5 important Miami Dolphins games in 2015

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It’s almost here. The Miami Dolphins will wrap their pre-season, season, tonight against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then it’s cut down day on Saturday and the team heads into the regular season. After five long months of off-season, promising free agent signings, a solid on paper draft, and Ndamukong Suh, the Dolphins are as ready as they are going to be for 2015.

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This season the Dolphins will face six opening weekends of football that pits them against teams that they should be able to beat. In fact you could say that they need to beat these teams in order to make a big run at the playoffs. Miami opens in just over a week in Washington and will play four of their first six games on the road including a home game in London against the New York Jets.

Expectations are high all around. The players believe this is a playoff team but recognize the importance of winning and showing up on Sunday’s. While the first six games are no pushovers, the Dolphins should be favored in all of them. They face, in addition to Washington, the Jaguars, Bills, Jets, Titans and Texans. The Dolphins will face quarterbacks who have huge question marks entering the season.

While the front end of the schedule favors the Dolphins, the second half of the season will not be so easy. Here are the teams five toughest contests of 2015.