Las Vegas Raiders: 3 keys to victory against Miami Dolphins
Beat up on Jacoby Brissett
With Tua Tagovailoa ruled out with a rib injury, the Raiders will be facing veteran Jacoby Brissett who looks poised to be a career journeyman backup. Brissett has a career completion percentage just under 60 with a 2 to 1 touchdown to interception ratio over his years as a starter and backup.
The former Colt is pretty much the definition of an average QB that can win games for you but can lose plenty of games for you as well. Brissett played poorly against Buffalo but will the benefit of a full week of practice and he is a savvy veteran QB that can make plays from time to time.
What makes this matchup juicy on paper for the Raiders is that the Dolphins have been unable to protect either Brissett or Tagovailoa. They have allowed eight sacks in two games and are allowing their QB to be pressured at one of the highest rates in the league with sacks allowed on 10% of passing plays.
Only Tennessee, Cincinnati, and the New York Jets have fared worse than them so far in that category.
Both Brissett and Tagovailoa can be harassed into making mistakes as we saw the last time the Raiders played Brissett in 2019 while he was with Indianapolis. The Raiders pressure was not a big factor for much of the game but with a chance to drive down and tie the game, he threw a game-sealing pick-six because of some interior pressure. If the Raiders can force Brissett into two turnovers then that would be a massive boost for their odds to win the game.