2 at New England
(M) Monday (T) Thursday
NFL Rank: T16
Opponents' 2009 winning percentage: .500
Games against 2009 playoff teams: 8
Six of Miami's first eight are against 2009 playoff teams, and while the season's second half looks easier, cold-weather dates against the Jets and the Pats loom. The Dolphins don't play a day game at home until Week 7, so they shouldn't have to endure intolerably hot afternoons, but they get a short week for a Thursday-night matchup against the Bears in Week 11. At least they're home the Sunday before.