The Oakland Raiders (7-4) travel to Sun Life Stadium on Sunday as the Miami Dolphins (3-8) look to rebound from a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Raiders are coming off of a five point victory over the Chicago Bears riding the right leg of kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who set a franchise record of six field goals, and the 301 yards of passing from quarterback Carson Palmer.
The Thanksgiving match-up against the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) was disappointing only because I felt that the Miami Dolphins (3-8) put themselves in a position to win versus a quality opponent, and didn’t get it done! It was clear from the start of the game that the Dolphins have the ability and talent to defeat playoff caliber teams, but sometimes lack the ability to take advantage of opportunities playoff teams display.
It’s Thanksgiving and in my house that means there will be plenty of turkey and lots of football games to analyze! Obviously the one game that we’re most concerned with is the match-up at 4:15 between the Miami Dolphins (3-7) and the Dallas Cowboys (6-4). The Dolphins come into the contest riding a three-game winning streak and playing their best football of the season following last week’s win over the Buffalo Bills 35-8.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore has his team on a three-game winning streak, and there’s plenty of credit to go around. Moore talked about the defense setting the table for the offense, and how everyone seems to be just doing their jobs! Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys will present a different challenge, but he’s seemed confident about the direction that this team is headed.
The Miami Dolphins defense has been able to put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks over the last three or four weeks now, and linebacker Jason Taylor knows it will be critical this week against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Taylor is having fun again and believes it’s important that some of the other players on the team continue to show there emotions on and off the field!
The Hall of Famer talks with The Finsiders to look back at the impressive offensive performance by Matt Moore and the Dolphins offense in the 35-8 win over the Bills. Don’t miss Griese share his memories from his classic six Touchdown performance vs. St. Louis on Thanksgiving Day in 1977.
The Dolphins center has an entertaining conversation with the crew about his development and successful transition to the league during his rookie season. Make sure to watch for Pouncey’s comments on the match-up with the Dallas defense as well as dealing with a short week of preparation for the Thursday game.
Watch the interview here: