Dolphins to play Saturday night game at Buffalo Bills in Week 15 – The Denver Post


The Miami Dolphins’ Week 15 game at the division-rival Buffalo Bills will be played on Saturday, Dec. 17 in an 8:15 p.m. kickoff, the NFL announced Monday.

It was one of five matchups the NFL had left open to either take one of three slots that Saturday or play the following Sunday. Ravens at Browns will be played at 4:30 p.m. that Saturday with Colts at Vikings taking the early 1 p.m. game. Giants at Commanders was flexed to “Sunday Night Football” while Falcons at Saints will be played Sunday afternoon.

Opting for a Saturday AFC East showdown between the Dolphins and Bills creates a brutal turnaround for the Dolphins, traveling again to Buffalo with one fewer day to prepare after returning to Miami early Monday morning from spending more than a week on the West Coast for back-to-back games in California.

The NFL also had an option to flex the Dolphins into Sunday night for a second consecutive week, with a Patriots-Raiders game originally scheduled for prime time on Dec. 18, but the league instead chose Giants-Commanders to replace it. Last week, the NFL bumped up this Sunday’s Dolphins-Chargers game to the night slot over Chiefs at Broncos.

Before last week’s announcement for Miami’s game at L.A., the Dolphins had never been flexed into a Sunday night game since the NFL began its flex scheduling in 2006.

The Dolphins-Bills Saturday night game will air on NFL Network.

This story will be updated.



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