NFL Miami Dolphins Calendar Odds & Analysis

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 14, 2020 in

The 2020 Miami Dolphins may be the most improved team in the league. They had a ton of salary cap space at their disposal, and used that space on numerous free agent signings. Combine that with their three first round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, and many are looking forward to seeing what the Dolphins will look like this season. Unfortunately for them, they have the third toughest schedule in the league this season. Let’s take a look at how the Dolphins will fare in 2020 and their NFL odds.

NFL Miami Dolphins Calendar Analysis

Week 1 @ New England

Both of these teams will have a different look to start the season. The AFC East no longer belongs to the Patriots, as Tom Brady is now in Tampa Bay. Jarrett Stidham will take over for Brady. The Dolphins will look to beat the Pats for only the second time in Foxboro since 2008.

Week 2 vs. Buffalo

The Dolphins open up the season with two divisional games in a row. Miami made a lot of improvements to their offensive line to help stop the stout front line defense of the Buffalo Bills.

Week 3 @ Jacksonville

This Thursday night matchup will pit the Dolphins against the tanking Jaguars. Jacksonville is looking to have a high draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Week 4 vs. Seattle

The Miami Dolphins welcome Russell Wilson to Florida. Will the long trip affect the Seahawks? Seattle has only missed the playoffs once in the last eight years.

Week 5 @ San Francisco

Miami will make the long trek West to take on one of the top teams in the NFL. The Niners have one of the league’s top defenses, and will look to keep the Miami offense off the field with their ground-and-pound style offense.

Week 6 @ Denver

A second tough road game in a row. The altitude always gives visiting teams problems. Vic Fangio always has his defenses ready. The Broncos have brought in a lot of weapons for young quarterback Drew Lock.

Week 7 vs. Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers have a very formidable defense, but their main question will be who will be under center? Will the Chargers go with veteran signal caller Tyrod Taylor, or will they have first round pick Justin Herbert leading the way?

Week 8 vs. Los Angeles Rams

A second straight week of playing a team from Los Angeles, only this time it’s the Rams. Factor in the long flight, and a noon start, and this should bode well for Miami. The Rams have lost a lot of key players from their Super Bowl team of two seasons ago.

Week 9 @ Arizona

The Cardinals could have one of the top offenses in the league. Kliff Kingsbury was brought in to make the Cardinals an offensive force. Arizona will have an inexperienced defense.

Week 10 vs. New York Jets

The Dolphins have won six of their last eight against the Jets. The Jets will have Le’Veon Bell, but other than that, they have yet to get Sam Darnold the offensive help that he needs.

Week 11 – Bye

Week 12 @ New York Jets

For the first time in 30 years, two teams will play consecutive games. It will be cold in New York, so that will be a disadvantage for the warm weather Dolphins.

Week 13 vs. Cincinnati

The Bengals are rebuilding. They will have Joe Burrow under center, and will look to be building for the future. Miami is 7-2 at home against Cincinnati.

Week 14 vs. Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champs come to Miami. The Chiefs could be looking to clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

Week 15 vs. New England

This will be the third home game in a row for the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots always seem to struggle when they travel to Miami.

Week 16 @ Las Vegas

The Raiders were in the playoff hunt until late in the 2019 season. Could they be in the same situation in 2020?

Week 17 @ Buffalo

This game could have some playoff seeding implications on the line. This game could also be huge in the divisional race.