The Miami Dolphins take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday without star receiver Brandon Marshall and potentially Chad Henne. Will they have enough to get the win on the road?
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. EST, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010
Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
TV/Radio: CBS, 940 WINZ
Last Week: Chicago beat Miami 16-0, Oakland lost to Pittsburgh 35-3.
WR Brandon Marshall (Doubtful: Hammy)
QB Chad Henne (Questionable: Knee)
LB Karlos Dansby (Questionable: Toe)
DE Phillip Merling (Questionable: Achilles)
S Tyvon Branch (Questionable: Shoulder)
CB Chris Johnson (Questionable: Groin)
TE Zach Miller (Questionable: Foot)
CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Questionable: Ankle)
WR Chaz Schilens (Questionable: Knee)
This game is essentially a win-win. Gus Johnson is in the booth!
Miami won’t announce their starting quarterback this week. My bet is Tyler Thigpen gets the start and if he struggles in comes Henne.
Marshall did not practice all week and his status for Sunday doesn’t look good.
The Dolphins are beaten up, battered and at a crossroads. Brandon Marshall and Chad Henne are questionable. They do return their starting center, Joe Berger, which will be a huge boost.
Miami will look to run the ball against the NFL’s 25th-ranked rush defense. Oakland loves to run it and does so with great efficiency. If Miami can limit Oakland’s ground production they should win this one. After all, it is a road game.
Prediction: Dolphins 23, Raiders 20