CBS had an interesting graphic during Sunday's beating of the Raiders by the Dolphins. The graphic noted that Darren McFadden, Jacoby Ford, Taiwan Jones and others not playing for Oakland due to injuries, 40 percent of the team's offense was missing from the game.
Yes, I know.
ry the Raiders a river. Not our problem.
But it does speak to the fact the dolphins were fortunate in not facing a stronger team. They enjoyed similar good fortune against Buffalo and arguably against a Kansas City team diminished by the loss of Jamal Charles and Eric Berry. Again, that's life.
This also is life: Good luck eventually ends and for the Dolphins that may happen this week as their next opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, are apparently getting much healtheir. Reports out of Philadelphia today indicate Michael Vick, who has missed the last three games with broken ribs, practiced without incident and afterward said he'd be returning to the starting lineup Sunday against the Dolphins.
"I get better each and every day and (I am) still working hard and trying to get better, but I went out and had a great practice, and I feel good," Vick said, according to the News Journal of Delaware.
"Threw the ball around a little bit and just gained confidence in the areas where I'd felt hampered a little bit," Vick told the Philadelphia Daily News. "It feels like I haven't played in a month or so ... I'm happy that I completed practice, and I'm looking forward to a great week."
Similarly, receiver Jeremy Maclin, who sat out of Philadelphia's last game and has been nursing both a hamstring and shoulder injury, told reporters he expects to play against the Dolphins.
The Philadelphia defense also will get a boost versus Miami as cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha told reporters he passed his baseline testing for a concussion. Asomugha is nursing a knee injury, however.