NFL Moves Dolphins Buccaneers Game To Week 11 Due To Hurricane Irma

Citing player and fan safety concerns, the NFL moved the Miami Dolphins-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game scheduled for Sunday September 10 to November 19 because of the threat from Hurricane Irma, which is currently a Category 5 storm. Irma is predicted to make landfall in the early morning hours Sunday. 

Over the weekend, multiple alternatives were on the table, including playing the game Friday night. Other contingency plans were considered, including a neutral site game, but complications getting the teams in and out of Florida safely and removing a home game from the Dolphins' schedule made for strong arguments to postpone the game until Week 11. 

Miami surrendered a home game from its schedule for the Dolphins' Week 4 game in London against the New Orleans Saints. The Buccaneers and Dolphins shared a scheduled bye in Week 11. 


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