The NFL wraps up the Week 9 Sundayschedule with a big AFC matchup on Sunday Night Football. The Miami Dolphins host the Oakland Raiders in a matchup featuring two teams trying to stick around the AFC wild card race. The game kicks off on NBC at 5:30 p.m. PT with Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya on the call.
The Raiders are scuffling along, having lost five of six after two straight wins to open the season. Both sides of the ball have been an absolute mess in recent weeks. They stunned the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, but that seems like an exception to what the Raiders really are right now. They sit at 3-5 and desperately need a win.
The Dolphins sit at 4-3 and are tied for the second wild card berth. However, they’re coming off an ugly 40-0 thumping at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. They are expected to have Jay Cutler back this week, so that could help them get a much-needed win of their own.
The Raiders are a field goal favorite in this one. I really have no interesting in laying the points with Oakland on the road, so I’ll be taking the points with Miami. I actually think the Dolphins will win this one outright.
Below is all you need to know to watch the action on Sunday, and this will serve as our game thread for SNF.