462/10own 2310 - 10131 Snell pounds ahead for 12 yards.
14:041/10own 3510 - 10131 Namath zips the short pass to Sauer. Tackled immediately for a 1 yd gain.
13:222/9own 3610 - 10221 Boozer is stopped at the line.
12:483/9own 3610 - 10131 Namath hits Snell who makes the catch and falls forward for a 19 yd gain.
12:081/104510 - 10221 Snell pounds ahead for 5 yards.
11:292/54010 - 10131 Boozer picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
10:503/43910 - 10230 Namath's long pass is just out of reach of Turner. Incomplete pass.
10:444/43910 - 10P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 18.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 10:32
10:321/10own 1810 - 10131 Morris pounds ahead for 2 yards.
9:582/8own 2010 - 10131 Griese tosses the ball out to Mandich who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 2 yd gain.
9:233/6own 2210 - 10230 Griese hits Briscoe who makes the catch and falls forward for a 11 yd gain.
8:381/10own 3310 - 10131 Griese scrambles for no gain.
7:552/10own 3310 - 10230 Morris gains 12 yards up the middle.
7:131/10own 4510 - 10131 Csonka picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
6:342/9own 4610 - 10212 Griese's short pass is to Warfield. Catch is good and Warfield gets some yardage for a 8 yd gain.
PENALTY on NEW: Defensive Pass Interference, 8 yards enforced on the NEW 46 - NO PLAY. Automatic First Down.
6:281/104610 - 10221 Csonka gains 46 yards up the middle.
1973 Miami scores a touchdown!
6:17PAT 10 - 16FG1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 7 plays, 74 yds, 4:09
1973 Miami (MIA) at 6:17
6:17Kickoffown 3010 - 17K1973 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 8 and return it to the NEW 29.
1969 New York (NEW) at 6:09
6:091/10own 2910 - 17221 Boozer rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
5:312/8own 3110 - 17131 Snell rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
4:533/7own 3210 - 17131 Namath's long pass is just out of reach of Turner. Incomplete pass.
PENALTY on NEW: Holding, declined.
4:464/7own 3210 - 17P1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a punt.
1973 Miami (MIA) return it to the NEW 38.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 4:33
4:331/103810 - 17221 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
3:572/93710 - 17212 Griese zips the short pass to Mandich who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 16 yd gain.
3:171/102110 - 17131 Csonka is buried for a loss of 4 yards.
2:412/142510 - 17131 Csonka pounds ahead for 8 yards.
1:583/61710 - 17122 Warfield comes down with the pass in the endzone.
1973 Miami scores a touchdown!
1:52PAT 10 - 23FG1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 38 yds, 2:41
1973 Miami (MIA) at 1:52
1:52Kickoffown 3010 - 24K1973 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1969 New York (NEW) catch the ball at the NEW 1 and return it to the NEW 23.
1969 New York (NEW) at 1:44
1:441/10own 2310 - 24221 Boozer carries, but is tackled for a loss of 2 yards.
1:042/12own 2110 - 24131 Snell gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
0:273/11own 2210 - 24131 Namath hits Sauer. Catch is good and Sauer gets big yardage for a 28 yd gain.
0:001/105010 - 24221Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1969 New York: 10 1973 Miami: 24

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:001/105010 - 24131 Boozer pounds ahead for 1 yard.
14:252/94910 - 24221 Namath's short pass is to Lammons who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 5 yd gain.
13:433/44410 - 24230 Namath hits Maynard who makes the catch and falls forward for a 9 yd gain.
13:031/103510 - 24131 Snell picks his way for 5 yards.
12:252/53010 - 24131 Namath's pass is to Maynard who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 16 yd gain.
11:421/101410 - 24221 Boozer gets 7 yards on a pitch right.
11:062/3710 - 24131 Snell carries, but is tackled for a loss of 3 yards.
10:303/61010 - 24131 Namath's short pass is to Maynard who makes the catch and falls forward for a 3 yd gain.
9:464/3710 - 24FG1969 New York (NEW) prepares for a FG attempt.
Turner's 24 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 11 plays, 70 yds, 7:19
1969 New York (NEW) at 9:42
9:42Kickoffown 3013 - 24K1969 New York (NEW) prepares to kickoff.
1973 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 6 and return it to the MIA 22.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 9:35
9:351/10own 2213 - 24131 Morris picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
9:002/9own 2313 - 24131 Griese tosses the ball out to Warfield who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 15 yd gain.
8:201/10own 3813 - 24221 Csonka picks up 4 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
7:432/6own 4213 - 24140Griese is sacked by Al Atkinson for 7 yards.
7:023/13own 3513 - 24230 Griese's long pass is broken up. Incomplete pass.
6:544/13own 3513 - 24P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 31.
1969 New York (NEW) at 6:45
6:451/10own 3113 - 24221 Boozer gains 5 yards up the middle.
6:222/5own 3613 - 24131 Snell gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
6:013/4own 3713 - 24131 Mathis rushes for a loss of 2 yards.
5:384/6own 3513 - 24221 Snell picks up 11 yards on a draw play.
5:051/10own 4613 - 24221 Mathis gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
4:492/8own 4813 - 24212 Snell pounds ahead for 1 yard.
4:453/7own 4913 - 24212*** 1969 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
4:453/7own 4913 - 24131 Namath completes the pass to Lammons who makes the catch and is run out of bounds for a 15 yd gain.
4:391/103613 - 24221 Boozer picks his way to the sidelines for 1 yard. Boozer runs out of bounds.
4:352/93513 - 24212 Mathis gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
4:183/73313 - 24032 Namath's pass is to Lammons who makes the catch and falls forward for a 8 yd gain.
3:561/102513 - 24221Namath's pass is intercepted.
Dick Anderson returns the interception to the MIA 37.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 3:47
3:471/10own 3713 - 24131 Morris gets back to the line of scrimmage.
3:042/10own 3713 - 24212 Morris gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
2:203/6own 4113 - 24131 Csonka picks up 12 yards on a draw play.
2:141/104713 - 24131*** 1969 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:141/104713 - 24212 Morris rushes for 3 yards off tackle right.
2:102/74413 - 24212*** 1969 New York (NEW) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
2:102/74413 - 24212 Csonka gains 3 yards on a sweep left.
2:003/44113 - 24131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:003/44113 - 24131 Csonka gets 3 yards on a pitch right.
1:174/13813 - 24P1973 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1969 New York (NEW) return it to the NEW 9.
1969 New York (NEW) at 1:07
1:071/10own 913 - 24221 Namath's pass is just out of reach of Sauer. Incomplete pass.
1:012/10own 913 - 24212 Namath overthrows Snell and the pass is incomplete.
0:553/10own 913 - 24131 Namath scrambles to the sideline for 4 yards, and runs out of bounds.
0:494/6own 1313 - 24221 Namath soft pass is to Lammons who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting knocked out of bounds for a 6 yd gain.
0:421/10own 1913 - 24221 Snell gets back to the line of scrimmage.
0:322/10own 1913 - 24221Namath spikes the ball.
0:303/10own 1913 - 24131 Namath throws to Maynard but he can't hold on to the ball.
0:254/10own 1913 - 24131 Namath's long pass is just out of reach of Turner. Incomplete pass.
1973 Miami (MIA) at 0:18
0:181/101913 - 24212Griese takes a knee.
0:002/112013 - 24212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1969 New York: 13 1973 Miami: 24

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