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The Splash Zone 11/4/17: Previewing Raiders/Dolphins Matchup

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Miami Dolphins v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Dolphins and Raiders will face off on Sunday Night Football and both teams will look to rebound after losing both their games last week. Both the Dolphins and Raiders had high expectations this season after both made the playoffs the previous season. But neither team has lived up to those expectations so far.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day's round-up below.

AC in the AM: So Important To Get Back On Track
Considering everything that has gone on over the past few months – there’s probably enough material for a book chronicling it all – that the Dolphins could finish the first half of the season with a 5-3 record is somewhat remarkable.

Raiders at Dolphins

Starting QB for the Miami Dolphins Sunday: Derek Carr? | Miami Herald
Let’s suspend reality for a couple of minutes. Ready?

What Adam Gase said Friday before Dolphins-Raiders | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Here is some of what coach Adam Gase said Friday: • Guys did a nice job of taking the information from the field to the classroom this week. • He is optimistic about Andre Branch and William Hayes. • DeVante Parker looked good.

Miami Dolphins back in prime time; NBC's Michaels: Good for networks when Dolphins are good | Miami Herald
The Dolphins make only their second Sunday Night Football appearance this decade, with Michaels and Cris Collinsworth on the call.

Cameron Wake: After mini-bye, Miami Dolphins are ‘refreshed.’ | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Cameron Wake doesn't love the idea that there are Thursday night NFL games. But if there is one advantage to Miami playing last Thursday in Baltimore (yes, the Dolphins lost, 40-0) it's that they had extra rest because of a mini-bye created by coach Adam Gase.

Miami Dolphins practice report: Last look at who’s up for Raiders game | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE--The Dolphins have had a full week of recovery since the Baltimore game and are nearly back to full strength as they prepare to host Oakland on Sunday.

Dolphins Running Backs

Dolphins RB Damien Williams sees patience pay off with new opportunity | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—Damien Williams has waited through three head coaches and the Dolphins drafting two running backs to finally get this chance. After four years and 54 games with the team, he could make his first career start Sunday night against the Raiders.

Dolphins Wide Receivers

DeVante Parker Fantasy Alert: How is his ankle holding up? | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase sounded encouraged about how DeVante Parker looked in practice this week, as the receiver comes back from an ankle injury that sidelined him for three games.

Miami Dolphins improve with eye-strengthening computer program | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — When a Miami Dolphins receiver makes a spectacular catch in a practice or a game, the running joke, which really isn't a joke at all, would be clearly heard if the player was wearing a microphone. "EyeGym!" the receiver will shout.

Dolphins Tight Ends

Controversy! Twitter unsure if Miami Dolphins sent Jay Ajayi or MarQueis Gray to Eagles | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE — MarQueis Gray was not traded by the Dolphins. He will not be carrying the ball Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. Who said he would be? Twitter.

Dolphins Linebackers

Kiko Alonso, Joe Flacco make nice after concussion-inducing hit | The Daily Dolphin
DAVIE—The NFL never asked Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso for his side of the story regarding his hit that gave Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco a concussion last week, and it didn’t need to do so. The play did not merit a suspension, so Alonso and the organization raised no objection.

Dolphins 2018 Season

Miami Dolphins increase season ticket prices for 2018 | Miami Herald
The Dolphins are raising prices in the wake of stadium upgrades financed by owner Stephen Ross.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

The Splash Zone 11/3/17: Dolphins Will Use Running Back By Committee - The Phinsider
Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.

Miami Dolphins Offensive Coordinator Clarifies Running Back Situation - The Phinsider
Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen explains Miami’s new backfield timeshare.

Five Players That Will Decide Dolphins vs. Raiders - The Phinsider
Both the Dolphins and Raiders are coming off of losses heading into Sunday night’s matchup, and as the playoff picture starts to take shape, both teams are starting to feel the pressure to accumulate wins against AFC opponents

Dolphins Can Move Within One In All Time Series Versus Raiders - The Phinsider
For decades it was one of the most lopsided series in sports. No matter how well the Miami Dolphins may have been doing otherwise, they almost always succumbed to the Oakland/Los Angeles...