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Dolphins still plan to play at home on Sunday

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - OCTOBER 06:  Kevin Forde (L) and John Haughey put up plywood on a window as they prepare for Hurricane Matthew as it approaches the area on October 6, 2016 in Miami Beach, United States.  The hurricane is expected to make landfall sometime this evening or early in the morning as a category 4 storm.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Getty Images

Despite Hurricane Matthew hitting South Florida, the Dolphins and the NFL believe Sunday’s game in Miami can go on as scheduled.

A league source tells PFT that the Dolphins still believe they will host the Titans, with the regularly scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff going as planned.

It’s still possible that something could change, such as local authorities telling the league that traffic surrounding the stadium for a Dolphins game would divert resources from places where they’re more urgently needed. But at the moment it appears that Miami has dodged the worst of the hurricane, and the game can go on as planned.

As Hurricane Matthew continues to travel up the Atlantic Coast, the NFL is still monitoring the situation in Charlotte, where the Panthers are scheduled to host the Buccaneers on Monday night.

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28 Responses to “Dolphins still plan to play at home on Sunday”
  1. vusnu says: Oct 7, 2016 9:37 AM

    I’m in Miami. There’s nothing going on with the weather right now. False alarm. We weren’t hit. It went up north. Why would the game be moved?

  2. philtration says: Oct 7, 2016 9:39 AM

    What danger is a little hurricane when every game you play is already a train wreck?

  3. newmarketmaulers says: Oct 7, 2016 9:41 AM

    Doesn’t sound like a good idea…

  4. riffrafflaff says: Oct 7, 2016 9:42 AM

    Go Dolphins!!

  5. Rdog says: Oct 7, 2016 9:44 AM

    One thing’s for sure – if the game was moved to Nashville, that’s not an advantage for the Titans. Marcus Mariota and the whole team play worse at home than on the road. These home games are becoming a great tourist attraction because visiting fans can see their favorite team win on the road and then they can go hit the bars and continue drinking.

    Signed,
    Bitter Titans fan who wishes that two wins against the Jaguars weren’t the only home wins since the final game of 2013…

  6. doggeatdogg says: Oct 7, 2016 9:49 AM

    Problem averted so they should play. Mathews is gone and the Carolinas problem now.

  7. haminator says: Oct 7, 2016 9:52 AM

    “Everything will be fine. That’s a lot of revenue to give up.”

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 7, 2016 9:56 AM

    doesn’t matter, no one is going anyway.

  9. hgamatt says: Oct 7, 2016 9:56 AM

    The hurricane NEVER hit South Florida, which is why they will be able to hold the game on Sunday. Wind and rain from the outer bands is not a hurricane. What Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Georgia, and South Carolina will see in the next 48 hours is a different story.

    Unless local police also serve as National Guard or Coast Guard Reservists, I don’t see what impact this game would have on the availability of needed resources. Miami is fine.

  10. luvs2splooge49 says: Oct 7, 2016 9:56 AM

    We didn’t see anything too bad from the storm down here, thank goodness. No reason why the game can’t happen.

  11. realityonetwo says: Oct 7, 2016 10:05 AM

    Better than the Gators, who were scared sh–less of getting beat by LSU.

  12. irkjames says: Oct 7, 2016 10:14 AM

    Miami-Dade County was hardly hit by the hurricane. I live thirty minutes from the stadium and didn’t even lose power. Home structure and community infrastructure recoded heavily after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Most homes and communities were built to withstand up to category 5 hurricanes as long as the property has been upkept and maintained properly to code.

    We appreciate the nationwide concern but pray for the people in Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas who aren’t as fortunate, protected or resources as we are.

  13. nhpats says: Oct 7, 2016 10:21 AM

    If they didn’t play the game…..would anyone really notice?

  14. Bob says: Oct 7, 2016 10:31 AM

    The question may come around again next week for the Steelers-Dolphins game because Matthew is supposed to loop around and take a southwest track through south Florida next week.

  15. chippys lost binky says: Oct 7, 2016 10:50 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 7, 2016 9:56 AM
    doesn’t matter, no one is going anyway.
    ++++++++++++++

    chippybeachgamecrashrandy, you’re not planning on using your mythical 72 club seats?

  16. switchwitch59 says: Oct 7, 2016 10:55 AM

    hgamatt says:
    Oct 7, 2016 9:56 AM

    The hurricane NEVER hit South Florida, which is why they will be able to hold the game on Sunday. Wind and rain from the outer bands is not a hurricane. What Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Georgia, and South Carolina will see in the next 48 hours is a different story.

    Unless local police also serve as National Guard or Coast Guard Reservists, I don’t see what impact this game would have on the availability of needed resources. Miami is fine.
    ————————————-
    Miami may be fine but what about the rest of the state? Your local police may be pressed into service elsewhere in the state, if necessary. It’s a possibility.

  17. kevinlawrencecantor says: Oct 7, 2016 11:21 AM

    Let’s be honest, their effort won’t be much worse whether they’re playing during a hurricane or not.

  18. exinsidetrader says: Oct 7, 2016 11:23 AM

    The only reason to move the game to give the Titans home field is to create a “middle” situation that allows gamblers with connections to the NFL to get a no-risk shot at making millions.

    The line is now Dolphins -3.5. Move the game to Tennessee and it probably becomes Titans -2, leaving a middle of 5.5 points between the two lines. Someone who knew of a move would bet Titans today at +3.5 and then Dolphins at +2 after the move is announced giving them a chance to win but not lose both sides of the bet.

  19. stevejjones says: Oct 7, 2016 11:24 AM

    uh, the Hurricane did not hit south florida. You should aggregate news from weather channel as well as google.

  20. captainwhodat says: Oct 7, 2016 11:38 AM

    hmm, wonder if Tannehill plays poorly, he will call out the weather channel…

  21. VenerableAxiom says: Oct 7, 2016 11:45 AM

    nhpats says:
    Oct 7, 2016 10:21 AM
    If they didn’t play the game…..would anyone really notice?
    =====
    You mean like the pats last week when the stands at foxboro were empty by the second half?

  22. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 7, 2016 12:11 PM

    Please understand and don’t make fun out of my fellow Pats fans, we always boo to no end and leave early the minute we fall behind in a game and with good reason….
    Memories of David Tyree, Bill Buckner and Bucky Dent have many of us traumatized for life.

  23. phacepalm says: Oct 7, 2016 12:52 PM

    These are the teams that have Krapernick & members of his Klan.

    I will not be watching

    49ers
    Broncos
    Rams
    Chargers
    Redskins
    Raiders
    Titians
    Dolphins

  24. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Oct 7, 2016 1:45 PM

    I would like the Monday Night game cancelled regardless of whether or not there is a hurricane.

    I mean, good lord who schedules these games?

  25. VenerableAxiom says: Oct 7, 2016 1:56 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 7, 2016 12:11 PM
    Please understand and don’t make fun out of my fellow Pats fans, we always boo to no end and leave early the minute we fall behind in a game and with good reason….
    Memories of David Tyree, Bill Buckner and Bucky Dent have many of us traumatized for life.
    ======
    Really? And I thought they were just a bunch of front runner fans who jump off the bandwagon as soon as things get a little difficult.

  26. grumpysal says: Oct 7, 2016 1:57 PM

    Don’t worry, the NFL doesn’t believe in science or the laws of nature, so there’s nothing to see here…

    Gooddell probably thinks he can use article 46 to suspend Mother Nature due to conduct detrimental because #integrity

  27. helldog33 says: Oct 7, 2016 2:15 PM

    “it appears that Miami has dodged the worst of the hurricane”
    ___________________________________
    Miami has dodged the best, the worst, and everything in between. It missed here. Period.

    They could have the game this afternoon if they needed to.

  28. cafetero1075 says: Oct 7, 2016 2:51 PM

    I didn’t even rain down here. Why would they move the game?

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