The 2011 schedule for the Miami Dolphins has been released.
Unfortunately for the Dolphins, all their games are not on the road.
The Dolphins finished a pathetic 1-7 at home in 2010 and must improve in that area.
Here is a look at the five most interesting matchups scheduled for 2011.
The Houston Texans are not normally on anyone's most interesting matchups list.
However, the Dolphins have never beaten the Texans (0-5 all-time).
The Dolphins will have a chance to make history and get this monkey off their back in week 2, when Houston come to Sun Life Stadium for a 4:15 p.m. matchup.
The game is also an intriguing matchup of two teams that are trying to get over the 8-8/7-9 hump, and into the playoffs.
Week 14 brings the Philadelphia Eagles to South Florida. It's all too rare that NFC teams come to Miami, and many fans look forward to seeing fresh opponents.
The Eagles will also bring with them an electrifying playmaker in DeSean Jackson.
What's more, the game itself could have huge playoff implications. Week 14 is often when a team either makes their playoff push or their season collapses.
The head-to-head all-time record favors the Dolphins, 7-5.
Week 12, the Dolphins head to Dallas for a Thanksgiving matchup.
Who doesn't love playing on Thanksgiving?
The Dolphins have had mixed results in Dallas on Thanksgiving.
In 1999, the Dolphins lost an embarrassing 20-0 game. However, in 1993, the Dolphins won the infamous Leon Lett game 16-14.
The Cowboys will be looking to continue the momentum gained at the end of 2010 under Jason Garrett.
Not to mention, this will be the first matchup between these two teams since Jeff Ireland left Dallas to come to Miami.
All-time, the Dolphins lead the series at 7-5.
Year-in and year-out, the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins matchups are always interesting.
In 2011, in both games, it appears as if that trend will continue.
The Dolphins head to New York in week 6 for a prime time Monday Night Football matchup.
MNF is always exciting and brings even more hype. The Dolphins have had good success in New York over the last couple seasons and will look to continue that.
The teams meet again in the final week of the season in Miami in 2012. This game could decide whether one team makes the playoffs and the other doesn't.
All-time, the Jets hold the head-to-head advantage at 47-43-1.
If there is one team that Dolphins fans love to hate, it's the New England Patriots.
What better way to open the 2011 season than with a Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Patriots and the Dolphins in Miami?
Sun Life Stadium is electric on Monday nights and the electricity will be even greater for a season opener.
The MNF matchup with the Pats last season did not go well for the Dolphins (I was there, unfortunately). However, this year, the Dolphins will get a chance at revenge right off the bat.
The teams will meet again in New England, week 16, in a Christmas Eve game.
The Dolphins' lack of success in cold weather is no secret and their toughness will be put to the test once again.
I love watching snow football, just not snow football with my Dolphins involved.
All-time, the Dolphins hold the head-to-head advantage at 50-41.