The Dolphins went 10-6 and finished second in the AFC East last season. It was just the second time Miami was above .500 on a season since the start of 2009.
Head coach Brian Flores is now 15-17 in two seasons with the Dolphins.
Aside from a 2015 loss in Miami, the Texans are undefeated against the Dolphins. Houston trounced Miami, 42-23, in late October of 2018 to run the all-time record to 8-1 against the 'Fins. Three of the last four victories have been by double digits, and the last quartet of Texans' wins over the Dolphins were by seven points or more.
Notable Dolphins: QB Tua Tagavailoa, WR DeVante Parker, CB Xavien Howard, WR Jaylen Waddle, WR Will Fuller, V
Fuller was the Texans' first round pick in 2016, and he caught 24 touchdowns in 53 career games from 2016-2020. LB Benardrick McKinney joined the Dolphins after spending 2015-2020 with Houston, where he amassed 530 career tackles. OLB/DE Brennan Scarlett is in Miami after 56 games with the Texans from 2016-2020. Houston defensive lineman Shaq Lawson was a Dolphin last season, as was linebacker Kamu Grigier-Hill.