The Miami Dolphins head into their final preseason game with several questions still remaining around the team. Who will win the starting left guard position? Is Mike Hull prepared to be the starter at middle linebacker, or will Rey Maualuga claim the spot once he is in football shape? Can Byron Maxwell rebound after a weak performance last week against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles? Where is Julius Thomas?
The Dolphins already seem prepared to play this game without Maualuga, who is not expected to play tonight.
This game, for both the Dolphins and their opponents, the Minnesota Vikings, will likely be more about the reserves and the roster bubble players than it will be the starters of the final score. Will someone make a statement Thursday night and force the coaches into finding a way to put them on the roster?
Everything you need to know to watch tonight’s preseason week four game is below:
Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings
Preseason Week 4
August 31, 2017
Game time: 8pm ET
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weather: Dome (with doors) - 70˚F
Florida Local Markets: CBS (Miami, West Palm Beach); NBC (Fort Myers); ABC (Orlando)
Minnesota Local Markets: KMSP-9 (Twin Cities); ABC (Duluth, Sioux Falls, Omaha); Fox (Mankato, Fargo, Sioux City); CBS (Cedar Rapids, La Crosse); CW (Rochester, Quad Cities)
TV Announcers: Dick Stockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore (Miami Broadcast); Paul Allen, Pete Bercich (Minnesota Broadcast)
TV Replays: NFL Network will air all of the preseason games, even if they are not live. The Dolphins at Vikings will be replayed Friday at 10am . You can check out the full schedule here.
Radio Network: Full Miami Dolphins Radio Network stations
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass; It’s a subscription service and will cost you $99, but you get all of the preseason games streamed live, then throughout the season you will get replays of all of the games, including the All-22 coach’s film. There is a seven-day trial, but make sure you remember to cancel it if you don’t plan on paying for the service.
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Dolphins 2017 Schedule
Week 1 (Sep 10) - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 2 (Sep 17) - @ Los Angeles Chargers
Week 3 (Sep 24) - @ New York Jets
Week 4 (Oct 1) - vs. New Orleans Saints (London)
Week 5 (Oct 8) - vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 6 (Oct 15) - @ Atlanta Falcons
Week 7 (Oct 22) - vs. New York Jets
Week 8 (Oct 26) - @ Baltimore Ravens (TNF)
Week 9 (Nov 5) - vs. Oakland Raiders (SNF)
Week 10 (Nov 13) - @ Carolina Panthers (MNF)
Week 11 - BYE
Week 12 (Nov 26) - @ New England Patriots
Week 13 (Dec 3) - vs. Denver Broncos
Week 14 (Dec 11) - vs. New England Patriots (MNF)
Week 15 (Dec 17) - @ Buffalo Bills
Week 16 (Dec 24) - @ Kansas City Chiefs
Week 17 (Dec 31) - vs. Buffalo Bills