Due to Hurricane Irma making its way toward Florida, the NFL will postpone the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins game that was originally scheduled for Sunday at Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium.
The two teams will make up the game at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 during Week 11, the league announced.
The Buccaneers and Dolphins will play 16-straight games this season with both teams’ bye weeks scheduled for Week 11.
The Buccaneers’ bye was scheduled before traveling to Atlanta to face the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Out of the last eight teams to play 16-straight games, only one made the playoffs— the Miami Dolphins in 1992 after resceduling for relief efforts from Hurricane Andrew, according to ESPN.
- 2001- Arizona Cardinals (7-9)
- 2001- San Diego Chargers (5-11)
- 2000- Cleveland Browns (3-13)
- 2000- Cincinnati Bengals (4-12)
- 1999- Cleveland Browns (2-14)
- 1999- San Diego Chargers (8-8)
- 1992- New England Patriots (2-14)
- 1992- Miami Dolphins (11-5)
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday the NFL scheduled a conference call to discuss if the game should be postponed as Irma was promoted to a Category Five hurricane.