Breaking Down the 2022 Dolphins Schedule


Breaking Down the 2022 Dolphins Schedule

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The Miami Dolphins' entire schedule for the 2022 NFL season was released at 8 p.m. tonight. The teams season opener on Sept. 11 at home against the New England Patriots was reported early in the day. The Dolphins' schedule features two prime-time games including a Thursday Night game on Sept. 29 against the Bengals and a Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 23 that will feature the return to Miami of former head coach Brian Flores. The Dolphins will enter the 2022 season after an offseason with a lot of change, including the hiring of new head coach Martin Perez Jersey Mike McDaniel, trading for star wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and the signing of highly sought-after free agent left tackle Terron Armstead. They are also coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2002-03, looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016, and looking to win a playoff game for the first time since 2000. Here's a breakdown of the Dolphins schedule, with the team history against each opponent, interesting storylines, and some other stats fans should know. For the third straight season, the Dolphins will play the Patriots in their opening game, though the previous two were at Gillette Stadium. Miami won last years season opener at Foxboro, 17-16, and holds a 5-5 all-time record against the Patriots on opening day.This game will pit former Alabama quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Mac Jones against each other for the Josh Donaldson Jersey third time with Tagovailoa and the Dolphins winning the previous two matchups. It will also see the return of former Dolphins receiver Devante Parker to Miami after he was traded to the Patriots (along with a 2022 fifth-round pick) for a 2023 third-round pick this offseason. The Dolphins are 3-2 in their last five opening games, and the Patriots havent won in Miami since 2019. Miami will have its first road test of the season against the Ravens. The Dolphins beat the Ravens at home last season 22-10 in a game where Tagovailoa came off the bench after mi sing the previous game with a thumb injury.Despite winning last years game, the Dolphins have struggled when traveling to Baltimore. Miami hasnt won there since 1997 with the Ravens winning the last four matchups. The Dolphins have scored just six total points in their last two games in Baltimore.The Ravens mi sed the postseason for the first time since 2017 last year and are looking to get back on track with a healthier roster while expanding their all-time series lead of 10-7. The Dolphins' first matchup against the Bills will come at Hard Rock Stadium and give Miami a chance to break its seven-game losing streak against Buffalo. The Bills won last years game at Hard Rock Stadium 35-0, so the Dolphins likely will be extra motivated for this early-season bout. The last time Miami beat Buffalo was a 21-17 home victory in 2018, which is the only time Bills quarterback Josh Allen has lost against Miami. Allen has thrown 21 touchdown pa ses and just five interceptions in his eight games against Miami. Although Buffalo has recent succe s on its side, Miami is winning the all-time series 61-54-1. Also, Miami is winning the all-time series in South Florida 35-22-1. Miami will travel to Cincinnati for a prime-time battle on Thursday Night Football for their Week 4 matchup. The Dolphins won the teams' last matchup back in 2020 by a score of 19-7. The Bengals are the defending AFC champs and will be looking to repeat their succe s in 2022. This game will feature a dual of signal-callers from the 2020 draft cla s in former first overall pick Joe Burrow and former fifth overall pick Tagovailoa. This will be the first time the two have squared off as Burrow mi sed the last game with an ACL injury. The Dolphins are 8-8 in Thursday night games and have won Byron Buxton Jersey two straight TNF games. They also lead the all-time series against the Bengals 18-7. The Dolphins first matchup against the Jets comes on the road. The Dolphins beat the Jets 24-17 on the road last season, marking their second straight victory at MetLife Stadium. The Jets are coming off a 4-13 season in 2021 in head coach Robert Saleh's first season. This will be second-year quarterback Zach Wilsons second game against the Dolphins after he mi sed their Week 11 matchup last season. Miami has won three of the last four matchups on the road, but the Jets lead the all-time series when the two play in New York 30-26. Defense has been the way to victory for the Dolphins no matter where the teams play. Miami has Jake Odorizzi Jersey held the Jets to fewer than six points four times since 2017, and that was the last year the Jets eclipsed 24 points against the Dolphins. Miami will play the Vikings at home in a matchup of first-year head coach, McDaniel and Kevin O'Connell. McDaniel and OConnell both come from the Mike Shanahan coaching tree, meaning fans can expect to see similar offensive philosophies during the game. The last time Miami played the Vikings was in 2018 when they lost 41-17 on the road. However, Miami has won three of the teams last four matchups, and they lead the all-time series 8-5. This prime-time game will feature the return to Miami of former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who now serves as a senior defensive a sistant and linebackers coach for the Steelers. Flores currently is suing the Dolphins and other NFL teams for racial discrimination.As for on-the-field storylines, this will be the first matchup of the teams since 2019 when the Steelers won 27-14, and also feature the return to Miami of former safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who had two interceptions during their last matchup. The Steelers lead the all-time series against the Dolphins 15-13, with Miamis last victory coming in 2016. The teams last played in 2018, which featured a 32-21 Dolphins lo s at home. Scroll to ContinueOne interesting storyline will have the Dolphins going against Detroit head coach Dan Campbell, who served as Dolphins interim head coach during the 2015 season and coached the Bert Blyleven Jersey tight ends from 2011 to 2015. The Lions are coming off a 3-13-1 season that landed them the second-worst record in the NFL, but they have made improvements to the roster through the draft and free agency. Miami should be favored to increase its all-time series lead of 7-5. The teams havent played since when the Dolphins won an overtime thriller at home, 31-28, back in 2018. This is another matchup of two first-year head coaches as the Bears hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus after firing Matt Nagy and finishing 6-11 last season. Miami has won four of the teams last five matchups and leads the all-time series 9-4. The game could end up being overshadowed by Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson coming to the place he was reported to want to play for most of last season a suming he's not under NFL suspension at the time.Miami last played the Browns in 2019 when they lost 41-24, but they do lead the all-time series 11-9 with their last win coming in

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