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Dolphins get multiple prime time games in 2013

The Dolphins have been limited to the league minimum number of prime time games for a while because they haven't been all that good or all that compelling.

But after spending nearly $100 million in guaranteed money on free agents this offseason the networks are obviously seeing the franchise as much more interesting one. That's why Miami will get three prime time games on national television in 2013, NFL and media sources are telling me.

The Dolphins will be on ESPN's Monday night football broadcast at New Orleans on Monday, Sept. 30.

The Dolphins will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, October 31 on NFL Network.

And the next Monday night, on November 11, the Dolphins will travel to Tampa Bay to play before a national cable audience on ESPN.

The NFL will announce the full schedule starting at 8 p.m.

As I reported in the previous blog post, the Dolphins will open the 2013 season at Cleveland on Sunday Sept. 8. The game will be a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The Dolphins haven't won a season-opener since 2010. The Browns stink and have a new coach in former University of Miami tight end Rob Chudzinski. This one seems like a good chance to open the season with a victory.