Miami Dolphins/Oakland Raiders Recap





What a difference a week makes. Last week, people already pegged the Miami Dolphins as the worst team in the NFL. In week two, they shocked everyone with a fantastic performance in the team's win over the Oakland Raiders 35-13.


The Dolphin offense was led by Reggie Bush, as he had one of the best games of his career. Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns as the Dolphins won their first home opener since 2005

After Bush scored his second touchdown, fans started to chant "Reg-gie! Reg-gie!"

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw his first NFL touchdown, ran for his first touchdown, and finished the game with zero turnovers. This was only a week after he had three turnovers in a loss to the Houston Texans. Tannehill finished 18 for 30 for 200 yards.

Tannehill's go to receiver of the afternoon was Brian Hartline. He caught nine passes for 111 yards.

Dolphins defense did a amazing job stopping the Raider running back, Darren McFadden. He only had 11 carries for 22 yards on the ground.

The Dolphin defense also did a great job pressuring quarterback Carson Palmer. While the defense didn't record a sack, they hit Palmer a total of nine times during the game.

Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin received his first Gatorade shower in his first victory.

Miami started fast, taking the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards in 12 plays for a touchdown. That was their only score of the half as they trailed at halftime 10-7. In the second half, Dolphins outscored the Raiders 28-3 after halftime.


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