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Dolphins Vs. Texans 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Dolphins open up their season against the Texans.

Aug 29, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 29, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) throws a pass during the first quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins are in Houston to play the Texans in Week 1. The Dolphins will be looking for a solid debut from rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who won the starting job in preseason camp. Miami hopes that Tannehill's familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Sherman will help the offense get off to a faster start than others might expect.

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The Texans are more settled on the offensive side of the ball, and they're coming off the first playoff berth in franchise history. But they are not without concerns, as star running back Arian Foster is expected to be a game-time decision thanks to a knee injury.

Kickoff Time: 1 p.m. ET

TV: CBS

For updates on the game, stay tuned to SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more in-depth coverage, be sure to check out Dolphins blog The Phinsider and Texans blog Battle Red Blog. And for more news, notes and analysis from around the league, visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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