The Miami Dolphins took one step closer to getting back to the playoffs in 2013, but a lack of a consistent rushing attack and shaky pass protection led to an inconsistent season. In 2014, the Fins will make another push to finally get back into the playoff mix, and a strong run in free agency could help them pull it off.
Getting to the playoffs will be easier said than done for Miami, however, as they’ll have some brutal road matchups against the potent Denver Broncos and the Chicago Bears, while facing the Lions in Detroit could also be a problem. The Dolphins shouldn’t have too difficult of a time against the Raiders and Jaguars, but still will have to worry about tough division road trips to New England and New York.
Things aren’t exactly going to be a walk in the park at home in 2014, either, as Miami will welcome tough opponents like the Green Bay Packers, San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. The Minnesota Vikings are the only “easy” home matchup for Miami outside of the division, as the Miami Dolphins schedule as a whole should prove to be quite the challenge.
All 2014 Opponents
Home: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
Away: Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
For a look at all team’s 2014 match-ups, click here.