Buffalo Bills Week 2 on TNF

After concluding the Miami Dolphins’ regular season last year against the Buffalo Bills at home, the AFC East rivals will meet again in prime time at Hard Rock Stadium early in the 2024 season.

A Week 2 matchup between the Dolphins and Bills on September 12 was announced by the NFL on Tuesday morning ahead of the release of the full schedule on Wednesday evening.

The divisional clash, which will take place in the second week of the regular season, will be the first “Thursday Night Football” game of the season, airing exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for viewers outside the South Florida and Buffalo markets. In the opening week, the Baltimore Ravens will face the Kansas City Chiefs on the first Thursday night of the season in a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game, which will air on NBC.

Because Miami-Buffalo is a night game, the Bills will dodge the September sun beaming on their sidelines for their trip to Hard Rock Stadium in 2024, though it will still be a hot and humid environment for the team from Western New York .

An early meeting in Miami Gardens likely means the Dolphins will visit Buffalo in the late-season chill next season.

It’s the first known game scheduled for Miami before Wednesday night’s full release. The Dolphins’ opponents for their 2024 schedule, and whether they will be home or away, have already been announced.

When their first is revealed Tuesday, the Dolphins, with a high-profile roster and ample intriguing storylines in 2024, are once again expected to get several national standalone games.

Miami’s 17-game schedule consists of home and away games against its three division foes in the AFC East, games against the entire AFC South and NFC West, plus similarly ranked opponents in the AFC North and West and NFC North.

Here’s a look at the remaining matchups:

with the Buffalo Bills

Quarterback Josh Allen has been a thorn in Miami’s side in recent history. After being defeated by the four-time defending AFC East champions in 2023, the Dolphins have now lost 11 of their last 12 against Buffalo, including last season’s regular-season finale, which gave Miami the division title and a first-round home game cost. .

Vs./at New York Jets

The extreme intrigue expected from this 2023 rivalry was put on hold for a year after quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon four plays into his first campaign with the Jets. Miami defeated a weakened New York team by a total of 51 points last season.

vs./at New England Patriots

The rebuild continues in New England, and now with new coach Jerod Mayo replacing Bill Belichick and possibly a first look at Drake Maye in this rivalry. With little expectations for the Patriots, the Dolphins need two wins in this game.

vs. Tennessee titans

Miami will certainly want to avenge last year’s Monday night debacle by blowing a two-touchdown lead with three minutes to go, right back at Hard Rock Stadium. However, Mike Vrabel is no longer on the Tennessee sidelines, as the Titans hired Brian Callahan and gave quarterback Will Levis wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Tyler Boyd, plus Tony Pollard in the backfield to replace Derrick Henry.