The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to get back into the playoffs this year and this means making sure every AFC team is defeated on this schedule in 2021.
The Miami Dolphins missed the playoffs by one game last season, winning ten games, as they continue to move the franchise in the right direction. On their way to a winning season, the Dolphins beat the Las Vegas Raiders in a close game that came down to the wire.
Going toe-to-toe with the Kansas City Chiefs near the end of the season, the Dolphins showed they will be a team to beat in the future in the AFC East. This year, the Dolphins will come to Las Vegas in Week 3, as the Silver and Black look to get some revenge on the fellas from South Beach.
The past few seasons, the Raiders have started strong, but in both 2019 and 2020, they faltered down the stretch and failed to make the playoffs. Seeing as how they have the Ravens, Steelers, and the Dolphins as the first three weeks of the season, every game counts for this team, and they cannot afford to start out 0-3.
With that being said, here is the preview of the Maimi Dolphins.
Las Vegas Raiders 2021 Opponent Preview: Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins were a good team last year and should be solid again this year too. With the AFC East ripe for the picking this offseason, the Dolphins were only a few games away from taking it away from the Buffalo Bills, a team that made it all the way to the AFC title game.
This season, the Dolphins have added a few key players such as former Colts quarterback and Walter Peyton Man of the Year nominee, Jacoby Brissett, as well as Will Fuller from the Texans. They also brought in former Ravens center Matt Skura on a one-year prove-it deal.
Also, they signed a depth cornerback in Justin Coleman from the Detroit Lions, and while they didn’t add any super flashy players, they added good veterans to a young depth chart that includes Xavier Howard, and Byron Jones in the secondary.
In the draft, the Dolphins got quite a haul early on, adding tackle Liam Eichenberg, edge defender Jaelan Phillips, and receiver Jaylen Waddle.