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The problem with super maneuverability is that you can get so slow that you're a sitting target, and it's hard to build that back up quickly.
The Raptors are ALWAYS going to be outnumbered.
Hit them BVR, and manage your energy in the knife fight.
The AMRAAM is a better long range missile than the -9X. So you use your AMRAAMs to hammer them as you close, and the -9X from the merge into the knife fight.