The Dolphins will open defense of their AFC East division title on Sunday Sept. 13 against the Atlanta Falcons according to the NFL schedule released by the NFL moments ago.
The Dolphins schedule, the hardest in all the NFL according to 2008 records, will hit prime time the second week of the season when the Dolphins host the Colts at Dolphin Stadium on Monday Sept. 21 in their first prime time game since 2007.
That game will require the Florida Marlins to move their previously scheduled game against Philadelphia to be moved to July.
The Dolphins are scheduled for four prime time games. They also play the New York Jets Oct. 12 on ESPN, the Carolina Panthers Nov. 19 on NFL Network and the New England Patriots Dec. 6 in Miami on NBC.
The NFL schedule-making computer has been quite kind to the Dolphins as they play three games at home the first five weeks of the season, while the temperatures and humidity in Miami will still be quite high. Meanwhile, the Dolphins don't have a horrible cold weather game to speak of, barring a storm of some kind.
The team finishes the season with consecutive home games and the three December games prior to that will come at balmy Jacksonville, at home against New England and in Nashville against Tennessee where it might be cold, but it won't be anything like Buffalo.
|Sept. 13||at Atlanta Falcons||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|SEPT. 21||INDIANAPOLIS COLTS||8:30 P.M.||ESPN|
|Sept. 27||at San Diego Chargers||4:15 p.m.||CBS|
|OCT. 4||BUFFALO BILLS||4:05 P.M.||CBS|
|OCT. 12||NEW YORK JETS||8:30 P.M.||ESPN|
|Oct. 18||Bye Weekend|
|OCT. 25||NEW ORLEANS SAINTS||4:15 P.M.||FOX|
|Nov. 1||at New York Jets||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 8||at New England Patriots||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|NOV. 15||TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS||1:00 P.M.||FOX|
|Nov. 19||at Carolina Panthers||8:20 p.m.||NFLN|
|Nov. 29||at Buffalo Bills#||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|DEC. 6||NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS#||8:20 P.M.||NBC|
|Dec. 13||at Jacksonville Jaguars#||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 20||at Tennessee Titans#||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|DEC. 27||HOUSTON TEXANS#||1:00 P.M.||CBS|
|JAN. 3||PITTSBURGH STEELERS#||1:00 P.M.||CBS|
*All games are Eastern Time.
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