4 reasons the Las Vegas Raiders will beat the Miami Dolphins in Week 3
Home field advantage
It doesn’t matter if you put the Raiders in Oakland, Las Angeles, Las Vegas, or the Moon, where the Raiders, go Raider Nation follows. When the move to Vegas was announced, every single person outside of the nation said the same things, “Vegas will never be a Raiders town” “visiting opponents will take over that stadium,” blah blah blah.
But the impossible has happened, as Vegas has fully embraced the Raiders, and the Silver and Black have embraced their place in the desert.
The Raiders do a bunch of charity around the community, really empathize the importance of high school football within the state of Nevada, and the players have thrown their own love and time into helping others. That’s what’s going to make this relationship between the Raiders and the Las Vegas fan base special.
Don’t forget Raiders fans also travel from all over the country. Raider Nation regularly takes over opposing team’s stadiums, including a ‘home’ game in Los Angeles once a season against the Chargers.
The electricity on Monday Night Football against the Ravens wasn’t even palpable. Fans were so excited quarterback Derek Carr had to quiet down the crowd on offense. Last year, when the Dolphins beat the Raiders on a last-second field goal, it certainly helped the Fins that there were no fans in the stands.
Let’s see how the Dolphins react when they have a full stadium of Raiders fans screaming their heads off for the team they love whether the Raiders are 12-0 or 0-12.