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Raiders at Dolphins predictions: Miami fans see nearly double-digit win coming
11-30-2018, 11:58 AM,
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Raiders at Dolphins predictions: Miami fans see nearly double-digit win coming
The Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders are preparing for a Sunday showdown Daniel Kilgore Jersey , with Miami looking to stay undefeated on the year while Oakland is hoping to score their first win of the season. Each week, we ask for your predictions of how the game will play out as part of our FanPulse survey, and this week, it looks like Miami fans are starting to find some confidence in how the team is performing.The spread on the game is three points, with the Dolphins favored. According to our FanPulse results, Dolphins fans see Miami winning by nine points. Over on Silver and Black Pride, SB Nation’s Raiders site, their fans have a closer game, with the[Image: nike_dolphins_1169.jpg]

Raiders winning by four points.[Dolphins fans: Sign up for FanPulse, our weekly Dolphins survey]Both results see the winning team Matt Haack Jersey , with or without the spread. The Dolphins would be six points clear after their three-point deficit, while the Raiders would win by seven points, with the spread. It seems interesting that, basically, both teams come out to about a touchdown winner when the spread is considered.What do you think of the results? Will Miami be near that double-digit win-margin when the final seconds tick off the clock? Will is be a much closer game?Opposing Player Spotlight: Week 1, Tennessee Titans Football is back! Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season has finally arrived, and this week, the Miami Dolphins will be taking on the Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium.Each week of the upcoming season, I’ll be highlighting one player on the opposing team that Dolphins fans should be watching out for. This week, that player is Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews.Stat ReviewIn subsequent weeks Cheap Jason Sanders Jersey , I’ll be analyzing a player’s production from previous games of the upcoming year, but given that it’s week 1, we’ll take a look at Matthews’ statistics from last season. In 2017, Matthews started 14 games for the Titans and corralled 53 receptions for 795 yards and four touchdowns. He was the team’s top wide receiver and was 12 yards shy of being Tennessee’s most productive pass catcher overall (behind tight end Delanie Walker, who had 807 yards).Looking AheadThis year, the Titans will be looking to Corey Davis to become the team’s top pass-catching threat, meaning Matthews will likely be seeing some time in the slot. That being said, the Titans like to run two-tight end sets, and will also be pushing Matthews outside while revolving Walker and fellow tight end Jonnu Smith between the hashes. With that in mind, Miami’s defense will need to keep track of Matthews and where he’s lining up. Dolphins fans should remember from Matthews’ four years in Miami that the 28 year-old vet is capable of doing damage all over the field.Key MatchupDue to the likelihood of Matthews moving around the Titans’ formation T.J. McDonald Jersey , we have two matchups to look out for here, and both will be quite intriguing. When Matthews is lined up in the slot, he’ll likely be covered by Dolphins rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. The Dolphins drafted Fitzpatrick with the 11th overall selection because of the former Alabama star’s ability to cover defenders anywhere on the field. The first-year pro is naturally a free safety, but showed during his time with the Crimson Tide and during the preseason that he is a very capable nickel corner as well.When Matthews is outside, he’s likely to be covered by fourth-year vet Bobby McCain given that Miami’s top corner, Xavien Howard will probably be responsible for covering Corey Davis. McCain was given a sizable extension this offseason because of his excellence in the slot, but with Cordrea Tankersley and Torry McTyer failing to impress during the preseason, McCain was moved outside and Fitzpatrick was awarded a starting position in nickel formation. Matthews will be McCain’s first true test as a boundary defender.
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