An NFL Game Day Preview between the Miami Dolphins Vs Las Vegas Raiders – NFL Week 16.
When: 8:15 PM EST, December 26, 2020
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
TV: NFL Network
Point Spread: Raiders +2.5
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 47.5
Road Record: 4-2
Las Vegas Raiders
Home Record: 2-5
Miami Dolphins Vs Las Vegas Raiders Game Day Preview
From a Miami Dolphins perspective, the playoffs start tomorrow night. With a highly competitive AFC, the Dolphins are sitting in the No. 7 slot, but face a tough road to make the playoffs with Baltimore right on their heals. The Silver and Black are on life support after an overtime loss to the Chargers. Coach Jon Gruden’s team has lost four of its last five games after a once solid 6-3 start.
If the Dolphins miss the playoffs, there will be questions about the timing of replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick with rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Since the move, Miami’s passing offense has regressed while the team has relied on its ability to get off the field on defense to win games. Tua protects the ball better however, he takes more sacks than Fitzpatrick did.
After playing Las Vegas, the Dolphins must travel to Buffalo, which has already clinched the AFC East crown.
“It’s good to kind of (go) through that and realize we’re still playing meaningful football,” Coach Brian Flores said.
Las Vegas Raiders
Derek Carr has been taken off the Raiders injury list but it is still up in th air on who the Raiders will start at QB. Tagovailoa could go up be against fellow Honolulu St. Louis High School alum and Raiders backup quarterback Marcus Mariota.
“I think that would be awesome seeing Marcus (play) because me and (linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill), we’re both from Hawaii,” Tagovailoa said when asked by reporters after Sunday’s win about the possibility of a potential all-Hawaii quarterback battle. “Marcus is from Hawaii. Me and Marcus went to the same high school. I think that (would) be something pretty cool, something special.”
Dolphins Vs Raiders Facts
- Miami is 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings against the Raiders.
- Over is 6-0 in the last 6 MIA Vs LV meetings.
- Dolphins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Vs AFC.
Miami Dolphins Vs Las Vegas Raiders Alternative Fantasy Football-Statement Games Picks
Miami Dolphins 17 Las Vegas Raiders 27
- Las Vegas Raiders Defense OVER 2.5 Sacks
- MIA Running Backs OVER 75.5 Combined Rushing Yards
- Josh Jacobs OVER 75.5 Rushing Yards