Breaking down the 2018 Miami Dolphins regular season schedule
By Brian Miller
The NFL has finally released the 2018 NFL schedule for all teams and the Miami Dolphins now know the when’s to attach to the who’s.
Miami will kick of 2018 with a home game against the Tennessee Titans on September 9th. The game will be a 1:00 kick-off and provided Mother Nature doesn’t intervene the Dolphins will finally open at home.
The annual MetLife Takeover will take over New York in week two again. The Dolphins will travel to the city to face the Jets on September 16th.
Through the course of the season Miami will have only two back-to-back road games. Those will see the team travel to New England in week four and Cincinnati in week 5. Miami will have two series that will be back-to back home stands.
In weeks six and seven the Dolphins will host the Bears and Lions and in weeks 13 and 14 they will host the Bills and Patriots.
Cold weather should not be a huge factor for the Dolphins this season either. Miami will travel in the final week of the season to Buffalo where it will be frigid without question but the Dolphins avoid trips to the Jets and Patriots in the colder months.
While Miami will travel to Green Bay the weather can be unpredictable in early November and Miami may get a reprieve from the blustery winter that Green Bay is noted for. The other northern game against the Vikings is late in the year but they play indoors.
Overall the schedule is rather favorable but the Dolphins only get one primetime game and that comes in week eight in Houston where the Dolphins will play the Texans on Thursday night.
This is good news for Miami who will see more 1:00 p.m. kick-offs forcing teams to play in the humidity of South Florida.
The front end of the schedule is lighter than the second half of the season. Miami will need to get off to a good start and try and keep that momentum going. The second half will see Miami play games against the Bills, Patriots, Vikings, Jaguars, and Bills for a second time. All of whom were playoff teams last season.