The Raiders suck. But the Dolphins are number 1 in the AFC East

After a tumultuous week from the quarterback controversy that never was, the Dolphins got a nice win on Sunday. But lets be honest. The Raiders suck. 

Tannehill put up good numbers, 23 for 31 with 278 yards and 2 TDs. But lets be honest. The Raiders suck. 

Philip Wheeler knows it. He spent a year in Oakland in 2012 and had this to say after the game, "To me, I don't feel like we need to be too happy about this." 

I'm not trying to diminish the win here but Oakland is a historically bad team with a rookie quarterback and as of yesterday no head coach. They are dead last in total offense and in rushing, and are third last in touchdowns. I mean just look at the way they let Derek Carr hobble off the field after he injured his knee. 

Dion Sims had a great catch in the endzone for a touchdown so we'll give him a pass (no pun intended) for his drops; I think he had one or two. Brandon Gibson keeps dropping the ball as well. 

Lamar Miller has stepped up and is playing great ball. He's number six in the NFL in total yards and is averaging 5.7 yards per carry. But he fumbles. He has two so far and both fumbles have been lost to the other team; one cost the team a touchdown last week.

Jarvis Landry is cutting his teeth on special teams back there but he needs to hold on to the ball and make better decisions when receiving a punt or a kick. The Raiders got some lucky bounces but it needs to be corrected. It could be the difference in the game. 

All that being said the Dolphins are in a three way tie for first place in the AFC East. After New England's shockingly bad performance on Monday night against the Chiefs, fans are thinking the Dolphins are the team to beat in the division. But I'm here to say that they need to show me that same performance against the Packers, Bears and more consistently overall. 

The opportunity to take control of the division is there. The Patriots have the Bengals, at Bills, Jets, Bears, and Broncos all before their bye (3 home games in a row).

 Dolphins get Pouncey, Jones and Misi after theirs.   

@LosDez

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