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Sean Smith will have an interception in this game, and he will return it for a touchdown.
This isn't wishful thinking, but a prediction. With Miami's pass rush terrorizing Palmer, he will be forced to make quick decisions, which has never been Palmer's forte. The Dolphins secondary will be the beneficiary.
And it will be Sean Smith who is main beneficiary. He will be covering Darrius Heyward-Bey, a speedy receiver—and normally this would be a bad thing. But with Palmer underthrowing the mercurial Heyward-Bey, an interception will find its way into Smith's hands, and he will find his way into the end zone.
But Oakland will have other turnover issues, too: they will have someone new snapping the ball on special teams after their starting long snapper, Jon Condo, suffered a head injury against San Diego. His replacement, Travis Goethel, grounded two snaps to All-Pro Shane Lechler and a third punt attempt was blocked.
A second week together might not lead to as many disastrous results for the Raiders, but it is a possibility.
The Raiders also had a hint of fumblitis against San Diego, with wide receiver Rod Streater and fullback Marcel Reece putting the ball on the field. Oakland finished last season with a -4 turnover differential. The Raiders showed few signs of reversing this habit in their first game of the 2012 season.
Expect at least two Oakland turnovers and for Miami to win the turnover battle.