The NFL announced the 2020 NFL schedule for the entire league. With the many precautions due to necessary complications of the current environment, this is subject to change. What would be the reason for a potential delay or adjustment of the season is unknown and frankly the greatest concern, it is nice to see the NFL moving forward with a hopeful outlook.
Their motivations are clearly profit driven, but if done right with the best and safest practices, football’s return could be a boon for many in the United States and fans around the world. Here is the schedule for the Miami Dolphins in 2020-2021.
Week 16 (Sat. or Sun., Dec. 26 or 27): at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 17 (Jan. 3): at Buffalo Bills
There are a few things to note despite still having PLENTY of time for franchises to shape up or fall apart (making predictions right now is truly a wasted exercise).
The Dolphins begin the season at New England which could be beneficial for Miami. The Dolphins finished off the 2019 season with a victory in Foxboro so starting with a win would create a huge statement in the Tom Brady-less AFC East. Additionally, Bill Belichick performs very well against rookie Quarterbacks, and knowing Fitzpatrick will likely begin the season it could be beneficial to have a steady hand to begin the fall with so many new faces.
The Dolphins only have one primetime game, this will occur in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The fact that Miami has only one nationally televised game is good news, indicating not many expect much from the Phins. There will be an underdog element being promoted by the coaching staff with such a young and hungry team allowing for the team to fly under the radar and potentially surprise some teams early on in the season.
The team plays the NFC West as well as the AFC West as well as the Jaguars and Bengals. A potential late season matchup with Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow may be very exciting to see and a set up for a potential rivalry for the next decade in the AFC.
Unlike most seasons, the team will face the same opponent in consecutive games. The Dolphins will play the Jets at home in Week 10, and following a Week 11 bye, they will travel up to New York to hopefully sweep Adam Gase’s squad.
How do you think the team will do in 2020? Will they surprise the league or will the new and young roster struggle to get their footing? Let us know in the comments below.