The NFL has postponed the season-opener between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.
The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 19 in Week 11, the NFL announced Wednesday morning.
The game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium. Week 11 was previously a bye week for both teams.
— NFL (@NFL) September 6, 2017
Original story: Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma, the Bucs game scheduled against the Dolphins on Sunday will not be played in Miami.
The game was originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.
— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) September 5, 2017
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.
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.