The Miami Dolphins have the 6th-most difficult schedule in the NFL in 2017, according to research conducted on every team by vikings.com.
The Dolphins will have five games against teams that made the playoffs in 2016, less than division rivals New England, Buffalo and New York, scheduled to each face seven playoff teams.
Miami’s schedule includes opponents with a 2016 record of 140-116, or 54.7 percent.
The Dolphins home games are: Buffalo, New England, New York Jets, Denver, Oakland, New Orleans (London), Tampa Bay and Tennessee.
The Dolphins road games are: Buffalo, New England, New York Jets, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, Atlanta, Carolina and Baltimore.
The teams with the most difficult schedules in the NFL in 2017 are: Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo, Denver
The teams with the easiest schedules in the NFL in 2017 are: Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh/Minnesota
Here’s how the AFC East ranks in schedule strength:
• Buffalo Bills 4th (56.1 percent)
• Miami Dolphins 6th (54.7 percent)
• New York Jets 8th (53.5 percent)
• New England Patriots 12th (52.7 percent).
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