The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to clash with the Miami Dolphins this Sunday, but the intrusive Hurricane Irma may just spoil their football fun. Welcome to Week 1 of the 2017-2018 NFL season. This Sunday, the Dolphins were penciled in to take on the Buccaneers inside Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. But now, that game may be in jeopardy.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington suggested that the game will likely be postponed until November 19, when both teams have a bye-week, according to league sources. However, the NFL has not made an official decision whether or not to postpone the game.
Here’s an official statement from the NFL regarding Hurricane Irma impacting the game between the Bucs and the Dolphins…
Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma on South Florida, the Miami Dolphins home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, will not be played in Miami on Sunday, the NFL announced today.
In the interest of public safety in light of the current state of emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, has decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate.
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.
Despite the Category 5 hurricane looming over the horizon, several Dolphins reportedly still want to play on Sunday, regardless of the weather. “Luckily for us, we started Monday, so we’re ready to go,” Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler said. “Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday we’re kind of open to anything. This team is young and flexible and they’re ready to rock.”
Are The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Playing Today?: Not Sure
It hasn’t been confirmed if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be taking on the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. But it is confirmed that they won’t be playing at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The team may postpone the game or move to a different stadium. At the moment, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still scheduled to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at 1 PM EST on FOX.
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M. EST