All through the day, everybody with a keyboard and a secure web connection had been leaking numerous dates, occasions, and matchups for the upcoming 2021 NFL season. Heck, even the official workforce accounts received into the motion, posting hilarious threads— some even in contrast their 2021 opponents to pop tarts.
We tried our greatest to maintain up with all the newest information and rumors, however now the clock reads 8:00 PM, and which means the Miami Dolphins have OFFICIALLY launched their 2021 NFL schedule.
Listed here are what the Dates/Instances appear like:
- Week 1 | @ Chicago Bears – 8/14 – (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 2 | vs Atlanta Falcons – 8/21- (7:00 PM EST)
- Week 3 | @ Cincinnati Bengals – 8/29 – (4:00 PM EST)
- Week 1 | @ New England Patriots – 9/12- (4.25 PM EST)
- Week 2 | vs Buffalo Payments – 9/19- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 3 | @ Las Vegas Raiders – 9/26 – (4:05 PM EST)
- Week 4 | vs Indianapolis Colts – 10/3 – (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 5 | @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 10/10 – (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 6 | @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 10/17- (9:30 AM EST) LONDON
- Week 7 | vs Atlanta Falcons – 10/24- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 8 | @ Buffalo Payments – 10/31- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 9 | vs Houston Texans – 11/7- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 10 | vs Baltimore Ravens – 11/11- (8:20 PM EST) THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
- Week 11 | @ New York Jets – 11/21- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 12 | vs Carolina Panthers- 11/28- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 13 | vs New York Giants – 12/05 – (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 14 | BYE
- Week 15 | vs New York Jets – TBD
- Week 16 | @ New Orleans Saints – 12/27 – (8:15 PM EST) MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
- Week 17 | @ Tennessee Titans – 1/2- (1:00 PM EST)
- Week 18 | vs New England Patriots – 1/9- (1:00 PM EST)
In whole, the Miami Dolphins obtained three primetime video games (I’m counting the London recreation!), which is lots higher than the lone Thursday Evening matchup vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars from a season in the past.
Talking of Jacksonville, Brian Flores’ Dolphins will journey to London in Week 6 (Oct. 17) to tackle City Meyer’s new-look Jaguars—in what may be the beginning of a brand new in-state rivalry. I’m 100% in favor of this, particularly contemplating the Jags are the workforce forfeiting a real dwelling recreation, and we all know the Dolphins have a powerful following over the pond. Tua vs. Lawrence must be superior.
Miami may even face off vs. the New Orleans Saints on the highway on Monday Evening Soccer (Dec.27) and the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Evening Soccer (Nov.11). The final time Miami performed the Saints on MNF (2013), the workforce misplaced 38-17, falling to 3-1 on the season. The remainder of that yr was forgettable.
As for the Ravens, I’m going to faux Miami’s week 1 loss to Baltimore in Brian Flores’ first season by no means occurred, however that also doesn’t make the Dolphins’ current historical past vs. the Ravens any higher. The Miami Dolphins are 2-8 of their final ten video games vs. the Baltimore Ravens—a kind of video games being the long-lasting 2007 thriller the place Cleo Lemon linked with Greg Camarillo in time beyond regulation to get Miami’s first and solely win of the season.
Divisional matchups would possibly be a bit of simpler this yr, because the workforce gained’t have any late-December video games on the highway—as Sern mentioned in his piece earlier at this time. However taking part in the New England Patriots in Foxborough Week 1 AND THEN closing the season out vs. the New England Patriots is extraordinarily becoming. And jogs my memory of this iconic quote from Ric Aptitude—
“To be the person, it’s important to beat the person.”
I’m excited. Now we simply want to attend the lengthy and excruciating 4 months.
With the Miami Dolphins 2021 NFL schedule formally revealed, what video games are you most trying ahead to this season? Do you intend on attending any video games? May the Week 18 matchup vs. New England be for the AFC title?