The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Miami Dolphins inside Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, and here are three bold predictions for the matchup.
The Las Vegas Raiders are looking for their first 3-0 start since the 2002 season on Sunday, as they welcome the Miami Dolphins to Allegiant Stadium. As game day approaches, let’s take a look at a few bold predictions.
After a couple of big wins to begin the season over the Steelers and Ravens, the Las Vegas Raiders have an opportunity to mark the best start to a season in almost twenty years in its week three matchup.
The Raiders seem to have a much-improved defense, and quarterback Derek Carr looks better than ever in his fourth year with Head Coach Jon Gruden. Raiders fans have a lot to be excited about, but Sunday looms large, as a 2-0 start is not exactly unheralded ground for this Raiders group.
In both the 2020 and 2017 seasons, the Raiders started 2-0, and in both seasons the team failed to make the playoffs. There are many justifiable reasons to believe this Las Vegas team is different, but a 3-0 start against three consecutive teams that had a winning record last year would answer most questions on whether or not this team is the real deal.
The Dolphins come to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium on Sunday for a road game against the Raiders. Miami will be without its starting quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, who has been diagnosed with fractured ribs, and Jacoby Brissett will get the starting nod.
Brissett was not very good last week in relief of Tagovailoa, but he has shown in the past that he can be effective as a starter. The Dolphins have started 1-1, beating Mac Jones in his first start with New England in Week 1, and losing last week 35-0 to the Bills.
Both teams will be highly motivated for a win in a game that could have a significant impact on the AFC Wild Card race later in the season. As Week 3 approaches, let’s take a look at a few bold predictions for when the Las Vegas Raiders take on the Miami Dolphins.