On Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post’s Ben Volin, the team signed one of its steadiest performers, punter Brandon Fields, to a four-year extension. Fields, a seventh-round pick in 2007 , posted a franchise-record 48.8-yard average last season (third-best in the NFL behind San Francisco’s Andy Lee and Oakland’s Shane Lechler.)
League sources told Volin that Fields’ new deal, which runs through the 2016 season, will be worth $13.3 million ($3.3 million guaranteed), making him the fifth-highest paid punter in the NFL.
The Miami Dolphins (4-8) put on a show Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Raiders (7-5), who had come into the game winning three consecutive games to take control of the AFC West. On the field at Sun Life Stadium, it looked like the Dolphins were the team that was in control right from the start! Winning four of their last five games, Miami is playing and executing like a team challenging for playoff contention!
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.
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.