The Raiders will run the ball all darn day, and get plenty of yards. They are 2nd in rushing and we are 20th in rushing defense. I guess Samson Satele really wasn't that bad, huh? They have a top tight end in Zach Miller. He is questionable. If he plays, he will kill us...as do all competent tight ends. I would love to see a clever game plan with a stacked box and well-disguised interior blitz calls. Somehow, I suspect we will see vanilla defense though. Advantage Raiders.
If we put pressure on the QB with consistency, then we can keep the ball out of the hands of their wide receivers....if not, the raiders are not afraid to throw the long ball and Louis Murphy is a star in the making. Jacoby Ford is very fast and could break a big one as well. Our defense is 5th against the pass. This is the phase of the game that could give us turnovers and give us hope. If Cameron Wake puts the fear of God into Campebell, good things can happen. Advantage Dolphins.
Our offense is horrible and the Raiders have a great secondary. They are 4th against the pass and we are 20th in passing offense. That means we have to run the ball. Problem is, we are 21st in rushing offense...but the Raiders are a horrible 25th in rushing defense, so there is hope. The offensive game plan will have to be stellar to succeed...yeah right. Advantage Raiders
Jacoby Ford is a very speedy and elusive return man...our special teams can't tackle....our return game is pedestrian at best. The kickers for both teams are good. If there is anything the 2010 Dolphins are good at, it is field goals. Shane Lechler is a much better punter though. Advantage Raiders.
So....both teams will likely be trying to win on the ground and the Raiders will win that battle every darn day. Throw in a couple big passes to Zach Miller and it could be a debacle. If the Raiders wide receivers get turned loose, then it will be a slaughter.
At least we are playing on the road....the 2010 Dolphins seem to save their poorest efforts for the home crowd. Sorry, but this team looks to be going in the wrong direction and the Raiders seem to have turned their team around and are on a 4 game winning streak....
I Disagree I think we will contain the run. Ya, we're ranked 20th against the run, it's a deceiving statistic though because our defense is always on the field.Opposing teams still only average 3.9 per carry against us. I do think Nolan will stack the box and confuse campbell and make him beat us. Unless Mcfadden breaks the big one we'll be good against the run. Advantage Fins.
The Raiders are horrible converting third downs going 47/144, bummer is our D isn't any better were 55/141 on 3rd down.I'm more worried about the screens/check downs and Z. Miller on third downs. But I agree we should hold their passing attack and play oppurtunistic D get some sacks/turnovers. Advantage Fins
AS far as our offense vs. their D, we have to get the run going early and stick with it so we can utilize the play-action. Especially if were minus marshall.
Our D gets some turnovers, offense will put together couple drives, keep the passes to a minimum we'll end up with one touchdown and a few field goals. Another win on the road