The Dolphins will travel to California to take on the Oakland Raiders Sunday at 1 p.m. The Dolphins are coming off a bad loss against the Houston Texans who beat Miami handedly last Sunday. The Raiders were equally, if not more, embarrassed following their Monday night loss against the Chargers. Both teams played overall bad games and had little to come away with in their contest. This should make this matchup an interesting one that could go wither way.
Miami probably has less to brag about considering they gained just 275 yards last week. The team also scored only 10 points, and seven of these came on a fluke punt return. Miami could not run nor pass the ball and recorded less than 200 yards passing and less than 100 yards rushing. It was certainly not the beginning Ryan Tannehill had hoped for in his rookie debut, but he must show that he can grow from it and beat an easier foe in Oakland.
Oakland will have plenty to prove also, after staying in a game with San Diego all Monday night just to have things fall apart in the kicking game. The team was matching San Diego blow for blow, but two bad long snaps to the punter and a blocked punt changed all of that and gave San Diego a much easier win. Oakland did pass well gaining 275+ yards through the air, but failed to get the run game going. Both teams have significant issues, but it will be interesting to see what teams will come into play more this Sunday.
PREDICTION: OAK 23 MIA 20