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When does NFL release 2021 schedule?

The NFL announced that the 2021 schedule will be released Wednesday, May 12, at 8 p.m. ET. Last month, the league added a 17th regular-season game beginning this year, the first expansion of the schedule since it increased from 14 to 16 games in 1978. Giants.comnews 2021 NFL schedule to be released tonight

What time is the NFL schedule released?

NFL Network is airing the schedule release from 8 to 11 p.m. ET. NBC Chicago2021 NFL Schedule: How to Watch Bears' Schedule Release

This year, there are only three preseason games, while there are 17 regular-season contests. Teams’ regular-season schedules consist of their six intra-division games, four games against a division from within their conference, four games against a division from the other conference, two games against the two same conference teams who finish in the same respective position in their division, and now one game against a team that finished in the same respective position in their division from the other conference. That is a long way to say the Dolphins’ 2021 opponents are:

We will keep up throughout the day with the latest rumors/reports to try to build Miami’s 2021 schedule. Unless indicated below, the dates listed are the Sunday for that week. Rumors are in italics and indicate unconfirmed reports or reports from one source and may or may not be right.

Here is what we know so far:

Week 1 (Sep. 12) - @ Patriots (4:25pm ET, CBS) - Reported via CBS on CBS This Morning (Tweeted by Adam Beasley) - Had been rumored by Yianni Kourakis earlier. The Dolphins also opened the season at the Patriots last year.

Week 8 (Oct. 31) - Rumors -@ Bills - Buffalo Rumblings has an unconfirmed report that the Dolphins could be visiting the Bills for Halloween.

Week 18 (Jan. 8) - Rumors - vs. Patriots - With the Week 1 game at New England, and Buffalo Rumblings’ unconfirmed rumor of the Bills ending the season against the Jets are both true, that would leave the Dolphins hosting the Patriots as the season finale. The league is thought to be looking to find two key Saturday matchups to highlight the Week 18 schedule, and Buffalo Rumblings’ rumor says the Bills-Jets would be a Saturday. Could the league look at the AFC East as the marquee division for that Saturday and put Patriots-Dolphins there as well? (Note: A Saturday game would be on January 7.)

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Patriots to host Dolphins in 2021 opener

Patriots.com 12 May, 2021 - 09:20am

Like last season, the Patriots are welcoming the Miami Dolphins to Foxborough for the first game of this coming regular season. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium is set for 4:25 Eastern on Sunday, September 12 and will be broadcast live on television here in the U.S. by CBS.

This marks the fourth time in the past decade that the Patriots and Dolphins will meet in the regular season opener. Miami played host back in 2014 and 2011, while a year ago, New England came away with a 21-11 victory over the 'Phins in an empty Gillette Stadium as COVID-19 lockdowns permeated the sports world and the rest of civilization.

This time around, though, if current expectations for the lifting of certain pandemic-related restrictions are met, Bill Belichick's squad will once again have a decided home-field advantage with a capacity crowd of football-hungry fans who've been waiting more than a year for this moment.

But what about the remaining 16 games (remember, the NFL is expanding to 17 regular season games in 2021)? Details will be available later today, right here on patriots.com. You can check back around 7:45 p.m. Eastern for the full slate and in-depth analysis of how it's arranged.

Immediately thereafter, for a more thorough look at the entire Patriots schedule, along with the rest of the NFL teams' schedules, tune in to the televised Schedule Release broadcast on NFL Network tonight, May 12, at 8 p.m. Eastern.

Patriots 2021 schedule: New England starts season at home vs. Dolphins in Week 1

MassLive.com 12 May, 2021 - 09:20am

One game down, 17 to go. We now know how the New England Patriots season will start.

The Patriots’ official Twitter account confirmed that the team will open up its 2021 season at home against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. The game will air at 4:25 p.m. on CBS.

The news comes ahead of the league’s primetime schedule release Wednesday night and gives a glance into how the start of the season will look.

Elsewhere in the NFL, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open up the NFL season on Thursday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

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