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The Oakland Raiders will travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Week 2 regular season action. This will be the 32nd meeting between the two teams who met for the first time in 1966. The rivalry really took shape in the 1970’s when the Dolphins and Raiders met up for some of the most memorable games in NFL history, including the Sea of Hands game. The Raiders lead the all-time series 16-14-1. The Raiders have lost the past three meetings with the Dolphins and look to end the losing streak in 2012.
Coach and record: The Miami Dolphins hired new head coach Joe Philbin on January 20, 2012. Philbin had previously acted as the Green Bay Packers’ offensive coordinator. The Packers reached the playoffs four out of the five seasons with Philbin at that position. Prior to offensive coordinator, Philbin was the Packers offensive line coach (2006), tight ends and assistant offensive line coach (2004-05) and assistant offensive line coach (2003). Philbin takes over a Dolphins team that finished the 2012 season with a 6-10 record, after starting 0-7.
Last five match ups:
The Raiders traveled to Miami in Week 13 and fell to the Dolphins 34-14 on Sunday, December 4, 2012. QB
In 2010, the Silver and Black hosted Miami in Week 12, but despite WR
The Raiders emerged from Sun Life Stadium victorious in 2007 with a score of 35-17. RB Justin Fargas rushed 22 times for 179 yards, the 6th highest regular season single-game rushing total in Raiders history.In Week 12 of the 2005 season, the Miami Dolphins traveled to Oakland and beat the Raiders 33-21. RB LaMont Jordan rushed for 97 yards and two TDs on 23 carries.
Dolphins assistant wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan spent time on the Raiders practice squad in 2001.
Miami WR Davone Bess grew up in Oakland, Calif., and attended Skyline High School.
|Dolphins 2012 Draft Class|
|1||QB||Ryan Tannehill||Texas A&M|
|6||WR||B.J. Cunningham||Michigan State|
Dolphins Key Acquisitions:
CB Richard Marshall (Cardinals 2011, Panthers 2006-10), G Artis Hicks (Browns 2011, Redskins 2010, Vikings 2006-09, Eagles 2002-05), QB David Garrard (Jaguars), LB Jamaal Westerman (Jets), S Tyrell Johnson (Vikings), WR Legedu Naanee (Panthers 2011, Chargers 2007-10), LB Gary Guyton (Patriots), WR Chad Ochocinco (Patriots 2011, Bengals 2001-10)
Raiders at Dolphins, Sunday, September 16, Sun Life Stadium, CBS, 10:00 a.m. PT.
We continue the series with a look at the Raiders third regular season opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, July 2, and the Denver Broncos Wednesday, July 4.