Game moved to Friday

For the third time in the last two seasons, a hurricane has forced the Dolphins to change the game time of a home contest. On this occasion, the home game against the Kansas City has been moved from Sunday at 1 p.m. to Friday night at 7 p.m.

The decision was made because of the threat of Hurricane Wilma, which is expected to make landfall somewhere in Florida -- and quite possibly South Florida -- on Sunday.

Television broadcast information for the game was expected to be announced later on Thursday.

The Dolphins had to move their first two home games last season because of the threat of hurricanes.

The season opener against Tennessee was moved to Saturday at 1 p.m. because of Hurricane Ivan, while a Sept. 26 game against Pittsburgh was moved to 8:30 p.m. that night because of Hurricane Jeanne.

Since 1992, the Dolphins have to switch the game time of four other contests because of various circumstances -- Hurricane Andrew forced the switch of a 1992 home game against New England from Sept. 7 to Oct. 18; the 1997 World Series involving the Florida Marlins forced the move of a home game against Chicago from Sunday afternoon to Monday night; the terrorist attack of Sept. 11 forced a 2001 home game against Buffalo to be moved from Sept. 16 to Jan. 6, 2002; and finally California wildfires forced the move of a game at San Diego on Oct. 27, 2003 to Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona on Monday night, Oct. 28.

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