The Dolphin's 1997 opponents went 121-135 in '96, and there's only one potential cold-weather game on tap: at New England on Nov. 23. But that game against the Patriots comes on the heels of a Monday nighter at home against Buffalo and will be followed by a trip to Oakland. In the final game of the regular season, the division title could be on the line when the Patriots visit Pro Player Stadium for another Monday night date.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
NFL rank: 25 (tie)
Opponents' 1996 winning percentage: .473
Games against playoff teams: 7