The Miami Dolphins open the 2014 NFL preseason schedule in Atlanta as the team heads north to take on the Falcons in Week One. The Dolphins begin 2014 on the road for the 27th time in team history, however it marks just the third time that Miami has opened the preseason portion of their season in Atlanta against the Falcons. The Dolphins last played a preseason opener in Atlanta in 2011, defeating the Falcons, 28-23, on August 12, 2011.
The 2014 preseason continues on the road in Week Two as Miami heads to Raymond James Stadium to take on its in-state NFC rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The matchup between the two sunshine state teams will be the 14th consecutive year and the 22nd time in 23 seasons that the state’s two oldest professional football teams collide in preseason action. The Dolphins will look to rebound from the 17-16 defeat to the Buccaneers suffered on August 24, 2013.
The Dolphins return to South Florida in Week Three to open the home portion of the 2014 preseason as they welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins and Cowboys will meet for the fourth consecutive preseason and the first time in Miami since 2011. The Cowboys hold a 5-2 advantage over the Dolphins in the seven preseason meetings between the two clubs. In the teams' most recent preseason contest, Dallas recorded a 24-20 victory over Miami in the Hall of Fame game played in Canton, Ohio on August 4, 2013.
The preseason concludes for Miami against St. Louis as the Rams pay a visit to South Florida during the preseason for the first time since 2006. The meeting between the two teams will be just the fourth time that the St. Louis and Miami have squared off in the preseason, with the Dolphins currently holding a 2-1 record over the Rams. The Dolphins posted a 29-9 home victory over the Rams during the last preseason match-up on August 31, 2006.
The exact dates of all 2014 preseason games, along with their times, will be announced at a later date.
WFOR-TV, CBS4 will once again be the preseason home of the Dolphins as each of the four preseason contests will be shown on the CBS affiliate in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market. The road contests at Atlanta and at Tampa Bay will be broadcast live. The Dallas and St. Louis home games will be broadcast live if sold out 72 hours in advance of game time; otherwise they will be shown on a delayed basis. An announcement regarding the Dolphins’ television plans throughout the rest of Florida will be made at a later date.
All preseason games will also be heard on WBGG 105.9FM and WINZ 940AM in Miami as well as across the Dolphins Radio Network.
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MIAMI DOLPHINS’ 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
at Atlanta Falcons
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium
SUN LIFE STADIUM
ST. LOUIS RAMS
SUN LIFE STADIUM
*Dates and Times will be announced at a later date.
#Game will be broadcast live if sold out 72 hours in advance of game time.
ADDITIONAL NOTES ON DOLPHINS 2014 PRESEASON SCHEDULE
· The 2014 season marks the 27th time the Dolphins have opened the preseason on the road. The last time the Dolphins opened the preseason with a home game was in 2012.
· This is the second consecutive season the Dolphins have opened up on the road. In 2013, Miami participated in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
· Entering 2014, the Dolphins hold a 122-96-4 record in preseason contests.
· The four ties the Dolphins have posted in the preseason occurred in 1968, 1971, 1973 and 1982.
· The Dolphins have posted a perfect preseason record five times in franchise history (1976, 1979, 1981, 1998, 2009).
· The most preseason games the Dolphins have played in one season was seven in 1973.
· The Dolphins have posted a winning preseason record 23 times in the team’s history.
· The Dolphins have gone winless three times (1966, 1989, 2012) during a preseason, going 0-4 in each of those seasons.
· The Dolphins have had a preseason schedule where they played only NFC teams eight times (1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1996, 1998, 2011, 2012).