2022 Miami Dolphins season
|2022 Miami Dolphins season|
|Owner||Stephen M. Ross 22|
|General manager||Chris Grier|
|Head coach||Mike McDaniel|
|Home field||Hard Rock Stadium|
|Division place||1st AFC East|
The Dolphins will attempt to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016, win the AFC East for the first time since 2008, and finish with 3 straight winning seasons for the first time since the 2001–2003 seasons.
For the first time since 2014, long-time wide receiver DeVante Parker would not be on the roster, as he was traded to the New England Patriots on April 2, 2022. Parker was previously the longest tenured player on the roster, and his departure made cornerback Xavien Howard, who had been with the Dolphins since 2016, the team's new longest tenured player.
|4||125||Erik Ezukanma||WR||Texas Tech|
|247||Skylar Thompson||QB||Kansas State|
|Blaise Andries||OT, G||Minnesota|||
|Owen Carney Jr.||OLB||Illinois|
|Tanner Conner||TE||Idaho State|
|Kellen Diesch||OT||Arizona State|
|Elijah Hamilton||CB||Louisiana Tech|
|Tommy Heatherly||P||Florida INT|
|Deandre Johnson||LB||Miami (FL)|
|Kader Kohou||CB||Texas A&M–Commerce|
|Verone McKinley III||S||Oregon|
|Braylon Sanders||WR||Ole Miss|
|ZaQuandre White||RB||South Carolina|
|Jordan Williams||DT||Virginia Tech|
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→ Coaching staff
|Offensive linemen |
|Reserve lists |
|1||August 13||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 26–24||1–0||Raymond James Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 20||Las Vegas Raiders||L 13–15||1–1||Hard Rock Stadium||Recap|
|3||August 27||Philadelphia Eagles||W 48–10||2–1||Hard Rock Stadium||Recap|
|1||September 11||1:00 p.m.||New England Patriots||W 20–7||1–0||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS||Recap|
|2||September 18||1:00 p.m.||at Baltimore Ravens||W 42–38||2–0||M&T Bank Stadium||CBS||Recap|
|3||September 25||1:00 p.m.||Buffalo Bills||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|4||September 29||8:15 p.m.||at Cincinnati Bengals||Paycor Stadium||Prime Video|
|5||October 9||1:00 p.m.||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|6||October 16||1:00 p.m.||Minnesota Vikings||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|7||October 23||8:20 p.m.||Pittsburgh Steelers||Hard Rock Stadium||NBC|
|8||October 30||1:00 p.m.||at Detroit Lions||Ford Field||CBS|
|9||November 6||1:00 p.m.||at Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||CBS|
|10||November 13||1:00 p.m.||Cleveland Browns||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|12||November 27||1:00 p.m.||Houston Texans||Hard Rock Stadium||CBS|
|13||December 4||4:05 p.m.||at San Francisco 49ers||Levi's Stadium||Fox|
|14||December 11||4:05 p.m.||at Los Angeles Chargers||SoFi Stadium||CBS|
|15||December 17/18||TBD||at Buffalo Bills||Highmark Stadium||TBD|
|16||December 25||1:00 p.m.||Green Bay Packers||Hard Rock Stadium||Fox|
|17||January 1||1:00 p.m.||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||CBS|
|18||January 7/8||TBD||New York Jets||Hard Rock Stadium||TBD|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times from Weeks 5–14 and Week 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
- As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 15, the date, time and network for that week's game at the Buffalo Bills will be finalized at a later date—by no later than four weeks prior to game day.
- The date, time and network for Week 18 will be finalized at the end of Week 17.
Week 1: vs. New England Patriots
Head coach Mike McDaniel recorded his first win as a head coach and became the first Dolphins coach since Nick Saban in 2005 to win their first game as Dolphins head coach, as well as the first head coach in Dolphins history to win their head coaching debut. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa joined former Denver Broncos quarterbacks John Elway and Jake Plummer as the only QBs to beat a Bill Belichick-coached team at least three times without a loss. With the win, the Dolphins began the season 1-0.
Week 2: at Baltimore Ravens
The Dolphins defeated the Ravens on the road for the first time since the two teams' inaugural meeting in 1997 after they were down 7-28 at halftime and later 14-35 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa finished the game with a career-high 469 passing yards and six touchdowns and wide receivers Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill became the first pair of teammates in NFL history to catch 10 passes for over 150 yards and two touchdowns in the same game. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 2-0.
Week 3: vs. Buffalo Bills
at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Date: September 25
- Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
- TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green and Melanie Collins
|New York Jets||1||1||0||.500||0–0||1–1||40||54||W1|
|New England Patriots||1||1||0||.500||0–1||1–1||24||34||W1|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||West||2||0||0||1.000||1–0||1–0||.500||.500||W2|
|6||New York Jets||East||1||1||0||.500||0–0||1–1||.600||.667||W1|
|In the hunt|
|8||New England Patriots||East||1||1||0||.500||0–1||1–1||.600||.333||W1|
|9||Los Angeles Chargers||West||1||1||0||.500||1–1||1–1||.500||.000||L1|
|15||Las Vegas Raiders||West||0||2||0||.000||0–1||0–1||.500||.000||L2|
|w — Clinched wild card|
|x — Clinched playoff berth|
|y — Clinched division|
|z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage|
Awards and honors
- ^ "Patriots acquiring WR DeVante Parker from Dolphins in trade". NFL.com. April 2, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
- ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins sign 14 undrafted college free agents". miamidolphins.com. May 13, 2022.
- ^ Gordon, Grant. "Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa, Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown highlight Players of the Week". National Football League. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
- Official website