The Dolphins went 9-8 and finished second in the AFC East last season. In the playoffs, they fell in the Wild Card round at Buffalo. 2022 was just the fourth time Miami was above .500 in a season since the start of 2009.
Head Coach Mike McDaniel enters his second season on the job. He was the 49ers offensive coordinator in 2021, and spent three years as Texans assistant at the start of Gary Kubiak's tenure.
The Texans have played the Dolphins 11 times, and come out as the victor in eight of those matchups.
Notable Dolphins: QB Tua Tagavailoa, WR Tyreek Hill, WR Jaylen Waddle, DB Jalen Ramsey
Former Texans assistant coach Wes Welker is now a Dolphins Wide receivers Coach. Miami's Keion Crossen played cornerback for the Texans in 2019 and 2020. Offensive lineman Kendall Lamm was a Texan from 2015 through 2018. Wide receiver Keke Coutee was a Texan from 2018 to 2020. Geron Christian started eight games for the Texans offensive line in 2021. Texans Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil began his NFL career with the Dolphins in 2016, and played there through the 2018 season. Houston Linebacker Neville Hewitt was a Dolphin from 2015 through 2017.