Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
One of the biggest home-field advantages for the Miami Dolphins in the early part of the season is the brutal heat and humidity that is infamous in South Florida. This Sunday, it's not going to be any different with temperatures expected to be over 95 degrees. With humidity factored in, it will feel like 103 degrees. The weather is something that Joe Philbin and the rest of the team are embracing.
"I grew up in Massachusetts and spent my first 18 or 19 years there," Philbin said. "I know it's hard to simulate this kind of weather up there on a consistent basis. You're going to get a hot spell here and there and you guys know with the rain or lack thereof in practice we've been out here. We've had 22 practices so far and we've been outside for 20 of them."
Teams typically start to fall apart in the third and fourth quarter in the extreme heat and humidity. If the Dolphins can keep things close until then, they should be able to pull away at the end of the game.