UPDATE (10:30 a.m. ET): The NFL officially announced Wednesday it has postponed Sunday’s Week 1 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, moving it to Week 11.
ORIGINAL STORY: Hurricane Irma is barreling toward the southern coast of Florida and it’s about to wreak havoc on the NFL schedule, too.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday, citing a source, that Sunday’s Week 1 matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins, to be played in Miami, has been postponed.
The teams, who coincidentally share a bye week, now will meet on Week 11 in Miami.
Obviously, football takes a back seat to real life when a potentially disastrous storm is headed for Florida. That being said, from a football standpoint, this is a tough break for both teams, especially the Dolphins. Miami’s Week 11 bye was to come after a “Monday Night Football” game at Carolina. Instead, they’ll now play the Bucs on a short week in Week 11, before traveling to New England to take on the Patriots the following week.
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