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Dolphins vs Raiders: Prediction Time!

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miami dolphins - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 21.4 349.0 (8th-T) 249.3 (7th) 99.8 (20th)
Def 20.4 331.9 (18th) 242.3 (24th) 89.6 (9th)


oakland raiders - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 13.4 264.1 (29th) 142.6 (32nd) 121.5 (9th)
Def 25.1 373.9 (25th) 216.3 (13th) 157.6 (29th)

It's time once again to make our weekly predictions.  As always, each team's offensive and defensive rankings are above and below are a few "expert" picks:

Chris Mortensen - Dolphins Jay Novacek - Dolphins
Tom Jackson - Dolphins Michael Silver - Dolphins
Ron Jaworski - Dolphins Jason Cole - Dolphins
Mike Ditka - Dolphins Pete Prisco - Dolphins
Peter King - Dolphins Harmon Forecast - Dolphins

And King predicts the Dolphins to win 37-10.  Wouldn't that be nice?  Regardless, any time the Dolphins are this much of a favorite, I worry a little bit.

As for my picks, last week's win got me back over .500 (5-4).  And it's hard not to pick the Dolphins again this week.

Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams really should have some running room.  And if they don't, I'm going to be a little worried about this team as we move forward.  Defensively, the Dolphins need to stop the run - especially Darren McFadden, who is a game-breaking player.  If they do, then I don't see how JaMarcus Russell could lead the Raiders to a win.

So I'll say Fins win, 24-16.  After all, the Dolphins never seem to cover when they are favorites.  So I think that 10-point spread is a bit much.

Tell us your predictions below...