Decision on Bucs-Dolphins game expected later today


With a major hurricane closing in on Florida, the NFL still hasn’t decided what to do about Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and the Dolphins. Set for Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, it’s becoming more and more likely that the game will have to be moved.

Per a league source, a decision is expected later today.

Options include playing the game earlier or moving it to Week 11, when the Buccaneers and Dolphins currently have bye weeks. However, that would entail both teams playing games for 16 straight weeks. For one of those weekends, the Dolphins will be playing in England.

So the smarter move is to move the game up. And the smartest move would be to make a decision now and implement it, so that the league, the network, the teams, and the paying customers can plan accordingly.

19 responses to “Decision on Bucs-Dolphins game expected later today

  1. What’s the delay….move the game…the fans will have already evacuated and will be more into saving their lives and homes. Play it in another state. Maybe in Atlanta ‘s new building….or Joel Osteen’ sorry couldn’t help it.

  2. People are offended by the term Redskins, yet Hurricanes kill people and we got collegiate and pro teams named after them. Surprised those softies aren’t making a big deal out of that.

  3. I don’t think this game is going to be played earlier. Both teams have the same bye week so it looks like these two teams will be playing 16 games straight.

  4. .
    The brunt of the hurricane is scheduled to hit Miami at about 2am Sunday morning. The only possible day to play would be Thursday as evacuations would still be possible on Friday and Saturday.

    South Florida schools are already closed on Thursday and Friday.

  5. scoops1 says:

    September 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    move it to friday…..


    Although it’s not expected to hit until either Saturday or Sunday, on Friday majority of the tropical storm wind would have already arrived. Which is typically between 40 to 79 mph, forget about how ugly it would make the game be that is unsafe conditions for traffic to and from the game.

  6. Some think it’s going to hit 200mph. Holy crap.

    Stay safe and for cripes sakes get out of S Florida while you can!

  7. I know some people dont have money to travel and get out of the area, but if you have children and you DO have the ability to evacuate, why not do so? Just sad to see all these people(children especially) being caught up in these storms. I have 3 kids(2 toddlers) and i would not want to be in a position where I’m struggling to hold onto my kids in flood waters and raging rivers. Dont put your family in that position. And to MICHAELFERGUS, you sound so ignorant comparing redskins and hurricanes. I’m sure people would have a different opinion if there was a game between the alabama colored boys vs the oklahoma rednecks.

  8. As of 5PM (current track can change) Irma looks like it will hit most of Florida and possibly Georgia so Atlanta might be out…I’m staying with what I said earlier…Both teams will get their bye weeks this week!
    My shutters are already up…I’ve been through a few of these storms and it’s better to be prepared!
    Don’t forget to fill the bathtubs fellow South Floridians.

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