MIAMI -- They are in first place, but are the Oakland Raiders any good?
Who the heck knows?
The Raiders sure didn't look like it Sunday in getting blown out by the Miami Dolphins at SunLife Stadium.
The Raiders couldn't stop the Dolphins. The Raiders couldn't move the football. The Raiders looked lifeless.
One week after beating the Chicago Bears, Oakland had a severe letdown and seemed to leave something out of their luggage on their long trip East: Their hearts.
Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer, who had seemed to get into a groove the past couple of weeks, looked terrible against the Dolphins, opening up the debate again as to whether trading for Palmer was worth it. He was picked for a touchdown in the third quarter by linebacker Kevin Burnett, adding the last stink bomb for a Raiders team that was putrid.
The first-place Oakland Raiders. Sure didn't seem like it Sunday.