1:00 PM ET, December 15, 2002
Not necessarily, but an opposing offense that's high-scoring could put pressure on Oakland's offense. The Raiders like to throw early and often, but when the opposing offense can score, the Raiders need to be more concerned with controlling the ball -- which takes them out of their preferred style. Today, the Raiders' D was missing both starting cornerbacks, and those defensive concerns caused the Raiders to take more of a ball-control approach on offense. The result was a lackluster day for Rich Gannon in the day's marquee matchup.
Question on the Dolphins: Will they run the table by winning road games in Minnesota and New England?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Cris Carter celebrates after catching a touchdown pass on Sunday.
Dolphins guard Jamie Nails hurt his left Achilles' tendon on the final series and will miss the rest of the season. Rookie Seth McKinney is expected to move into the lineup. ... Williams set a team record for rushing attempts in a season with 337. ... Taylor took over the NFL lead in sacks with 17, 1½ shy of Bill Stanfill's team record set in in 1973. ... Gannon has attempted 577 passes this season, breaking his own team record of 549 set last year.