Game at a glance

It's a banged-up Dolphins team, particularly at linebacker, that will travel to Oakland this Sunday to take the Oakland Raiders. Here's a look at the matchup.

WHO: Miami Dolphins (3-7) vs. Oakland Raiders (4-6)

WHEN: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET

WHERE: McAfee Coliseum; Oakland, Calif.

TV: CBS

ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle, play-by-play; Solomon Wilcots, analysis

LINE: Oakland by 7

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins -- 22nd in total offense, 16th in rushing offense, 23rd in passing offense, 19th in total defense, 25th in rushing defense, 15th in passing defense; Raiders -- 15th in total offense, 28th in rushing offense, 6th in passing offense, 22nd in total defense, 20th in rushing defense, 19th in passing defense.

COACHES: Dolphins, Nick Saban (1st season with team); Raiders, Norv Turner (2nd season)

SERIES RECORD: Oakland leads 18-11-1, including a 3-0 mark in the playoffs

LAST MEETING: 2002 at Miami; Dolphins 23, Raiders 17

DOLPHINS INJURIES: LB Junior Seau (Achilles) is out/IR; T Anthony Alabi (elbow) and LB Zach Thomas (shoulder/ankle) are out; S Lance Schulters (neck) is questionable.

RAIDERS INJURIES: G Langston Walker (abdomen) and CB Charles Woodson (fibula) are out; RB John Paul Foschi (foot) and DT Warren Sapp (shoulder) are doubtful; CB Renaldo Hill (hip) and WR Randy Moss (ribs/groin) are probable.

GAME NOTES: With Thomas and Seau out of the lineup, the Dolphins' linebacking corps will have Channing Crowder in the middle, Donnie Spragan on the strong side and Derrick Pope on the weak side. ... Raiders head coach Norv Turner was the Dolphins' offensive coordinator in 2002-03. ... Gus Frerotte will be back at the starting quarterback for the Dolphins.


Dolphins Report Top Stories