The Miami Dolphins will indeed face the New England Patriots at home to start the season on September 7th before traveling to Buffalo in week 2. The Dolphins will then host the Kansas City Chiefs in week 3 before heading to England to face the Raiders.
Following the teams bye week, they will host the Green Bay Packers on October 12th before a back to back road trip to Chicago and Jacksonville. The Dolphins will host the San Diego Chargers at home on November 2nd to finish off their first half of the season.
In all the Dolphins will have two primetime games. A November 13th game at home against the Bills and two weeks later on December 1st when they face the New York Jets in New York. As speculated the Dolphins will end the season at home vs. the Jets who knocked them out of the playoffs last season in week 17.
In between the teams eighth game and week 17 the team will also play the Lions in Detroit in week 10, the Broncos in Denver in week 12, host the Ravens in week 14 and the Vikings in week 16.
The Dolphins schedule is far better in terms of travel than last season where they opened with four games out of five on the road including a trip to the Louisiana Superdome where they lost their first game. This season the Dolphins will have back to back travel trips twice. The team only has one back to back to back home games. Weeks 16 and 17.
Overall the schedule is a tough one. The Dolphins will face five playoff teams including the AFC Champion Denver Broncos. They will play three potentially cold weather games at Denver and the Jets in late November and first of December with the late season visit to New England. It’s a fair trade as the Patriots will visit Miami’s hot and extremely humid September weather.
We will have more breakdown of the schedule over the next few days. In the meantime here is the full schedule.