The 5-10 Dolphins are set to play their final game of the 2011 season (and their first game of 2012) against the arch-rival New York Jets (8-7) at Sun Life Stadium.
The game is not only the last of the season but it will also mark the final NFL contest for all-time Dolphin Jason Taylor, who announced his retirement earlier this week.
The Dolphins (5-9) play their final road game of the season on Christmas Eve against the 11-3 New England Patriots, who can clinch a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs with a win.
This game will be the 93rd between the two teams–a divisional series that dates all the way back to the Dolphins’ first season in 1966. Miami has won 50 of the previous 92, though New England has won 13 of the 19 games between the teams with Tom Brady under center.
The Dolphins (4-9) head into the final three weeks of the season with three straight division games beginning this week with the 5-8 Buffalo Bills.
Which of the final three games are you most looking forward to?
- Week 15 at BUF
- Week 16 at NE
- Week 17 vs NYJ
It’s the second meeting in the last month between the teams, as the Fins beat up the Bills 35-8 on November 20th.
The 4-8 Dolphins look to make it four in a row at Sun Life Stadium and try to win for the fifth time in their last six games as they welcome the Philadelphia Eagles (also 4-8) to Sun Life Stadium for the first time since 2003.
The Dolphins lead the all-time series against Philly 7-5, but the Birds have taken the last two (2007 in Philadelphia and 2003 in Miami).
The 3-8 Dolphins look for their third straight home win as they welcome the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders (7-4) to Sun Life Stadium.
This will be the 35th all-time regular season meeting between the teams in a series that was dominated early on by the Raiders. The Dolphins, though, have won five of their last six against Oakland, including a 33-17 win at the Coliseum last year and a 17-15 win in 2008, the last time the teams met in South Florida.
The Dolphins (3-7) look to make it four straight wins as they visit the equally Dallas Cowboys (6-4) on Thanksgiving Day.
While the Fins are coming off wins over the Chiefs, Redskins and Bills, the Cowboys have also had recent success–and against some of the same teams. Their last three wins? Seattle, Buffalo and Washington. Dallas is now tied for first in the NFC East with the Giants and feeling good about themselves with a much easier road ahead than New York.
The Dolphins (2-7) look for three consecutive wins for the first time since the 2008 season as they welcome the Buffalo Bills (5-4) to Sun Life Stadium.
The Fins are coming off wins against the Chiefs and Redskins, while Buffalo is sputtering a bit, having lost two straight and three of their last four, including a 44-7 defeat in Dallas last week.
The Dolphins (1-7) will look for their second consecutive win this weekend when they host the Washington Redskins (3-5) at Sun Life Stadium. The Fins are coming of their first win of 2011, a 31-3 drubbing of the Chiefs last week in Kansas City, while the Skins try and stop a four-game losing streak, following a 19-11 home loss to San Francisco.
The Dolphins hit the road for the fifth time in their last six games, as they travel to take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The 0-7 Dolphins are also looking to cool off the red-hot Chiefs (4-3), who have won four straight after beginning their season 0-3.
The Fins are coming off another tough and close loss (20-17 at the Giants), while KC spent their short week enjoying what seemed like a charmed 23-20 victory over the Chargers on Monday Night Football.
The Dolphins continue to look for win number-one here in 2011 as they return to the Meadowlands for the second time in three weeks. This time, though, they are not facing the division-rival Jets, but rather the Giants.
These teams do not get together all that frequently as this is just the seventh all-time meeting between the blue New York team and the Fins.