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<big><b>20.</b></big> The onside punt in 1980. Down 16-7 to Cincinnati, having just suffered a safety, Don Shula had punter George Roberts skid the ball the requisite 10 yards to make it a live ball. The Dolphins recovered, drove for a touchdown and then added a late field goal to win.
<big><b>19.</b></big> In 1991, Cincinnati LB Alex Gordon blindsides Pete Stoyanovich on a kickoff and then went laughing to the sideline. Bryan Cox went running into the Bengals sideline, looking for Gordon, taking on any Bengal. The suddenly charged Dolphins went on to romp over Cincinnati, 37-13.
<big><b>18.</b></big> Marino's pass ricochets off Chicago tackle Dan Hampton's helmet and into the hands of a wide-open Mark Clayton, who goes 42 yards for a touchdown to give Miami a 38-17 lead in the Bears' only defeat of the 1985 season.
<b><big>17.</big></b> Jets defensive coordinator Pete Carroll wraps his hands around his throat in a "choke" sign after Dolphins kicker Pete Stoyanovich misses an extra point in 1992.
<b><big>16.</big></b> The intentional safety in 1973.
<b><big>15.</big></b> Out of the Wildcat formation unveiled in this game, Ronnie Brown throws a 19-yard touchdown to Anthony Fasano in a 2008 upset of New England.
<b><big>14.</big></b> Fulton Walker returns a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, giving the Dolphins a brief 17-10 lead over Washington in the 1983 Super Bowl.
<big><b>13.</b></big> Larry Seiple runs 37 yards on a fake punt to change the 1972 AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh and keep the 1972 Perfect Season going.
<b><big>12.</big></b> Lamar Smith's 17-yard touchdown run beats the Colts in overtime in the 2000 playoffs.
<big><b>11.</b></big> In 1985, Mark Duper hauls in a Marino rainbow pass with his fingertips, completing a 50-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left to the give the Dolphins a 21-17 win against the Jets.
<b><big>10.</big></b> With 17 seconds left and Buffalo at the Dolphins' 5-yard line, Trace Armstrong sacks quarterback Doug Flutie to win the 1998 playoff game.
<b><big>9.</big></b> Leon Lett's Thanksgiving turkey play in Dallas.
<b><big>8.</big></b> A.J. Duhe gets his third interception of the game and returns it 35 yards for a touchdown in the final minutes to cement a win against the Jets in the 1982 AFC Championship game.
<big><b>7.</b></big> Dick Anderson's weaving, 62-yard interception return for a touchdown in '71 AFC Championship game to cement the Dolphins' first Super Bowl trip.
<b><big>6.</big></b> Greg Camarillo races 64 yards for a touchdown catch against Baltimore in overtime to put the "won" in the 1-15 season of 2007.
<b><big>5.</big></b> Dan Marino's 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down gives the Dolphins a victory over New England in the 1994 season opener.
<b><big>4.</big></b> Joe Auer returns the franchise-opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown in 1966.
<b><big>3.</big></b> Garo Yepremians 37-yard field goal ends "The Longest Game" in the 1971 playoffs against Kansas City on Christmas Day.
<big><b>2.</b></big> Dan Marino's "Clock Play" in 1995.
<b><big>1.</big></b> Hook-and-lateral from 1981 AFC playoff game against San Diego.
Greg Camarillo races 64 yards for a touchdown catch against Baltimore in overtime to put the "won" in the 1-15 season of 2007.
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/ December 16, 2007 )
Team owner H. Wayne Huizenga cried in relief in the locker room. It kept the Dolphins from having the worst season in NFL history.
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