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NFL Releases 2014 Schedule, Dolphins Season Opener At Home VS. Pats

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - The Miami Dolphins will take on rival New England Patriots on September 7 at Sun Life Stadium--a season opener which has only happened twice since 2008.

The opener against the Patriots is the eighth time the two divisional rivals will meet to start the season and the fourth time the teams will play in South Florida, according to the Miami Dolphins.

"Our organization is excited about the schedule and we look forward to playing our home opener in front of our great fans," said Miami Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin in a press release. "We also start our season with two division opponents, travel to London and finish the year with two home games. As always, our off-season program and training camp will be paramount in preparing us for the upcoming season."

See below for Dolphins preseaon and regular schedule:


Aug. 7-10 at Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome WFOR TBD*
Aug. 14-18 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium WFOR TBD*
Aug. 21-24 vs. Dallas Cowboys Sun Life Stadium WFOR TBD*
Aug. 28 vs. St. Louis Rams Sun Life Stadium WFOR TBD*
*Dates and Times will be announced at a later date.


September 7 vs. New England Patriots Sun Life Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.
September 14 at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.
September 21 vs. Kansas City Chiefs Sun Life Stadium CBS 4:25 p.m.
September 28 at Oakland Raiders Wembley Stadium CBS 6:00 p.m.
October 5 BYE WEEK
October 12 vs. Green Bay Packers Sun Life Stadium FOX 1:00 p.m.
October 19 at Chicago Bears Soldier Field CBS 1:00 p.m.
October 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field CBS 1:00 p.m.
November 2 vs. San Diego Chargers Sun Life Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.
November 9 at Detroit Lions Ford Field CBS 1:00 p.m.
November 13 vs. Buffalo Bills Sun Life Stadium NFL Network 8:30 p.m.
November 23 at Denver Broncos Sports Authority Field CBS 4:25 p.m.
December 1 at New York Jets Met Life Stadium ESPN 8:25 p.m.
December 7 vs. Baltimore Ravens Sun Life Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.
December 14 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.
December 21 vs. Minnesota Vikings Sun Life Stadium FOX 1:00 p.m.
December 28 vs. New York Jets Sun Life Stadium CBS 1:00 p.m.

2014 Schedule Notes

at Chicago Bears, October 19
• The Last Time at Chicago – at Chicago 13, Miami 31. November 6, 2006
• The Last Time vs. Chicago – Chicago 16, at Miami 0. November 18, 2010
• The Series – Miami 7, Chicago 4
• The winning margin for six of the seven Dolphins all-time wins against the Bears has been 14 points or greater

vs. Kansas City Chiefs, September 21
• The Last Time vs. Kansas City in Miami – at Miami 13, Kansas City 10. November 12, 2006
• The Last Time vs. Kansas City – Miami 31, at Kansas City 3. November 11, 2006
• The Series – Miami 16, Kansas City 12
• 2014 will be the first time since 2006 that the Chiefs have played a regular season game in Miami in eight years.
• The Dolphins currently hold a three game winning streak over the Chiefs with Kansas City's last victory over Miami coming on a 30-20 win on October 21, 2005 in South Florida.
• The Dolphins haven't played the Chiefs at home since the 2006 NFL season. The Chiefs and Colts (last played in Miami in 2009) are the only two AFC teams the Dolphins haven't played at home this decade

at Oakland Raiders (London, England), September 28
• The Last Time at Oakland – Miami 33, at Oakland 17. November 28, 2010
• The Last Time vs. Oakland – at Miami 35, Oakland 13. September 16, 2012
• The Last Time in London, England – N.Y. Giants13, at Miami 10. October 28, 2007
• The Series – Oakland 19, Miami 16 (1Tie)
• The Dolphins have won four consecutive matchups and 10 of the 12 previous matchups with the Raiders dating back to 1997

vs. Green Bay Packers, October 12
• The Last Time vs. Green Bay in Miami – Green Bay 34, at Miami 24. October 22, 2006
• The Last time vs. Green Bay – Miami 23, at Green Bay 20 (OT). October 17, 2010
• The Series – Miami 10, Green Bay 3
• The Dolphins all-time winning percentage against the Packers (76.9%) is the best for any team against Green Bay

at Jacksonville Jaguars, October 26
• The Last Time at Jacksonville – Miami 14, at Jacksonville 10. December 13, 2009
• The Last Time vs. Jacksonville in Miami – at Miami 24, Jacksonville 3. December 16, 2012
• The Series – Miami 3, Jacksonville 3
• On This Date in Dolphins History –
• The Dolphins have won three of their past four matchups against the Jaguars

vs. San Diego Chargers, November 2
• The Last Time vs. San Diego – at Miami 20, San Diego 16. November 17, 2013
• The Series – Miami 15, San Diego 14
• The Dolphins snapped a two game winless streak against the Chargers in 2013 with a 20-16 victory at Sun Life Stadium.
• Miami has won eight of the last ten games played between the two teams.
• The Dolphins are hosting San Diego at home in consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1982-83 seasons

at Detroit Lions, November 9
• The Last Time at Detroit – Miami 27, at Detroit 10. November 23, 2006
• The Last Time vs. Detroit – Detroit 34, at Miami 27. December 26, 2010
• The Series – Miami 5, Tampa Bay 4
• The Dolphins have scored 20 or more points in 9 of their 10 all-time matchups against the Lions

at Denver Broncos, November 23
• The Last Time at Denver –Miami 26, at Denver 17. November 2, 2008
• The Last Time vs. Denver – Denver 18, at Miami 15 (OT). October 23, 2011
• The Series – Miami 11, Denver 5 (1 Tie)
• The Dolphins have held the Broncos to 20 points or less in the past four meetings between the two teams

vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 7
• The Last Time vs. Baltimore in Miami – Baltimore 26, Miami 23. October 6, 2013
• The Series – Baltimore 6, Miami 5
• The Dolphins' previous two wins against the Ravens (2003, 2007) have been overtime victories

vs. Minnesota Vikings, December 21
• The Last Time vs. Minnesota in Miami – at Miami 24, Minnesota 20. November 19, 2006
• The Last Time vs. Minnesota – Miami 14, at Minnesota 10. September 19, 2010
• The Series – Miami 7, Minnesota 4
• The Vikings have started six different quarterbacks in 10 all-time matchups against the Dolphins. Two have won the Super Bowl as starting quarterbacks (Brett Favre, Brad Johnson), two are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Fran Tarkenton, Warren Moon), four have led the league in passing yards in a season (Daunte Culpepper, Favre, Moon, Tarkenton) and all six have made at least one Pro Bowl team (Tommy Kramer, Favre, Johnson, Culpepper, Moon, Tarkenton)

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