Derek Carr threw for 300 yards and the Oakland Raiders overcame two fluky performs that value them possession to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-24 on Sunday night time.
Carr went 21 of 30 with one landing and one interception. He helped the Raiders convert eight for 15 third downs.
The Dolphins recovered an onside kick and got here up with a takeaway when Oakland fumbled twice on a single play, however did not convert both alternative into factors. Oakland additionally overcame 10 penalties for a hundred and five yards, together with three for pointless roughness within the second quarter.
The Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch, coming back from one-recreation suspension for shoving an official, scored on a 22-yard run, his longest this yr. He added one other late rating and completed with fifty seven yards on 14 carries.
Oakland (four-5) gained for less than the second time since Week 2. Miami (four-four) fell to .500 for the third time this season, and misplaced an in depth recreation for the primary time in additional than a yr. In video games determined by seven factors or much less, that they had gained 12 in a row.
Miami’s Jay Cutler, again after lacking one recreation with cracked ribs, accomplished his first sixteen passes and completed 34 for forty two for 311 yards and three scores. His landing cross with 1:32 left reduce the deficit to 3 factors, however Oakland recovered the following onside kick to seal the win.
The Dolphins’ worst-in-the-NFL offense once more struggled to the run the ball in its first recreation since buying and selling operating again Jay Ajayi. Alternative Kenyan Drake had a forty two-yard run _ Miami’s longest this yr _ to arrange a landing, however the Dolphins totaled simply 86 yards dashing and nonetheless do not have a dashing landing this season.
The Raiders’ Johnny Holton outmaneuvered Reshad Jones in the long run zone for a forty four-yard landing reception. Holton’s celebratory dance was spectacular, too _ he clasped his arms between his knees and hopped alongside the sideline.
His solely different catch this season was for a sixty four-yard rating.
Carr’s favourite goal was tight finish Jared Prepare dinner, who had eight catches for 126 yards.
BEAT THE CLOCK
Carr moved the Raiders forty two yards within the last 26 seconds of the primary half earlier than Giorgio Tavecchio kicked a fifty three-yard area objective, the longest of his profession, on the ultimate play to place Oakland up thirteen-9 at halftime.
The Dolphins’ Cody Parkey missed an additional level however recovered his personal onside kick. Miami did not take benefit, with Kenyan Drake dropping a fumble on the 20. Parkey additionally made a deal with on a kickoff.
Oakland fumbled twice on one play. When Carr was hit by Ndamukong Suh and coughed up the ball, 330-pound deal with Marshall Newhouse scooped it up and took off. He additionally fumbled when hit, and Miami’s Charles Harris recovered.
Miami proper deal with Ja’Wuan James went to the locker room halfway via the fourth quarter with a left hamstring damage.
The Dolphins play their third prime time recreation in a row once they’re at Carolina (6-three) on Monday, Nov. thirteen.
The Raiders journey to Mexico Metropolis to face AFC East chief New England (6-2) subsequent Sunday.