Only One Prime-time Game for Dolphins in 2019

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It truly is a wake up call when the Cleveland Browns are a larger draw than the Miami Dolphins. 

Or has it been that way for a while…

Regardless, the Browns will be featured on prime-time(MNF, SNF, TNF, International, Thanksgiving) four times this upcoming season. That is three more than Miami will have. The Dolphins will head to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers on their only Monday Night Football appearance in week eight. They will also open at home against the Baltimore Ravens. 

Miami Dolphins 2019 Season Schedule

Sunday
Sep. 8
Baltimore Ravens Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Sep. 15
New England Patriots Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Sep. 22
at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday
Sep. 29
Los Angeles Chargers Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Oct. 6
BYE
Sunday
Oct. 13
Washington Redskins Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday
Oct. 20
at Buffalo Bills New Era Field, Orchard Park, NY1:00pm ET CBS
Monday
Oct. 28
at Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA8:15pm ET ESPN
Sunday
Nov. 3
New York Jets Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Nov. 10
at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN4:05pm ET CBS
Sunday
Nov. 17
Buffalo Bills Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Nov. 24
at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Dec. 1
Philadelphia Eagles Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET FOX
Sunday
Dec. 8
at New York Jets MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Dec. 15
at New York Giants MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Dec. 22
Cincinnati Bengals Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL1:00pm ET CBS
Sunday
Dec. 29
at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA1:00pm ET CBS

Miami’s first four games before an early BYE week are all against 2018 playoff teams. Also worth noting, Miami will host NE early on and have to travel to Foxborough at the end of the season. As well as a cold back-to-back weeks in New York to play the Jets and Giants in December. 

Do Dolphins deserve more shine?

The NFL schedule makers probably suspect that the Dolphins won’t be close to a top team or even a team worth watching. At this point, before the draft, Miami has yet to warrant any consideration for the limelight. Unless Ryan Fitzpatrick can rekindle some of his magic or they draft a QB early, Miami is better off on the side. 

Still, if the team does end up better than we thought, the NFL can flex their Sunday Night Football schedule after week five.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the season will open with Green Bay and Chicago rather than with the defending champion Patriots. In fact, you can prepare to see the Bears, Cowboys, Chiefs, Steelers, Rams, Eagles, Vikings, Seahawks and Packers at least five times this season on prime-time.

For more schedule thoughts, you should check out our friends at DolphinsTalk.com as they discuss the schedule in full.

DT Daily 4/18: Looking at 2019 Dolphins Schedule

 

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