On Tuesday, it was reported that the Los Angeles Chargers might relocate to London, causing the Miami Dolphins to suffer. The Miami Dolphins have been a member of the AFC East since their inception in the NFL. They watched as their erstwhile rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, left for the AFC South, but remained in the East. With no other teams in the division, they've had to deal with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills twice each over the last three seasons. The Dolphans came close to winning one of those games, losing 23-20 in overtime against Josh Freeman and the Bucs in 2013 before falling 26-14 at home to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills the following year.
They'll get another chance at revenge this season when the two teams meet in Miami on Sept. 25. The winner will be heading into their next game ranked first in the AFC.
Their overall record is 7-9. Here's how they're doing in each division: AFC East - 4-4 NFC West - 3-5 NFC North - 5-3 AFC South - 4-4
The Texans are currently first in the AFC South while the Jaguars are second. The Dolphins were expected to be one of the better teams in the AFC this year but some poor decisions have put them near the bottom of most people's lists. For example, they fired head coach Joe Philbin after only one season.
The Miami Dolphins have been a member of the AFC East since their inception in the NFL. They watched as their erstwhile rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, left for the AFC South, but remained in the East. There is now speculation that Miami may wind up leaving the East for the South regardless. There is rising speculation that the NFL intends to establish a permanent franchise in England.
The National Football League franchise in Miami, Florida The Miami Dolphins are an American football professional club headquartered in the Miami metropolitan region.
AFC East Division: Miami Dolphins.
AFC South Division: Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts.
AFC West Division: Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders.
NFC East Division: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins.
NFC North Division: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings.
NFC South Division: Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints.
Wild Card: Division winners of each conference enter the playoffs as a wild card team. These are the last teams in the playoffs before the first-round bye is awarded.
Conference Championship: The top two teams from each division play in an annual game on January 12, 2014 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The winner is determined by current rules which state that if the highest ranked team fails to make the playoffs, then the next highest ranked team will replace them and so forth until there are no more qualified teams left over. This game is played just like any other football game with some special rules included to determine a champion.
The Dolphins of Miami The Miami Dolphins are an American football professional club headquartered in the Miami metropolitan region. The Miami Dolphins are a member of the American Football Conference (AFC) East division of the National Football League (NFL). They play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The team was founded as the Baltimore Colts in 1953 when the NFL awarded the then-Baltimore City College's baseball team as a temporary replacement for the disbanded All-America Football Conference (AAFC) franchise that moved to Dallas. The name "Colts" came from the original title sponsor of the team's basketball program - the Indianapolis Pacers. The team originally played its home games at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Baltimore City College (now known as John Carroll University).
After one season, the team's owner decided to move the franchise to Los Angeles where it would become the Los Angeles Rams. This resulted in the cancellation of the remaining two seasons of the AAFC. The Colts' ownership group led by Mr. Eddie Jones and Robert Irsay decided to continue playing the 1953 season as a temporary replacement for the lost AAFC team before joining the new league the next year. The team chose Miami as its destination because of its growing sports industry at the time.
The team plays its home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins were founded in 1966 and are one of the oldest teams in the NFL.
Hard Rock Stadium is the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins. The $1.5 billion facility opened in 2017 after three years of construction. It is located in Miami Gardens, Florida. The stadium has a capacity of 65,000 people and it's the largest sports facility in the state of Florida.
The Miami Dolphins play in the AFC East division of the NFL. They compete with the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and the New York Jets for supremacy in the eastern part of the country.
The team was founded by Joe Thomas and Bill Bowes as the Baltimore Colts in 1953. Two years later, they moved to Miami and became the first franchise in the NFL to be based in the Miami metropolitan area. The Dolphins have won two NFL championships - 1972 and 1973 - while playing in Orange Bowl games in 1971 and 1974.