The Raiders traveled to Miami for their first road game of the 2012 season. It was the second straight year that the Raiders faced an AFC East opponent on the road in Week 2 action, as the Silver and Black traveled to Buffalo last season.
The Raider defense surrendered an 80-yard drive on the game’s first possession at Miami, but limited the Dolphins to just 67 yards of offense in the first half following that initial drive.
The Raiders out-passed the Dolphins by 173 yards, racking up 373 yards through the air and limiting Miami to 200 gross and 189 net passing yards.
The Raiders fell to 0-2 to begin a season for the first time since the 2007 campaign.
Sunday’s game marked first of five regular-season contests to be played in the Eastern Time Zone by the Raiders this season.
QB Carson Palmer completed 24 passes on 48 attempts, marking his most attempts in a single game as a Raider. He snapped his previous high of 46 set in Week 1 against San Diego.
Palmer accumulated 373 passing yards for the game, marking his fifth 300-yard game as a Raider and the 12th highest single-game total in franchise history.
Palmer was intercepted on his final pass attempt of the game, snapping a streak of 93 straight passes without an interception to start the season.
Goodson totaled 83 receiving yards on three catches, marking a career high in receiving yards. His total was the most by a Raider running back since RB
Gordon was credited with a game-high four special teams tackles, according to unofficial press box statistics. The total marks a career high for Gordon.
Shaughnessy recorded at least a half-sack in two straight games for the first time since the 2010 season.
Myers hauled in a 21-yard pass from Palmer, marking the second straight game in which he has produced a catch of more than 20 yards. He also had catches of 17 and 19 yards against the Dolphins.
Myers leads all Raiders tight ends and wide receivers with 11 receptions for 151 yards, averaging 13.7 yards per catch. In two games, he has already matched his yardage total for all of the 2011 season.
Myers averaged 14.3 yards per catch against Miami after averaging 13.0 yards per reception in the season opener against San Diego. The last Raider tight end to average 13 or more yards per catch with at least five catches in a game was Zach Miller, who had five catches for 73 yards (14.6) at Dallas on Nov. 26, 2009.
Lechler totaled 422 punting yards on nine attempts, marking the most for Lechler since totaling 493 yards at Dallas on Nov. 26, 2009.
WR Denarius Moore recorded a 31-yard reception in the second quarter, his first of the 2012 season. He added a 26-yard catch and finished the game with three receptions for 67 yards.
Moore averaged 22.3 yards per reception on Sunday. He averaged over 20 yards per reception four times during the 2011 season.
T Khalif Barnes played in his 100th career game before leaving the game with a groin injury. Of his 100 career games, 40 have come with Oakland.
Three players split kickoff return duties for the Raiders on Sunday. RB Mike Goodson returned two kicks for 41 yards, including a 25-yard return. CB