2010 Miami Dolphins Schedule

dolphinsFans are excited about the 2010 Miami Dolphins Schedule. The Miami Dolphins in 2009 opened and closed with bookend losing streaks of three games each, that effectively stymied any chance that the team had of making the the post season. Miami finished the year with a 7-9 record in the AFC East division, behind New England and the New York Jets, in third place.

Chad Pennington started the year for Miami, but in Week 3 suffered a devastating shoulder injury that kept him out for the rest of the season, and leaves him questionable as the starter for 2010. It is likely that Chad Henne will start opening weekend, as he took over the told last season and tabbed nearly 3,000 yards passing throughout the remaining 13 games of the season.

The Dolphins gave up an average of 24 points last season, while scoring 23. Miami remained in the playoff picture entering the last several weeks of the season, but the three-game losing streak to close out the year ended it in a hurry. They were 7-6 and in a battle for the AFC East Crown with New England and New York before stumbling in.

Looking ahead to the 2010 Miami Dolphins Season Schedule, they will face the NFC North in the out-of-conference schedule, that features games against Minnesota and Green Bay who both made the post season last season. Additionally, Miami will face three more teams who made the playoffs in Baltimore, New England, Cincinnati and the New York Jets. The Dolphins will face the Jets and Patriots each twice, making for a total of eight games against playoff teams from a year ago.

Miami Dolphins 2010 Pre-Season Schedule

Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 7:00pm - Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 7:30pm - Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars

Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 7:00pm - Miami Dolphins vs. Atlanta Falcons

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys

Miami Dolphins 2010 Regular Season Schedule

Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills

The Dolphins open up against division rival Buffalo to start the year and will be looking to get an early division win. The Dolphins won both games in 2009 against Buffalo.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings

After their division opener, the Dolphins travel to Minnesota to face the NFC Champions Vikings. It is unclear as of now whether Brett Favre will be the quarterback for the Vikings, who won 13 games a year ago.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

The Jets and Dolphins square off in Week 3 in the first of two straight division games Miami at home. It will likely be an important stretch for the Dolphins before entering their Bye week.

Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

This Monday Night division showdown will have the Patriots and Dolphins playing each other, with Miami besting New England last year in Miami.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Bye

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers

The Dolphins face their second NFC North opponent in the Packers, who made the playoffs last season behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers ended the hopes of the Dolphins making the playoffs last season with their 30-24 victory in the regular season finale that is sure to be on the minds of the Dolphin players entering this one.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals

The Dolphins face the defending AFC North champion Bengals in Week 8 of the 2010 NFL season, as Carson Palmer and the rest of Cincinnati hosts Miami in what could be an important mid-season match up for both teams.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

The Dolphins get another playoff member from a year ago out of the AFC North division in Baltimore a week after Cincinnati in Week 9 of the season. The Ravens destroyed AFC East member New England in the playoffs last year as these two divisions are quite familiar with one another.

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans

The Dolphins host the Titans in Week 10 of the 2010 NFL Season, as they will likely have to game plan ways to stop quarterback Vince Young and running back Chris Johnson who are two explosive players for the Titans.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NFL) - Miami Dolphins vs. Chicago Bears

The Dolphins host Chicago out of the NFC North as quarterback Jay Cutler comes to town after not living up to expectation in 2009 and looking for a better campaign in 2010.

Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 4:05pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders

Miami travels across the country to play Oakland in Week 12 of the 2010 NFL Season. The Raiders have finished below .500 in the regular season every year since their Super Bowl run in 2003.

Sunday, December 5, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

Miami and Cleveland square off in Week 13, as the Browns won the last three games of their regular season and will likely come into 2010 with some confidence based on their 2009 finish.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 4:15pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

This game against the Jets on the road marks the beginning of an important stretch to close out the 2010 NFL season for the Dolphins. A win here, could go a long way for Miami to make a playoff push or derail the Jets.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills

After the game on the road against the Jets, the Dolphins host the Bills in another important AFC East battle that could also have implications on the division standings this late in the season.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (Fox) - Miami Dolphins vs. Detroit Lions

Detroit won just two games in 2009 and by this time it will be well known how they fare in 2010. Miami must not look ahead to the finale with New England.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

A potentially huge showdown to close out the 2010 regular season in the AFC East matches the Dolphins and the Patriots, with potential for a division title on the line.

2010 Miami Dolphins Season Schedule