The Miami Dolphins’ schedule has been set as the NFL released the 2022 regular-season schedule on Thursday. We tracked all the leaks, rumors, and reports of the schedule throughout the day, but now things are official. We know the day, time, and opponent for all 18 weeks of the season.
Miami starts the 2022 season against the New England Patriots, the third-straight season in which this is the opening weekend contest for the two division rivals. Unlike 2020 and 2021, however, this year’s game will be in Miami, with a 1 p.m. Eastern time start bringing into play the heat and humidity of South Florida.
The Dolphins will hit the road for Week 2, facing the Baltimore Ravens. Outside of the AFC East, the Ravens are one of the Dolphins’ biggest rivals and they will face off early this year.
Miami returns home for Week 3, hosting the Buffalo Bills. That puts another of Miami’s AFC East rivals in South Florida early in the season and again allowing the heat and humidity to give them some home-field advantage. Of course, the schedule balances out with the Dolphins visiting the Bills in Week 15 and the Patriots in Week 17, potentially putting Miami in snowy, cold weather situations in both of those games.
The Dolphins knock out their Thursday Night Football game early this season, taking on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.