A major hurricane is bearing down on South Florida, three days before the Titans and Dolphins are due to meet in Miami. For now, no decisions have been made about whether the game will proceed as scheduled.
As the teams and the league officially monitor the storm closely, unofficially no specific steps have been taken to alter the time and place of the game. A one-day delay to Monday is possible; a two-day weather delay also wouldn’t be unprecedented (e.g., Vikings-Eagles in December 2010).
Moving the game to Tennessee is possible, but a ninth home game for Tennessee would create an unfair competitive advantage. A neutral site also could be pursued, but the communications and other infrastructural requirements would limit the universe of potential options to other NFL stadiums. This weekend, venues in Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa, and Jacksonville would be available. (The other Florida locations could be impacted by the storm, too.)
It still hasn’t gotten to the point where changes need to be made, yet. It possibly won’t. But with the hurricane at Category 4 and moving toward land, the time for making tough decisions could be coming soon.