The Daily Line
With only three weeks remaining in the regular season, there are 11 teams over .500. The NFL blueprint is working.
Two of the best, Oakland and Miami, hook up in South Florida. This is one of those "sandwich" situations that the handicappers seek. The Raiders, fresh off the battle for first in the West, traveling across the country to face a non-division opponent, with Denver coming up. Under Dave Wannstedt, the Dolphins are 16-4-2 spread-wise at home. It's their defense that plays so much better there. Sunday, it tackles the No. 1 offense, which could be road weary.
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Hank Goldberg is an NFL reporter on a variety of ESPN programs. He first joined ESPN2 as football analyst on SportsNight when the new network launched Oct. 1, 1993. He has also been a frequent contributor on ESPN Radio since June 1992.