Here is the Miami Dolphins 2015 regular-season schedule. My commentary is found further down.
WK 1 Sunday, Sept. 13 -- at Washington, 1 p.m.
WK 2 Sunday, Sept. 20 -- at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.
WK 3 Sunday, Sept. 27 -- Buffalo Bills, 4:25 p.m.
WK 4 Sunday, Oct. 4 -- New York Jets (in London)
WK 5 Sunday-Monday Oct. 11-12 -- BYE
WK 6 Sunday Oct. 18 -- at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.
WK 7 Sunday Oct. 25 -- Houston Texans, 1 p.m.
WK 8 Thursday Oct. 29 -- at New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m.
WK 9 Sunday, November 8 -- at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
WK 10 Sunday, November 15 -- at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
WK 11 Sunday, November 22 -- Dallas Cowboys, 1 p.m.
WK 12 Sunday, November 29 -- at New York Jets, 1 p.m.
WK 13 Sunday, December 6 -- Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m.
WK 14 Monday, December 14 -- New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.
WK 15 Sunday, December 20 -- at San Diego Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
WK 16 Sunday, December 27 -- Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
WK 17 Sunday, January 3 -- New England Patriots, 1 p.m.
The Dolphins open the first two weeks on the road because, I'm told, that's what they requested to have more time to get Sun Life Stadium, undergoing renovations this summer, for the season opener.
The first 10 weeks of the NFL season, the Dolphins will be on the road for seven of them.
The Dolphins obviously play two prime time games.
The Thursday night game against the Patriots in New England will be a difficult assignment. The Patriots are very good at home and Miami not only has less time to prepare but will have to travel as well. Road teams on Thursday night traditionally do not fare well since that series was instituted.
The end of the season?
Back-to-back home games to finish the season is a good thing. Back-to-back home games to finish the season against the Colts and Patriots -- the two teams who played for the AFC Championship in January is not a prize.
And then there's that three-game road trip in late October and early November at New England, at Buffalo and at Philly is not great. The only consolation there is the Dolphins will have extra time to prepare for that Bills home game after playing the Patriots on a Thursday night.