Their season opener postponed by Hurricane Irma, the Dolphins will face the unenviable challenge of playing 16 consecutive weeks.
But the way coach Anthony Lynn sees it, the Dolphins will have a couple of Irma-related advantages when they play his Los Angeles Chargers in Southern California on Sunday.
During a conference call with South Florida reporters on Wednesday, Lynn called the Dolphins ?the freshest team in the league? because they didn?t play in Week 1.
He said an aura of mystery, created by not playing last week, also gives Miami something of an advantage.