Dolphins Come Up Short In Nail-Biter Overtime Loss To Raiders, 31-28

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It was 1 of the wildest Dolphins versus Raiders games since, good since past season’s Dolphins vs Raiders game!

Miami, again, miraculously came backmost successful Las Vegas but dissimilar past twelvemonth they couldn’t implicit it with a win. The Raiders kicked a tract extremity connected the last play of overtime for a 31-28 victory, putting the Dolphins astatine 1-2 connected the season.

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The crippled featured large plays by Miami aboriginal retired to bolt to a 14-0 lead, lone to spot Las Vegas people 25 consecutive points. The Dolphins didn’t people again until 8 and a fractional minutes near successful the game. The Raiders besides rolled up astir 500 yards of offense.

Let’s excavation into the craziness that was week 3 game.

QB 2 Did All He Could
With Tua Tagovailoa retired with an injury, Jacoby Brissett dropped backmost to walk astir 60 times. He didn’t crook the shot over, engineered the crippled tying thrust and 2 constituent conversion. He past completed a 4th and 20 successful overtime. Job well-done portion nether large unit from Las Vegas walk rush.

Out Of Gas?
The defence was connected the tract truthful much, it seemed they were moving connected bare successful overtime. The violative problems astir of the crippled whitethorn person affected the defence precocious successful the game.

More Blocking
Again, the violative enactment had galore problems. If not for Brissett’s legs and quality to support plays alive, the Dolphins wouldn’t person been arsenic adjacent to winning arsenic they were.

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Takeaway Game
The defence extended the NFL’s longest turnover streak to 25 consecutive games. Elandon Roberts got it retired of the mode aboriginal connected with a prime 6, taking it 85 yards the different mode for the game’s archetypal score.

More Separation
Finally, precocious successful the crippled erstwhile Brissett did person immoderate clip to effort heavy passes, receivers had antiaircraft backs with them measurement for step. One of those imaginable completions could person been the crippled winning play, but the openings conscionable weren’t there. The Dolphins took their shots.

Short Yardage Shorted Out
Numerous times precocious successful the crippled the Dolphins couldn’t person successful moving situations needing a gait for a archetypal down oregon a touchdown. The enactment of scrimmage propulsion has to improve.

All Things Considered
So, the Dolphins are present 1-2. They divided the archetypal 2 games successful the division, which astir radical would beryllium taken earlier the play started. Despite galore of the frustrating parts of the game, it did spell to overtime connected the roadworthy against a bully team. Improvements are a must, arsenic is simply a triumph astatine location Sunday against the Colts. The tiny cushion aft the play opening triumph astatine New England is gone.

Battling Back
Through it each springiness the Dolphins credit, it looked bleak astatine 25-14 but they ne'er quit. But determination are nary motivation victories successful the NFL and this squad severely needs a triumph successful week 4 if it’s going to beryllium a playoff contender.

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