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Monday, September 16, 2013
A closer look at Miami's early schedule

By James Walker

The Miami Dolphins have one of the toughest early-season schedules of any NFL team. So far Miami is 2-0, which included road wins over the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts.

I've said before the season that a 3-2 or 2-3 start for Miami is considered a success. But should those expectations rise? The Dolphins are proving they have dynamic playmakers and toughness in the first two weeks of the season. Suddenly, Miami’s early schedule does not look as daunting as it once did.

Here is an updated look at Miami's schedule:
The Dolphins will be in good shape if they win at least one of these three games before the bye week. But Miami should have higher aspirations. Simply defending home field could provide the Dolphins a chance to be 4-1 heading into the bye week.