I'm going Raiders 21, Dolphins 16, because we are still waiting for the Dolphins offense to show up. The Dolphins do miss Fitzpatrick's ability to stand in the trenches with it all falling apart and making something out of nothing with a heave of the ball (and it did go the other way, too, with him). That's the experience that Brisset should have at this point.
Greg Cote (Miami Herald) wrote:
DOLPHINS (1-1) at RAIDERS (2-0)
Line: LV by 4.
Cote’s pick: LV 23-20.
TV: 4:05 p.m., CBS.
Tua Tagovailoa is out while his ribs heal, so Jacoby Brissett starts for now, and it isn’t a big deal for the Dolphins. Why it isn’t says less about Brissett being a solid, experienced backup as it says about the proverbial jury still being out on whether Miami did right or blew it by drafting Tagovailoa. Vegas QB Derek Carr (ankle) also was nicked up but should play, but Fins would catch a big break if legit-iffy RB Josh Jacobs (turf toe) sits out again. Carr is off to a great starts (leads NFL in passing yards) but the 2-0 flatters the Raiders a bit. Miami got embarrassed 35-0 at home by Bills last week but are on a 6-2 run on the road and due a rebound effort. Prideful Fins vs. Raiders due a stumble puts an outright upset in play. And Miami has won seven of past eight on road in this series. I haven’t seen enough offense from Miami to go all in on the upset, but this one feels like a field goal’s difference and the consolation of a road cover.
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