The NFL is set to release the 2023 regular season schedule on Thursday night in a made-for-TV special. Airing at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network, the schedule release is expected to be a three-hour break-down of every game on the 18-week schedule. How will the Miami Dolphins’ schedule look for this season? We are piecing it all together heading into Thursday with all the latest news, updates, and rumors.
We already know Miami’s opponents for the 2023 season. The league uses a rotational process to create the matchups for each season. This year, the AFC East division, including the Dolphins, will face the AFC West and NFC East. Along with the two games each against the other teams in the AFC East, the Dolphins will also face the teams that finished in the same position (second) in the AFC North, AFC South, and NFC South to round out the 17 games on their schedule. That gives Miami the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, and Carolina Panthers at home. As for away games, Miami will visit the Bills, Patriots, Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, and Baltimore Ravens.
As news, rumors, and updates to the schedule come out, we will collect it all in this one stream, giving you a one-stop shop to find all the latest information. We will also piece together the schedule, so you can see it as it falls into place.
What we know
- The schedule will be fully released on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.
- Week 18, the season finale, always features divisional matchups.
- The Dolphins will visit Frankfurt, Germany this year, playing against the Chiefs in a home game for Kansas City in Week 9.
- The rest of the NFL’s international games this year feature the Atlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London (Week 4), the Jaguars vs. the Buffalo Bills in London (Week 5), the Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans in London (Week 6), and the Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots in Frankfurt (Week 10)
- The Dolphins will visit the Jets in the league’s first Black Friday game.
- The NFL announced Thursday morning the Week 1 Monday Night Football game will feature the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. That rules out two potential season-opening opponents for Miami this year.
- The NFL announced Thursday morning a Christmas day game between the Raiders and Chiefs. While the Dolphins-Chiefs game is already set, this release from the NFL rules out Miami facing the Raiders in Week 16.
What we think we know (rumors and unofficial leaks)
- Week 2 Sunday Night Football appears to be Dolphins at Patriots, according to Pro Football Network’s Adam Beasley.
- Assuming the Dolphins will have a home game in Week 1 since they are on the road for Week 2, the opponent possibilities are the Broncos, Raiders, Titans, or Panthers.
- ABC Atlanta’s Zach Klein reported the Atlanta Falcons will open the season against the Panthers; That would rule out Carolina as a Week 1 opponent for Miami.
- The Patriots will open their seasons hosting the Eagles, which removes both teams from the possibility of playing Miami in Week 1 (not that the Patriots and Dolphins would play in back-to-back weeks). This also removes the Tom Brady celebration from being a Dolphins game.
- A potential leak of the Giants’ schedule shows Miami hosting New York in Week 5. The leak also shows the Giants playing the Bills in Week 6, the Commanders in Week 7, the Jets in Week 8, the Vegas in Week 8, and the Cowboys in Week 10. The Jets game matches with a report from the New York Post.
- Matt Schneidman from The Athletic has a leaked Green Bay Packers schedule for 2023. If accurate, it would eliminate the Broncos from the Dolphins’ potential opponents in Week 7, the Chargers in Week 11, the Giants in Week 14, and the Panthers in Week 16.
- The Minnesota Vikings are believed to be visiting the Panthers in Week 4, keeping the Dolphins from matching up with Carolina that week.
- Matt Warren is reporting the Bills will finish the season in Miami. He also has the Patriots facing Buffalo in Weeks 7 and 17. He has also added that the Bills will face the Commanders in Week 3, eliminating Washington as an opponent that week for the Dolphins.
- The New York Post has the Jets hosting the Patriots in Week 3.
- @OzzyNFL has released a leaked Week 1 schedule, which includes the Dolphins starting the year at the Chargers - meaning Miami will open the season with two road games. Ozzy also has the Panthers game in Week 6 for the Dolphins.
- According to Bernd Buchmasser from Pats Pulpit, the Dolphins will host the Patriots in the second-half of the annual home-and-home series with New England in Week 8.
2023 Miami Dolphins Schedule
Dates listed are for the Sunday of that week unless the game has been reported to be a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Monday game.
2023 Miami Dolphins Schedule
|Week 1||Sept. 10||@ Los Angeles Chargers||SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA||4:25 p.m. ET|
|Week 2||Sept. 17||@ New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA||8:20 p.m. ET|
|Week 3||Sept. 24||vs. Denver Broncos||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 4||Oct. 1||@ Buffalo Bills||Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, NY||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 5||Oct. 8||vs. New York Giants||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 6||Oct. 15||vs. Carolina Panthers||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 7||Oct. 22||@ Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA||8:20 p.m. ET|
|Week 8||Oct. 29||vs. New England Patriots||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 9||Nov. 5||@ Kansas City Chiefs||Frankfurt Stadium, Frankfurt, Germany||9:30 a.m. ET|
|Week 10||Nov. 12||BYE|
|Week 11||Nov. 19||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 12||Nov. 24||@ New York Jets||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey||3 p.m. ET|
|Week 13||Dec. 3||@ Washington Commanders||FedEx Field, North Englewood, MD||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 14||Dec. 11||vs. Tennessee Titans||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||8:15 p.m. ET|
|Week 15||Dec. 17||vs. New York Jets||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 16||Dec. 24||vs. Dallas Cowboys||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||4:25 p.m.|
|Week 17||Dec. 31||@ Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD||1 p.m. ET|
|Week 18||Jan. 7||vs. Buffalo Bills||Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL||TBD|