Miami Dolphins Have 17th Easiest 2015 Schedule


The Miami Dolphins are dead smack in the middle next season in terms of strength of schedule. They sit at 17th. Miami will face all of their AFC East rivals twice and will also face the NFC East.

In 2015 the Dolphins will be giving up one of their home games to play the New York Jets in London. It’s the 2nd trip to Europe in as many years for the Dolphins and the game again will be held in the 4th week of the season. The start time will be 9:45 a.m. here in the states.

In addition to the home/away games against division teams, Miami faces Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, the New York Giants, and Baltimore all at home. They will face Jaguars, Titans, Eagles, Redskins, and Chargers on the road.

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The strength of schedule is based on a teams opponents win/loss record from the year before. Miami at 17 will face a combined opposition record of 126-130 or a .492 winning percentage. Conversely the Super Bowl defending Patriots will face one of the weaker schedules in 2015. The Patriots opponents combined for a 122 – 134 or .477 winning record.

Overall the strength of schedule never really matters unless it’s breaking ties for draft slots, waiver claims, and the like. On the field the game still needs to be played and teams change personnel every year. Here is the entire list of S.O.S for the 2015 season according to The AFC East teams are in bold.

Pittsburgh Steelers: 147-107-2, .579

Cincinnati Bengals: 144-112, .563

San Francisco 143-112-1, .561

Seattle Seahawks 142-112-2, .559

Arizona Cardinals: 142-113-1, .557

St. Louis Rams: 141-114-1, .553

T-7. Oakland Raiders: 139-116-1, .545

T-7. Kansas City Chiefs: 139-116-1, .545

Cleveland Browns: 138-116-2, .543

Denver Broncos 138-117-1, .541

Baltimore Ravens: 137-117-2, .539

Minnesota Vikings: 138-118, .539

Chicago Bears: 136-120, .531

Green Bay Packers: 135-120-1, .529

Detroit Lions: 135-121, .527

San Diego Chargers: 132-123-1, .518

Miami Dolphins: 126-130, .492

New York Jets: 125-131, .488

Buffalo Bills: 124-131-1, .486

T-20. Washington Redskins: 122-133-1, .478

T-20. New York Giants: 122-133-1, .478

New England Patriots: 122-134, .477

Philadelphia Eagles: 121-134-1, .475

Dallas Cowboys: 119-136-1, .467

Jacksonville Jaguars: 118-137-1, .463

Tennessee Titans: 111-144-1, .435

Carolina Panthers: 111-145, .434

New Orleans Saints: 109-145-2, .429

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 108-146-2, .425

Houston Texans: 106-148-2, .417

Indianapolis Colts: 106-149-1, .417

Atlanta Falcons: 104-150-2, .409