Dolphins' Schedule and TV Options

The NFL's flex scheduling rules and the Dolphins' marquee clash versus the Ravens make it possible.

The Dolphins have two national television appearances in their next eight games following their bye, but that might change, and that Week 17 game against Baltimore stands out.

The NFL's 2023 flex-scheduling rules prohibit changing late-season games like Thanksgiving and Christmas nights, but not Dec. 31.

Green Bay at Minnesota is the current game for that night, and with the Packers at 3-5 with Jordan Love and Joshua Dobbs at quarterback, it's hardly an enticing matchup.

Cincinnati at Kansas City stands out on the Sunday schedule for that week, but CBS is scheduled to play the national doubleheader game and may retain it. Networks can now protect one game per week from being flexed.

That Sunday's Week 17 slate includes Miami-Baltimore, which stands out for Tua, Tyreek, Lamar Jackson, current AFC division leaders, and last season's Week 2 matchup in Baltimore, where the Dolphins rallied from a 35-14 deficit to win a shootout, 42-38.

The NFL has mandated a six-day window before each Sunday night game from Weeks 14–17 in which any schedule adjustments must be announced

What this means is that the Dolphins may not find out until Christmas Day whether their game in Baltimore would be played at 8:20 p.m. instead of the presently planned 1 p.m.

Stay tuned for developments.