One look at the 2009 Dolphins schedule will make fans yearn for Cam Cameron and that 1-15 season again.
At least that debacle brought a No. 1 draft pick and a soft schedule.
The 'Phins reward for being overachieving AFC East division champs and making the playoffs may be the toughest schedule in the league.
There are six games against 2008 playoff teams, including the first three of the season. Thirteen of the 16 games will be against teams that were .500 or better in 2008.
And to top it all off, Pennington and the boys will end the season against the blitzing and defending Super Bowl Champs the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Even Hercules didn't have to endure such a brutal series of tasks.
One silver lining is the Dolphins will be featured on prime time TV four times, including two Monday Night Football contests.
The home schedule is sure to bring fans out also, with games against Peyton Manning and the Colts, Reggie Bush and the Saints, the Steelers and the Brady led Pats.
All the 'Phins should be circling Oct. 18. No, they aren't playing the Detroit Lions.
It's the bye week and the only break in this hellish schedule.
Sept. 13 at Atlanta
Sept. 21 home Indianapolis (MNF)
Sept. 27 at San Diego
Oct. 4 home Buffalo
Oct. 12 home New York Jets (MNF)
Oct. 18 BYE
Oct. 25 home New Orleans
Nov. 1 at New York Jets
Nov. 8 at New England
Nov. 15 home Tampa Bay
Nov. 19 at Carolina
Nov. 29 at Buffalo
Dec. 6 home New England
Dec. 13 at Jacksonville
Dec. 20 at Tennessee
Dec. 27 home Houston
Jan. 3 home Pittsburgh