Everything is an event in the NFL. Including the release of the schedule. We already knew the opponents, now we get them in order.
Controversial stance: The schedule release might be more important in the near term than the draft. Understanding it has a far greater impact on the franchise, you don’t really get to know how a team did in the draft for 2 years. We saw last year that if games had been scheduled at different times, Miami’s season would have gone differently.
Without further ado:
September 8: Home with Baltimore
September 15: Home with New England
September 22: at Dallas
September 29: Home with the LA Chargers
October 6: BYE
October 13: Home with Washington
October 20: at Buffalo
October 28: at Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football
November 3: New York Jets
November 10: at Indianapolis Colts
November 17: Buffalo Bills
November 24: at Cleveland
December 1: Home with Philadelphia
December 8: at New York Jets
December 15: at New York Giants
December 22: Home with Cincinnati
December 29: at New England
My three quick reactions
1. That opening stretch before the bye is absolutely brutal. The Super Bowl champions. Two teams that won a playoff game in 2018. And another that won 6 out of 7 to close last year and think they’ve found a quarterback.
It could be 0-4 having played 3 home games. I’d be stunned if they lost all 3 at home but those are 3 damn good teams, two of home will bring significant away support to Hard Rock Stadium
2. Fun times for New York based Dolphins fans! You get to act like they’re your hometown team for two weeks. The Dolphins will be at MetLife Stadium for consecutive weeks in December on the 8th and 15th. First, Adam Gase coaches against Miami for the first time at home since departing to the Jets. Second, the GMen host Miami. Which leads us to
3. The last 3 weeks could really play a role in draft status. The Giants are in a rebuild similar to the Dolphins and just parted with their best player. I’m not a fan of Cincinnati, especially given they lost 7 of their last 8.
And who knows with the Patriots in Week 17. They could’ve clinched home field throughout the AFC playoffs and might not be trying. If this season is about rebuilding and maybe even securing the number one pick for Miami, those last 3 games could play a pivotal role
— Albert Wilson II (@iThinkIsee12) April 18, 2019
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