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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 20 Miami Dolphins 28

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Raiders 20, Dolphins 28

  • The Raiders fell to the Dolphins by a score of 20-28, bringing the Raiders season record to 0-3.
  • Oakland drops to 17-17-1 in the all-time series against Miami. The loss brings their road record against the Dolphins to 8-10-1.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
T Kolton Miller
G Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Gabe Jackson
T Donald Penn
TE Jared Cook
WR Amari Cooper
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
WR Brandon LaFell

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT Maurice Hurst
DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Bruce Irvin
LB Marquel Lee
LB Tahir Whitehead
CB Leon Hall
CB Rashaan Melvin
CB Gareon Conley
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Reggie Nelson

Game Themes

  • WR Jordy Nelson recorded his first touchdown with the Silver and Black, a 12-yarder on the opening drive of the game. He now leads the league with 17 redzone touchdowns since 2016.
  • Nelson finished the first half with 151 yards, the most by a receiver in the league entering today’s contest. It also ranks as the second most receiving yards in the first half of play of his career.
  • For the third consecutive game, the Raiders had a player surpass 100 receiving yards, which marks the first time Oakland has opened the season with a 100-plus-yard receiver in its first three games since the 2005 season.

Individual Highlights

QB Derek Carr

  • On the opening drive of the game, Carr orchestrated a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 1:26, capped by a 12-yard pass to Jordy Nelson.
  • After throwing a 61-yard pass to Nelson on the opening drive, Carr recorded a 66-yard pass on the second offensive drive, which marks the longest play from scrimmage this season for the Raiders.
  • In the third quarter, Carr led the Raiders down the field on a 15-play, 67-yard drive, lasting 9:44 which was capped by a 1-yard rush by Marshawn Lynch.
  • Carr surpassed 300 passing yards late in the fourth quarter, marking the second time this season he reached the milestone and the 16th time in his career.
  • Carr ended the contest throwing for 345 yards on 27-of-39 passing with one touchdown for a passer rating of 83.8.

DT Clinton McDonald

  • In just his second contest with the Silver and Black, McDonald sacked Ryan Tannehill on third-and-19 for a loss of nine yards with 1:05 left in the first half, forcing the Dolphins to punt on the next play.
  • McDonald ended the day with three stops (two solo) and one sack.

WR Jordy Nelson

  • Nelson recorded his first touchdown as a Raider on the opening drive, hauling a 12-yard reception from Derek Carr to cap a 4-play, 75-yard drive lasting 1:26. Nelson also had a 61-yard reception on the drive, accounting for 73 yards on the drive.
  • Nelson’s touchdown marked the 70th of his career, making him the sixth active player and 44th all time to haul in 70 career receiving scores.
  • Nelson now leads the league with 17 redzone touchdowns since 2016.
  • On the second drive, Nelson recorded a 66-yard reception, which marks the Raiders longest play from scrimmage this season and Nelson’s longest receptions since Week 10 of the 2014 season.
  • On his 66-yard reception, Nelson surpassed 8,000 career receiving yards to become the 11th active player to accomplish the feat.
  • Nelson finished the first half with 151 yards, the most by a receiver in the league entering today’s contest. It also ranks as the second most receiving yards in the first half of play of his career.
  • Nelson ended the contest with 173, the third most in a single game this season entering today’s contest and the second most in his career.

RB Marshawn Lynch

  • Lynch capped off the Raiders third drive of the day, a 15-play, 67-yard drive lasting 9:44, with a 1-yard rushing touchdown.
  • Lynch has now recorded a score in three consecutive games, marking the second time he’s done so with the Silver and Black and the first time he’s opened the season with at least one touchdown in the first three games since 2008.
  • Lynch finished the day with 19 carries for 64 yards (3.4 avg.) with one touchdown, while adding three receptions for 22 yards in the contest.

K Mike Nugent

  • With 3:35 left in the second quarter, Nugent capped off a 16-play, 68-yard drive that lasted 8:37 with a 25-yard field goal to give Oakland a 10-7 lead at the half.
  • Nugent recorded his second field goal of the day on a 52-yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the contest. The field goal marked Nugent’s longest this season.

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