Best of the Week: Raiders gear up for AFC clash with the Miami Dolphins


The Oakland Raiders are getting ready to depart for their Week 3 battle with the Miami Dolphins, and attempt to put their first "W" of the season in the win column. Given the team's current 0-2 record, the players aren't panicking, but have an added sense of urgency, that has been clear in practice all week. From one-handed catches, to explosive defensive linemen drills, the Silver and Black look eager for their clash with an AFC opponent.

Fortunately, the Raiders Instagram account has captured several of these moments leading up to the game; let's take a look.

December 21, 1974, the Raiders faced the Dolphins in the AFC playoffs, and it would go down as an instant class; it's widely remembered as "the Sea of Hands" game.

Last week's loss to the Denver Broncos is in the rear view mirror, but Derek Carr achieved a career milestone that's worth revisiting. No. 4 surpassed the 15,000 passing yards threshold, which only three other Raiders – Daryle Lamonica, Rich Gannon, and Ken Stabler -- have done before.

While trying to win games is the weekly goal, the Raiders remain focused on helping in the community, and serving the people in the Oakland area. Safety Erik Harris and special teams captain Kyle Wilber recently visited the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help out.

We all know Martavis Bryant can out run the majority of defensive backs in the league, but earlier this week he showed off his hands.

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Stay tuned for more Raiders content on all social platforms. There's sure to be a handful of highlights this weekend; kickoff is at 10:00 a.m. PDT.