Countdown To Kickoff: Dolphins - Raiders

Breaking down the Dolphins-Raiders matchup.

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-3) vs. OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-5)

GAME FACTS

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DATE: Sunday, Nov. 5
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
SITE: Hard Rock Stadium; Miami Gardens, Fla.
TV: NBC
TV ANNOUNCERS:(Al Michaels, play-by-play; Cris Collinsworth, color analyst; Michele Tafoya, sideline)
DOLPHINS RADIO NETWORK: KISS (99.9 FM); WQAM (560 AM); WQBA (1140 AM-Spanish)
RADIO VOICES: English broadcast — Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast — Raul Striker Jr., Eduardo Martell

THE SERIES
SERIES RECORD: Oakland leads 19-17-1 (including playoffs)
AT MIAMI: Dolphins lead 10-8-1
AT OAKLAND: Raiders lead 10-5
AT LOS ANGELES: Teams tied 1-1
AT LONDON, ENGLAND: Dolphins lead 1-0

LAST MEETING: 2014 at London, England; Dolphins 38, Raiders 14

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SERIES TREND: The Dolphins have tied the regular season series at 16-16-1 with their current five-game winning streak against the Raiders, which began with a 17-15 victory in 2008. The Dolphins' last four victories against Oakland were by 16, 20, 22 and 24 points.

HISTORY LESSON: The Dolphins and Raiders will be meeting in prime time for the sixth time, but for the first time since 1992. On that night, the Dolphins defeated the Raiders, who then were based in Los Angeles, by a score of 20-7. The game featured interception returns for touchdowns by each team, 102 yards for the Raiders' Eddie Anderson and 35 yards for Dolphins cornerback J.B. Brown, as well as a 62-yard touchdown pass from Dan Marino to Mark Duper.

SCOUTING REPORT

OAKLAND'S RECORD: 3-5
LAST GAME: Lost 34-14 at Buffalo

OVERVIEW: The Raiders began the season with high expectations after their 12-4 finish of 2016 and started off the season with victories against the Tennesee Titans and New York Jets. But they have lost five of their last six, the only exception being a last-second victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Week 7 Thursday night game. Oakland failed to score more than 17 points in any of their losses, and part of the issue has been the inability to get two-time 1,000-yard receiver Amari Cooper more involved on a consistent basis. Even though the Raiders feature the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year in defensive end Khalil Mack, they have struggled against the pass. Opposing quarterbacks have a 108.2 combined passer rating and the Raiders are the only team in the NFL without an interception on the season.

KEY NEW FACES: CB Gareon Conley (draft-1st), DT Eddie Vanderdoes (draft-3rd), LB NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco) TE Jared Cook (Green Bay), QB E.J. Manuel (Buffalo), WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Minnesota), K Giorgio Tavecchio, RB Marshawn Lynch.

KEY VETERANS GONE: K Sebastian Janikowski (IR), G/T Denver Kirkland (IR), RB Latavius Murray, LB Malcolm Smith, DT Dan Williams, DT Darius Latham (suspended)

FINAL INJURY REPORT

Miami Dolphins

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Questionable — DE Andre Branch (groin), G Jermon Bushrod (hand), QB Jay Cutler (ribs), DE William Hayes (hamstring), WR DeVante Parker (ankle)

Oakland Raiders

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Out — CB David Amerson (foot), CB Gareon Conley (shin), CB Demetrius McCray (knee) Questionable — G Gabe Jackson (ankle), LB Cory James (knee), S Karl Joseph (groin), LB Marquel Lee (ankle), LB Nicholas Morrow (ankle), FB/RB Jamize Olawale (hamstring)

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