Miami Dolphins

A game-by-game breakdown of the Miami Dolphins’ 2016 season

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase opens his coaching career on the road with a matchup against the Seahawks.
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase opens his coaching career on the road with a matchup against the Seahawks. adiaz@miamiherald.com

Week 1

Dolphins

at Seahawks

Sept. 11, 4:05 p.m.

Prediction: What a way for Adam Gase to begin his career. Seattle is 19-5 at home since 2013. Make that 20-5.

SEAHAWKS 31,

DOLPHINS 14

Week 2

Dolphins at

Patriots

Sept. 18, 1 p.m.

Prediction: Thank you, Roger Goodell. The Tom Brady-less Patriots lose at home to Miami for the first time since 2008.

DOLPHINS 21,

PATRIOTS 20

Week 3

Browns at

Dolphins

Sept. 25, 1 p.m.

Prediction: The House That Ross Built is rocking in its grand opening. A perfect way to open the team’s new digs.

DOLPHINS 31,

BROWNS 10

Week 4

Dolphins at

Bengals

Sept. 29, 8:25 p.m.

Prediction: Only thing tougher than playing a road Thursday night game is playing a playoff team on the road on Thursday night.

BENGALS 27,

DOLPHINS 10

Week 5

Titans at

Dolphins

Oct. 9, 1 p.m.

Prediction: The good people of Nashville and South Florida (and no one else) get to see a good ole’ fashioned shootout.

DOLPHINS 35,

TITANS 31

Week 6

Steelers at

Dolphins

Oct. 16, 1 p.m.

Prediction: Win a game, lose a game. Win a game, lose a game. The Dolphins don’t break the loop against Big Ben.

STEELERS 27,

DOLPHINS 7

Week 7

Bills at

Dolphins

Oct. 23, 1 p.m.

Prediction: Joe Philbin got fired, in large part, because he couldn’t beat the Buffalo Bills. Gase won’t repeat that mistake.

DOLPHINS 22,

BILLS 20

Week 9

Jets at

Dolphins

Nov. 6, 1 p.m.

Prediction: What’s that called? A winning streak! Dolphins improve to 3-0 against the AFC East with ease.

DOLPHINS 24,

JETS 10

Week 10

Dolphins at

Chargers

Nov. 13, 4:05 p.m.

Prediction: Back to reality for the Dolphins. Ageless Philip Rivers exposes Miami’s secondary time and again.

CHARGERS 28,

DOLPHINS 17

Week 11

Dolphins

at Rams

Nov. 20, 4:05 p.m.

Prediction: Fun fact: Laremy Tunsil was two months old the last time the Dolphins played in Los Angeles.

DOLPHINS 17,

RAMS 14

Week 12

49ers at

Dolphins

Nov. 27, 1 p.m.

Prediction: No team has fallen farther, faster than San Francisco. The Niners are in tank mode with six weeks left.

DOLPHINS 24,

49ERS 2

Week 13

Dolphins at

Ravens

Dec. 4, 1 p.m.

Prediction: These teams might as well be in the same division. They play almost every year. With usually the same result.

RAVENS 27,

DOLPHINS 16

Week 14

Cardinals

at Dolphins

Dec. 11, 1 p.m.

Prediction: Arizona is the best team in football. Miami is not. The game’s final score reflects that.

CARDINALS 33,

DOLPHINS 6

Week 15

Dolphins

at Jets

Dec. 17, 8:25 p.m.

Prediction: A once-promising Dolphins season goes off the rails when Brandon Marshall beats his old team late.

JETS 24,

DOLPHINS 20

Week 16

Dolphins

at Bills

Dec. 24, 1 p.m.

Prediction: The building formerly known as Ralph Wilson Stadium has been a house of horrors. Gase exorcises the demons.

DOLPHINS 27,

BILLS 17

Week 17

Patriots

at Dolphins

Jan 1, 1 p.m.

Prediction: Brady’s back, and with a bye on the line, he’s as good as ever. Yet another non-winning season for Miami.

PATRIOTS 31,

DOLPHINS 20

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