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NFL Schedule release date announced: Dolphins 17-game opponents

Miami Dolphins v Buffalo Bills Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The NFL has announced the release of the 2021 regular season schedule. In a made-for-TV special on NFL Network, the schedule will be released on May 12 at 8pm ET. This year’s schedule will include 17 regular-season games for all 32 teams after the owners voted to expand the regular season will contracting the preseason to just three games.

The Miami Dolphins’ schedule will consist of the six games in the annual AFC East home-and-home series, four games against the teams in the AFC South, four games against the teams in the NFC South, the second-place team from the AFC North, the second-place team from the AFC West, and the second-place team from the NFC East. The home-and-away breakdown for the Dolphins’ 2021 schedule is below:

Home:

Buffalo Bills (AFC East)
New England Patriots (AFC East)|
New York Jets (AFC East)
Houston Texans (AFC South)
Indianapolis Colts (AFC South)
Atlanta Falcons (NFC South)
Carolina Panthers (NFC South)
Baltimore Ravens (AFC North second-place team)
New York Giants (NFC East)

Away:

Buffalo Bills (AFC East)
New England Patriots (AFC East)|
New York Jets (AFC East)
Jacksonville Jaguars (AFC South)
Tennessee Titans (AFC South)
New Orleans Saints (NFC South)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFC South)
Las Vegas Raiders (AFC West second-place team)