The NFL Drops the Ball Again in Miami by Cancelling Sunday's Game


The game was originally slated for 1 p.m. EDT Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, but due to Irma's potential track over South Florida, league officials determined conditions would not be safe.

"The league will continue to examine other options, including playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season, and will provide an update on that decision as soon as possible", the league said in a statement.

Irma, which could be the second powerful storm to thrash the United States in as many weeks, is expected to reach southern Florida on Saturday. The game will be played on both teams' shared bye week, November 19, rather than this Sunday due to the hurricane, which is now a Category 5 storm making its way toward Florida.

The NFL chose to move the date rather than relocate the game to a neutral field such as Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Week 11, when both teams have a bye, is a likely solution. Normally I would agree, but what if the National Football League made a decision to sell these game tickets at $20 dollars a piece and donate all of the money to the Hurricane relief effort in Miami?

There was concern about a home game last October when Hurricane Matthew threatened South Florida before turning north and hitting closer to Jacksonville. You might say wait, the Dolphins would then have one less home game for season ticket owners!

Miami continued to prepare Tuesday as if the game will go on this week.