Nothing better than starting your Sunday morning with some Raiders football. The team kicked off against the Miami Dolphins at 10:00 a.m. PDT and were ready to get rolling, as was I.
So without further ado, here are the Extra Points from Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
1. All week we'd been hearing about the high temperatures in South Beach, and boy they weren't kidding. 90 degrees and 62 percent humidity, which according to the broadcast felt like 100 degrees down on the field. In black jerseys, the Raiders will need to stay extra hydrated throughout the game.
2. **Jordy Nelson** had been quiet the first two weeks of action, but No. 82 got loose early on the first drive of the game **hauling in a 61-yard pass** for the first completion of the game, and followed that up two plays later with **a 12-yard touchdown**. After the first drive, Nelson had 73 yards and one score — not a bad way to start the afternoon.
3. Following the Dolphins unsuccessful first drive of the game, the Raiders came back out firing once again on the second drive. Carr connected with Nelson for his third reception of the game, bringing his total to 139 yards and one touchdown.
4. Early in the second quarter Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence was ejected from the game after a small altercation broke out.
5. Right tackle **Donald Penn** was ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion, and safety Karl Joseph was ruled out with a leg injury.
6. With 3:34 left in the second quarter, and the Raiders knocking at the door, the offense was unable punch in the score; however, kicker **Mike Nugent** was able to give the team the lead with a 25-yard field goal.
7. In his return to his hometown, Amari Cooper heard "COOOOOOP" chants all afternoon. Wherever he goes, the Nation lets him know they're in attendance.
8. For most of the second and third quarters both teams struggled to put up points in the heat, but late in the third quarter **Marshawn Lynch skied over the defensive line** at the one-yard line to give the team a 10 point lead.
9. After the Raiders scored the Dolphins responded with a touchdown of their own on a jet sweep from wide receiver Jakeem Grant.
10. Through three quarters of action the Raiders defense had only allowed 205 total yards to the Dolphins, and kept their running game at a standstill all afternoon. At the start of the fourth quarter the Dolphins had 18 rushing yards as a team.
11. Down three, the Dolphins pulled a bit of trickery with a little over seven minutes to play and scored on a 52-yard play giving them a 21-17 lead.
12. **Marshawn Lynch** is a bruiser. That is all.
13. **Derek Carr**'s interception late in the fourth quarter lead to a Dolphins 74-yard touchdown run to ice the game for Miami.
14. Raiders were unable to hold off the Dolphins late surge, and now own a record of 0-3.
Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 3 matchup against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.