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Kevin Burnett intercepted a Carson Palmer pass and ran it back for a touchdown–the first Dolphin to do so since Vontae Davis against Buffalo in 2009–to cap the Miami scoring, as the Fins did Jim Mandich proud on the day that the Mad Dog was put up in the team’s Honor Roll.
The 3-8 Dolphins look for their third straight home win as they welcome the AFC West-leading Oakland Raiders (7-4) to Sun Life Stadium.
This will be the 35th all-time regular season meeting between the teams in a series that was dominated early on by the Raiders. The Dolphins, though, have won five of their last six against Oakland, including a 33-17 win at the Coliseum last year and a 17-15 win in 2008, the last time the teams met in South Florida.
Behind Enemy Lines: Breaking Down The Raiders
By: Daniel Gonzalez-Quevedo
What do you know about the 7-4 Oakland Raiders? They’re quietly in first place in the AFC West and if the season were to end today, they would be hosting a playoff game. Despite having all-pro running back, Darren McFadden, missing four games with a sprained foot, players such as Michael Bush and Carson Palmer have stepped up their game and the squad has managed to go on a three game winning streak.
From the Fins:
- Kevin Burnett: “At this stage you can’t afford to be good enough, you have to be dominant”
- Andy Kent of Dolphins.com says the Dolphins special teams unit “have been doing a good job in all phases” this season
- Dan Dierdorf said Carson Palmer told him he was happy to be out of Cincinnati where he had to be a “part-time psychiatrist“
- Bob Griese let’s us know what it was like to play with Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich
- Reggie Bush is pleased about the way Brian Daboll is utilizing his skill set
From the Press:
- Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle says the Raiders may be without a key linebacker for Sunday’s game
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald writes Vontae Davis has turned his season around after a lingering injury early on
- Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post writes Brian Daboll has seen a lot of progress out of Matt Moore over the past few weeks but still says the QB has a good amount of work ahead of him
The CBS broadcaster gives his analysis of the Dolphins and the Raiders in advance of Sunday’s game which he will broadcast on CBS alongside Greg Gumbel. Make sure to listen for Dierdorf’s insight on Carson Palmer, now that the veteran quarterback is out of Cincinnati. Also, Dierdorf shares his memories of his former college teammate, Jim Mandich, who will be inducted into the Dolphins Honor Roll on Sunday.