|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL According to sportsbook, in Week 12 of the 2010 NFL season, the Miami Dolphins travel to Oakland to face the Raiders over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Raiders haven’t won a game since Week 9. But there is no quarterback controversy in Oakland, for now. Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who came off the bench to replace Raiders starter Jason Campbell in the Raiders 35-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, will remain the backup, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
As for the Dolphins, they are questioning Jake Long’s health. Jake Long tried to play through a shoulder injury Thursday night, but he struggled mightily, uncharacteristically giving up three sacks. That has led the Miami Dolphins to consider shutting down their Pro Bowl left tackle for the season, a team source told The South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday.
The Miami Dolphins defense has strong against the pass and average against the run this season. The defense is giving up an average of 315 yards of total offense per game but their pass defense has been the best aspect of their game.
On the edges the Miami Dolphins have been exceptional by keeping opposing offenses from cashing in on big plays and only allowing 200 yards passing per game. Their run defense is giving up an average of 110 yards per game and the addition of Karlos Dansby has shored up their middle pass defense and he has helped out against the run as well.
Jason Campbell and the Oakland Raiders offense have played well in spurts this season but against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense they went down like lambs. The Oakland Raiders running game has been their bread and butter and their running game is number one in the NFL averaging 160 yards plus per game. The Pittsburgh Steelers shut down Darren McFadden and company in their game and the passing game folded along with it. The Oakland Raiders offense has the edge over the Miami Dolphins defense.
No one knows for sure who will be under center for the Miami Dolphins but the assumption is that Tyler Thigpen will have one more shot to assume the role. When betting on the NFL remember that Thigpen had an awful game against one of the best defenses in the NFL, the Chicago Bears.