Dolphins open season vs. Patriots and return to London

Miami will play two games in primetime

(Chris O'Meara, AP)

It will be a familiar opponent for the Dolphins in Week 1 of the NFL season. Miami will be headed to New England for a 4:25 p.m. kickoff against the Patriots on Sept. 12.

The Fins will also travel across the pond again, facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 (Oct. 17). It will be a Jaguars home game, so Miami doesn’t lose a home date.

Kickoff will be 9:30 a.m. our time.

Those two matchups were revealed Wednesday morning ahead of the entire league schedule, which was announced Wednesday night.

The full schedule can be seen below.

Miami Dolphins 2021 Schedule

Week 1: @ New England, 4:25 p.m.

Week 2: vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Week 3: @ Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m.

Week 4: vs. Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Week 5: @ Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Week 6: @ Jacksonville, 9:30 a.m. (in London)

Week 7: vs. Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Week 8: @ Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Week 9: vs. Houston, 1 p.m.

Week 10: vs. Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (Thursday Night Football)

Week 11: @ NY Jets, 1 p.m.

Week 12: vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.

Week 13: vs. NY Giants, 1 p.m.

Week 14: BYE WEEK

Week 15: vs. NY Jets, TBD

Week 16: @ New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (Monday Night Football)

Week 17: @ Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Weel 18: vs. New England, 1 p.m.

The Dolphins play an extra home game in this the first NFL season with 17 regular-season games. Next year Miami plays nine games on the road.

The Dolphins opened the 2020 season in New England as well, losing 21-11. Miami finished last season 10-6, narrowly missing the playoffs. The Patriots were 7-9, their first losing season since 2000.

The Dolphins have played four times in London previously, losing three of those games. Their last trip to the UK was in the 2017 season against the New Orleans Saints.

The New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons are also facing each other in a London game in 2021. The league didn’t play any international games last season because of COVID-19.