Miami Dolphins: Why Sunday Night Football is a must-watch this week

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Why the Miami Dolphins game on Sunday Night Football is a must-watch

3. This is one of just a few Sunday Night Football appearances for Miami

Believe it or not, there is no team in the NFL aside from the Jacksonville Jaguars who have had fewer appearances on NBC’s Sunday Night Football than the Miami Dolphins. Not the Texans, not the Lions, not the Browns. The Dolphins.

Miami has been scheduled for just four Sunday Night games since 2006, but have only actually played in three, since their 2009 matchup with the New England Patriots was flexed out of prime time. They are the only team in the league to have never won on SNF, going 0-3 in their limited appearances.

The last time the Dolphins were shown on NBC was the season after the last time they made the playoffs, which was the Adam Gase/Jay Cutler year that we all hold so near and dear to our hearts. Miami lost that 2017 contest to the Oakland Raiders, and haven’t had the honor of appearing since then.

After this weekend, the Dolphins will still have the second-fewest SNF appearances, but will show up on the scoreboard as being tied with the Browns for 5, because of the 2009 flexed game. They’ll then be two behind the Tennessee Titans, three behind the Bills, and four behind the Panthers.