MIAMI (CBS4) - The Miami Dolphins know who they will face on the gridiron, if there is any season at all pending the NFLPA lockout decision.
If a season is played, it will start off with a bang.
For only the second time in franchise history, the last time being 1975, the Dolphins will open regular season play in front of a national TV audience on Monday Night Football at home against the New England Patriots.
"I think it's a schedule that will be exciting to our players, coaches and fans alike," said Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano. "We open with two games at home and it's not only imperative that we play well right from the start, we are going to have to show continual improvement throughout the year since we end the season with three straight divisional games.
The schedule is as follows:
MIAMI DOLPHINS' 2011 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Mon., Sep. 12 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS SUN LIFE STADIUM 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Sep. 18 HOUSTON TEXANS SUN LIFE STADIUM 4:15 p.m.
Sun., Sep. 25 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 2 at San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium 4:15 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 9 BYE WEEK
Mon., Oct. 17 at N.Y. Jets Meadowlands Stadium 8:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 23 DENVER BRONCOS SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 30 at N.Y. Giants Meadowlands Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 6 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13 WASHINGTON REDSKINS SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 20 BUFFALO BILLS SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 24 at Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Stadium 4:15 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 4 OAKLAND RAIDERS SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 11 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 18 at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 24 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 1 N.Y. JETS SUN LIFE STADIUM 1:00 p.m.
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