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Live blog of Raiders vs. Dolphins today

Beautiful day in South Florida. Great day for a whipping of the Oakland Raiders.

Crypt keeper Al Davis reportedly emerged from his coffin this week and ordered coach Tom Cable to take the offensive play-calling duties from Greg Knapp. So today, the guy who opened the season as Oakland's offensive line coach is now the offensive line coach ... and the offensive play-caller ... and the head coach.

For the Dolphins the biggest concern today is Chad Pennington's sore foot. He is expected to start and, barring an in-game aggravation of his injury, he should finish.

But I wonder if this game against a struggling Oakland team wouldn't be the perfect scenario for Chad Henne to get playing time if Miami is comfortably ahead today?

Anyway, the live blog starts in the comments section at kickoff. Come strong!

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first post of the day

Raiders are gonna whip on you

If we lose today Mando, I will blame you for jinxing us. Please let us not play to the level of our competition yet again. Go Fins!

FIRE IT UP BOYS! .. road to the playoffs

I am with Mike in Houston. Mando is talking smack like Steve Spurrier in the 1990's in Gainesville.

Last week, he rip Holgrem and then all of sudden the guy starts play calling the game of the decade.

is there any info where chad has that sore foot from ?

First REAL post on today's blog!!

I agree with possible Henne time. He should have had enough feet-wetting time in the past 10+ weeks, and he needs the baptism at some point.

I am very, very nervous about this enigmatic foot injury, though. When you hear something like this out of the blue and without detail, it is usually serious and long-lasting. Surely the staff doesn't want to tip their hand, but by giving no information at all, that's exactly what they are doing.

Totally agree with playing Henne today, Armando. I'd start him and rest Pennington for Patriots next week. we really need that one... While not a gimme you gotta love the direction the dolphins are heading. they will roll on em quick no doubt. They are playing with so much momentum and angst. I hope penningtons mobility doesn't hurt us though...

the site i was on says chad IS probable today, i hope so, i don't think henne is ready for the animal raiders. they play like fools, they try to hurt people, just like their fans.

Henne would be fine... he is a tough motha I'd love to see him get experience against these losers

People are WAY 2 confident today. Wow, playing Henne because it will be a blow out. You guys are asking for trouble or A TON of disappointment.

Go win a game...


Many coaches here would start Henne. But no one post came from Tony Sparano !

What team are you coaching ?

The Beef Sez"MANDO QUIT THE SMACK TALK ,KNOW UR ROLE AND CHANGE BIG AL'S DEPENDS,I THINK HE WENT # 2"

The Beef Sez"KEITH JACKSON GIVING LOVE TO THE PHINS,U DA MAN DOG"

This will be a day in which our Dolphins will see their 3rd straight home win and 4th consecutive victory.
Today's win will feature a big rushing performance, including 2 TD's from Ronnie Brown against the Raiders porous run defense.
The passing game will feature Greg Camarillo and Anthony Fasano underneath against poor safties as well as one in experienced corner.
Miami will also get a score on defense when Jason Allen returns a errant Jamarcus Russell pass for a TD.
Joey Porter records 2 sacks harassing Oakland's QB all day.

Final Score: Oakland 17 - Miami 31.
Dolphins cover 10 1/2 point spread and move to 6-4 (2nd in AFC East).

Chris Berman's Favorite Teams:
1. Buffalo Bills
2. New England Patriots
3. Philadelphia Eagles
4. San Fran 49ers
5. Seattle Seahawks
***Brett Farve

I like Henne, and believe he will be a great QB in this league, but i think we are in a good poistion to make the playoff (you kidding me playoffs!!!. jim mora). We cant afford to lose this type of game. I cant wait til next week when we host the Pats. Lets beat Oakland, Ronnie will have a big game.

Give Henne a game.
Our D should give up few points to the Raiders. We score 10 we should be in it.
We may need Henne down the line and the experience will do him good.

Beef Sez"YO GETTERDONE R U AND MANDO NOT LISTENING TO THE BEEFSTER ? PLEASE CHECK OUT THE COWBOYS,THEY 2 WERE SUPER BOWL BOUND 4 WEEKS AGO AND OVER CONFIDENT, NOW GO CHECK AND MAKE SURE MANDO CHANGED BIG AL'S DIAPERS U TO NEED 2 KNOW UR ROLE ."

Pennington has proven his Manhood.
There is no controversy.
We all complained about him, me the most.
Frankly I'd rather have a mediocre game from Henne today and Pennington at his best for the rest of the season than a nagging foot injury that drags on and on because we didn't rest him.
Foot injuries turn into knee injuries when you play on them.

Armando, you think this would be a good week to get Henne some playing time? Do you realize where the Dolphins are at and where they could be with a win today?

How about 6-4 and in 2nd place in the AFC East. They would jump New England because they beat them head to head and they have a better division (2-1) and conference (5-3) record. In fact the Phins would have the same conference record as the Jets. The Jets are 3-1 in the division and they have the edge because they beat the Phins week one. This game puts us that much closer to having a shot at winning the division.

Yeah great week to get the rookie QB some playing time.

That said, I understand if Pennington's foot injury hampers him and he can't play, we'll see Henne in there, but that's not what we want to see.

Can anyone tell me where I can watch the game online? Justin.tv is not working...

which players [dolphin] are inactive for raider game

Beef Sez"MR BUNGLE THE BEEFSTER LIKES WHAT U SAY!"

Guys...stuck at work today, so help your people out as I know you will! I'm all for giving Henne the 4th quarter as long as we've got the game secured...unlike with Beck, I've got confidence in this one.

I'm having a hard time understanding where all of this confidence and cockiness is coming from. Wasn't it OUR Miami Dolphins who struggled to beat a pretty bad Seahawks team last week? I hope the players aren't going into this game thinking like the fans and writers or we're in for a long day. Seriously, they aren't so good yet that anyone should be talking about an easy win. Haven't we learned that by now? The people talking about how the Dolphins are going to dominate the Raiders are the same people who will be berating the team if they lose. Lets try to display some quiet confidence until we actually have something to be cocky about.

11:50 was me. Mando do you have any idea why it doesn't post your name even after you sign in? Half of the time I sign in and post the name doesn't get posted.

The Dolphins "comfortably ahead"? Have you WATCHED the Dolphins this season?! With the exception of the Patriots game, we haven't been "comfortable" against anybody.

I would like to see Henne in this game if it means that Pennington is fresh for next week, when we should really need him.

The Beef Sez"MANDO TELL UR BOY TED GINN THE BEEFSTERS EXPECTING BIG #S FROM HIM AND TELL THE REST OF THE GINN FAMILY ON THE SIDE LINES ,THE BEEFSTER SEZ THEY TOO R ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOO WITH THERE CLIP BOARDS."

Doesn't everybody know that whoever the Fins play, play their best?

I promise you that by the end of the game we will not be discussing if Henne should play based on a Miami blow out. The only Henne discussion will be if Pennington is too hurt to play.

Why does ESPN have their fanasty information AFTER most leagues have to have the rosters set?

So stupid.

I'm with those on the side of caution.Whipping...comfortably ahead...please!!!! The Fins are better but not so good that they are a lock to get by Oakland if their heads aren't in this game. This type of game scares me...I hope the Fish come ready to play.....ONE GAME AT A TIME!!! On any given Sunday.....
Go Fins!!!

The Beef Sez"FIN FAN IN CT THE BEEFSTER ALSO LIKES WHAT U R SAYING,THERES ONLY 3 THINGS IN LIFE U CAN DEPEND ON #1 TAXES #2 DEATH # 3 THE FINS PLAYING CRAPPY AGANST A LESSER OPPENENT,THE BEEFSTER STILL BELEIVES THE OLD SAYING ABOUT ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY"

I just have a gut feeling that Russell and the Oakland offense will make plays today. Want to be wrong, just have a "gut" though.

NY Scott (11:50 post),

I totally agree....we must proceed with caution today!

The Beef Sez"STOP WITH THE FINS R GONNA DOMINATE THE RAIDERS."

I'm trying to watch the game from my pc, does anyone know where?

Anyone know where I can watch the game online today?

anyone knows a good stream for the game

The Beef Sez"THE BEEFSTER JUST ARRIVED AT JRS AND WILL B WATCHING THE GAME ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE GINN FAMILY ON THE SIDELINE..AND PS MANDO THE BEEFSTER ASKED U TO CHECK ON THE ADULT DIAPER OF AL DAVIS AND IT STILL SMELLS OF CACA ON THE FINS SIDELINE U R LUCKY IAM A NICE GUY..EVERY ONE ENJOY THE GAME...BEEF SUPREME!

I think Mando started the "tail kicking" ideas across the net.

WHAT A BIG GAME FOR MANDO. It is like he is playing today.

Mando- under the microscope.

just win fins i will be there in the stands rockin mrxt sunday GO DOLPHINS

oh yeah. lets go Miami!!!! this game make me a bit nervous but only cause of the last few years. they have shown us something new this year. GO FINS!!

I have a relatively un-inportant question, any reason why they haven't been putting the logo's in the endzone, but having those sideways stripes until today?

hurriphin is in the building!!!

go phins!!!

The Beef Sez"JUST GOT 2 JRS AND THE BEEF SEZ KICK THAT INFERRIOR TEAMS ASS"

Can we just start kicking it out of bounds so they atleast have to start at the 40 yard line?

Nice coverage units.

awful specialteams

Notice that starter Renaldo Hill made the tackle on kickoff coverage. he's a starter. Sparano has been arguing against using starters on special teams.

Safety blitz by Yeremiah Bell forces the incomplete pass.

great blitz yeremiah!

We need a good lead by halftime, coz the special teams make me nervous!

Blitz right here!

so you guys that want to blame me if the Dolphins lose going to give me credit if they win?

Oakland's specialists are studs.

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Another holding call on special teams by Charlie Anderson, his third of the season, including one that nullified a TD

Good Defensive series

Special Teams are terrible. BEYOND AWFUL. Just a warning.

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