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MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins today announced their 2017 schedule. The team will kick off the 2017 season at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. against Tampa Bay. It is just the second time since 2011 the Dolphins have opened the season at home.

The Dolphins are scheduled to have four primetime games, the most since the 2004 season, including three in a row from Weeks 8-10. It is the first time in franchise history the team will play three straight primetime games. Miami will first appear in primetime on Thursday Night Football in Week 8 (Oct. 26) at Baltimore. In Week 9 (Nov. 5), the Dolphins will host Oakland on Sunday Night Football. The following week will feature Miami at Carolina on Monday Night Football on Nov. 13. The Dolphins will also play on Monday Night Football in Week 14 (Dec. 11) when they host New England.

Miami’s home schedule features an impressive slate of opponents, including the past two Super Bowl champions – Denver and New England. The seven teams the Dolphins will host at Hard Rock Stadium were a collective 65-47 last year and all but two of them had winning records in 2016.

As a whole, the Dolphins will play the AFC and NFC champions from each of the past two seasons – Denver, New England, Carolina and Atlanta. Of Miami’s 16 games, three will come against teams that played in Super Bowl LI, five will be against 2016 playoff teams and eight will take place against teams with a winning record last season.

Miami will travel to London for a regular-season game for the fourth time in team history and kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Oct. 1 vs. New Orleans. Miami won a 2014 meeting with Oakland at Wembley Stadium but fell short in a 2007 meeting with the New York Giants and a 2015 showdown against the New York Jets.

The Dolphins will also play two road games in new NFL venues. In Week 2 (Sept. 17), the Dolphins will play the Chargers at StubHub Center in the Chargers’ first regular season home game since returning to Los Angeles. In Week 6 (Oct. 15), Miami will play in Atlanta’s brand new venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Dolphins also announced dates and times for their four preseason games. The first game vs. Atlanta will be played on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. In Week 2, the Dolphins will host Baltimore on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. The team will play at Philadelphia in Week 3 on Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. before wrapping up the preseason at Minnesota in Week 4 on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

All games can be heard on Miami’s Sports Radio 560 WQAM, the official flagship radio partner of the franchise, and simulcast on KISS 99.9 FM. The four preseason games can be seen locally in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market on WFOR-TV CBS4, the official local television broadcast partner of the Miami Dolphins.

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MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Thurs., Aug. 10 ATLANTA FALCONS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 17 BALTIMORE RAVENS Hard Rock Stadium WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 24 at Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field WFOR CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 31 at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium WFOR CBS4 8 p.m.

MIAMI DOLPHINS 2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT STADIUM NETWORK TIME (ET)
Sun., Sept. 10 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 17 at Los Angeles Chargers StubHub Center CBS 4:05 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 24 at New York Jets MetLife Stadium CBS 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 1 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Wembley Stadium (London) FOX 9:30 a.m.
Sun., Oct. 8 TENNESSEE TITANS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 15 at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Oct. 22 NEW YORK JETS Hard Rock Stadium FOX 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Oct. 26 at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium CBS/NFLN/Amazon 8:25 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 5 OAKLAND RAIDERS Hard Rock Stadium NBC 8:30 p.m.*
Mon., Nov. 13 at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19 BYE WEEK
Sun., Nov. 26 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 3 DENVER BRONCOS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Mon., Dec. 11 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Hard Rock Stadium ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 17 at Buffalo Bills New Era Field CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 24 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*
Sun., Dec. 31 BUFFALO BILLS Hard Rock Stadium CBS 1 p.m.*

* Game subject to flexible scheduling in Weeks 5-17
All times EASTERN

For the fourth straight year, a select number of games will be “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences. Some of those contests were announced today while the remainder of “cross-flexed” games will be decided during the season.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 5-17. Additionally, in Weeks 5-10, flexible scheduling may be used in no more than two weeks. In Weeks 5-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move will be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to Dec. 31. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

2017 Schedule Notes

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 25, Tampa Bay 23; Nov. 15, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Tampa Bay 22, Miami 19; Nov. 11, 2013
  • The Series: Tied at 5-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Three of the past four meetings have been decided by three points or less.
  • Despite being the closest NFL team to the Dolphins (only 271 driving miles from Raymond James Stadium to Hard Rock Stadium), the two teams have met just five times in the past 25 years.

Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. at L.A. Chargers)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Miami 31, San Diego 24; Nov. 13, 2016
  • The Last Time (IN LOS ANGELES): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 17-15 (includes four playoff games)
  • The Dolphins are 10-3 in their last 13 games against the Chargers dating back to 1995.
  • Miami is 7-11 all-time in games played at the Chargers (includes win on Oct. 27, 2003 in game moved to Tempe, Ariz. due to wildfires).
  • Miami is 6-2 all-time in games played in the Los Angeles area (includes games at Rams, Raiders, Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl XVII).
  • The two teams have met in four consecutive seasons (2013-16) with the Dolphins taking three of the four meetings.
  • This will be the first of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as the Chargers are playing in the StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.) for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

New York Jets (Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at N.Y. Jets | Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 27, N.Y. Jets 23; Nov. 6, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, N.Y. Jets 13; Dec. 17, 2016
  • The Series:Y. Jets lead 53-49-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • The Dolphins are 26-25-1 all-time at home against the N.Y. Jets.
  • The Dolphins are 23-28 all-time in road games at the N.Y. Jets.
  • Miami has won four of its past five (and seven of its past nine) road meetings at the N.Y. Jets.

New Orleans Saints (Sunday, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. at London)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New Orleans 46, Miami 34; Oct. 25, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): New Orleans 38, Miami 17; Sept. 30, 2013 (at New Orleans)
  • The Last Time (IN LONDON): N.Y. Jets, 27, Miami 14; Oct. 4, 2015
  • The Series: Miami leads 6-5
  • Miami is 3-1 all-time in home games vs. the Saints.
  • This is the Dolphins’ fourth trip to London with all four games coming at Wembley Stadium.
  • Miami is 1-2 all-time in London with a win against Oakland in 2014 and losses vs. N.Y. Giants in 2007 and vs. N.Y. Jets in 2015.
  • Running back Jay Ajayi was born in London, lived there until he was seven years old and is a British citizen.

Tennessee Titans (Sunday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME/OVERALL): Tennessee 30, Miami 17; Oct. 9, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 19-17 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 11-9 all-time vs. the Titans/Oilers at home.
  • The Dolphins have won three of their past five and six of their past nine home games against the Titans.
  • Miami is 9-5 in its past 13 games against Tennessee.

Atlanta Falcons (Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Atlanta)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Atlanta 19, Miami 7; Sept. 13, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 27, Atlanta 23; Sept. 22, 2013
  • The Series: Miami leads 8-4
  • Miami is 2-2 all-time against Atlanta in road games.
  • This will be the second of two stadiums the Dolphins will play in for the first time this season as Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in downtown Atlanta for the 2017 season.
  • Miami’s last road win against the Falcons came on Sept. 21, 1980 in a 20-17 victory at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.

Baltimore Ravens (Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. at Baltimore)

  • The Last Time (AWAY/OVERALL): Baltimore 38, Miami 6; Dec. 4, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): Miami 19, Baltimore 6; Sept. 17, 2000 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Baltimore leads 8-6 (includes two playoff games)
  • Miami is 1-3 all-time in games played at the Baltimore Ravens.
  • The Dolphins are 9-8 all-time in games played in Baltimore (includes games against the Ravens and Colts).
  • The two teams have met in the past four straight seasons (2013-16) with Baltimore taking three of the four meetings.
  • Miami is 2-2 in its past four games on Thursdays.

Oakland Raiders (Sunday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 35, Oakland 13; Sept. 16, 2012
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Miami 38, Oakland 14; Sept. 28, 2014 (at London)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME):A. Raiders 13, Miami 10; Nov. 19, 1990 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Oakland leads 19-17-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 10-8-1 all-time at home against Oakland.
  • The Dolphins have won seven of their past eight home games against the Raiders, dating back to 1992 (lone loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • Miami has won five straight and 11 of the past 13 contests against the Raiders (last loss was Sept. 30, 2007).
  • This will be the Dolphins’ first appearance on Sunday Night Football since Sept. 26, 2010 vs. the New York Jets

Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov. 13 at 8:30 p.m. at Carolina)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 24, Carolina 17; Nov. 19, 2009
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Carolina 20, Miami 16; Nov. 24, 2013 (at Miami)
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): First meeting
  • The Series: Miami leads 4-1
  • Miami is 2-0 all-time at Carolina.
  • This is just the third time the Dolphins have played at Carolina and only the second time since 1998.
  • The Dolphins won each of their first four meetings vs. the Panthers (1998-2009) before falling in their last meeting on Nov. 24, 2013.

New England Patriots (Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at New England | Monday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): New England 35, Miami 14; Jan. 1, 2017
  • The Last Time (AWAY): New England 31, Miami 24; Sept. 18, 2016
  • The Last Time (PRIMETIME): New England 36, Miami 7; Oct. 29, 2015 (at New England)
  • The Series: Miami leads 53-50 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 36-16 all-time at home against New England.
  • Miami is 17-34 all-time in games played at New England.
  • The Dolphins have won three (2013-15) of their past four home games vs. the Patriots.

Denver Broncos (Sunday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Denver 18, Miami 15; Oct. 23, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Denver 39, Miami 36; Nov. 23, 2014 (at Denver)
  • The Series: Miami leads 11-6-1 (includes one playoff game)
  • Miami is 7-1 all-time in home games vs. the Broncos with their only loss coming in the most recent meeting on Oct. 23, 2011.
  • The Dolphins have won five of its past eight games against the Broncos, dating back to 1999.
  • Head Coach Adam Gase spent six seasons on the Broncos’ coaching staff and was offensive coordinator from 2013-14, helping the Broncos win the AFC Championship in 2013.

Buffalo Bills (Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo | Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. at Miami)

  • The Last Time (HOME): Miami 28, Buffalo 25; Oct. 23, 2016
  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 34, Buffalo 31 (OT); Dec. 24, 2016
  • The Series: Miami leads 60-45-1 (includes four playoff games)
  • Miami is 34-18-1 all-time vs. Buffalo at home.
  • Miami is 26-25 all-time in games played at Buffalo (includes win on Dec. 7, 2008 in Toronto).
  • The Dolphins swept the season series with Buffalo last year for the first time since 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. at Kansas City)

  • The Last Time (AWAY): Miami 31, Kansas City 3; Nov. 6, 2011
  • The Last Time (OVERALL): Kansas City 34, Miami 15; Sept. 21, 2014 (at Miami)
  • The Series: Miami leads 16-13 (includes three playoff games)
  • Miami is 5-6 all-time at Kansas City, including an AFC Divisional round double-overtime win on Dec. 25, 1971.
  • The Dolphins have won their past two games in Kansas City, posting wins in 2008 and 2011.
  • This will be just Miami’s third trip to Arrowhead Stadium since 1991.