3 reasonable expectations for the Las Vegas Raiders against Miami
The return of the Ground game
Quarterback Derek Carr almost went for 400 passing yards in consecutive weeks, as he goes into Week 3 leading the NFL in passing yards. His huge number of passing yards were aided by the fact that the team went into overtime in Week 1, and the Steelers game was a forced passing exhibition, as the Raiders were without top running back Josh Jacobs.
The Silver and Black will look to mix it up a bit vs the Dolphins with Jacobs hopefully back. The Raiders could rest Jacobs for one more week, but with just nagging injuries that kept him out of Week 2 in Pittsburgh, the expectation is that he will be ready for this contest.
Carr should continue to shatter another defense with the exceptional passing ability he has shown so far, but a 400-yard passing game should not be expected in this one. This one should not be close, and the Raiders will use time management by pounding the ground game a lot more often in this one, so expect Jacobs, or even Kenyan Drake to put up solid numbers on Sunday.