The Dolphins went 9-8 and finished third in the AFC East last season. It was just the third time Miami was above .500 in a season since the start of 2009.
Miami hired Mike McDaniel during the offseason, and the first-time Head Coach comes to South Florida after spending the past five seasons with the 49ers. In 2021, he was the offensive coordinator for San Francisco. From 2006 through 2008 he was an offensive assistant for the Texans.
The Texans have played the Dolphins 10 times, and come out as the victor in eight of those matchups.
Notable Dolphins: QB Tua Tagavailoa, WR Tyreek Hill, WR Jaylen Waddle, TE Mike Gesicki
Former Texans OLB/DE Brennan Scarlett played 56 games with the Texans from 2016-2020, and Cornerback Keion Crossen was a Texan in 2019 and 2020. Houston Linebacker Kamu Grigier-Hill played in Miami in 2020, while fellow Linebacker Neville Hewitt was a Dolphin from 2015 through 2017.