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Raiders vs. Dolphins Quick Hits


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The Raiders fell to the Dolphins 14-38 at Wembley Stadium in the team's first appearance in the NFL's International Series. The loss drops the Raiders to 0-4 on the season and Head Coach Dennis Allen's record falls to 8-28 (.222) at the helm of the Raiders.

The Raiders all-time record falls to 434-379-11 and 0-1 in regular season games abroad. The Raiders had previously played four games outside of the United States, all exhibitions, since 1990, going 1-3 in those games. The team is now 0-2 in games in London, England (Aug. 5, 1990 vs. New Orleans, 10-17).

With the loss, the Raiders fall to 15-17-1 in regular-season meetings with Miami (3-1 in the postseason) and have dropped five straight to the Dolphins.

Coach Allen successfully challenged an on-the-field ruling of an incomplete pass on an attempt to WR Brice Butler in the third quarter, marking the Raiders' second successful coach's challenge this season in three attempts. Allen is now 10-of-15 in coach's challenges in his three years with the Raiders.

The offense opened the game with a 10-play, 74-yard drive (5:22) capped off by a 3-yard TD pass from QB Derek Carr to TE Brian Leonhardt. The drive, which included two third-down conversions, marks the first opening-drive touchdown for the Raiders since Nov. 17, 2013 at Houston in the team's last win.

The Raiders put the ball in the end zone on the team's only red zone possession in the game, the team's opening drive. The Raiders have now scored touchdowns on four-of-six red zone possessions.

The offensive line allowed two sacks in the game, bringing the team's season total to four sacks allowed. That ties the third fewest sacks allowed through four games in franchise history with the 1969 and 1970 Raiders. Only the 1977 (three) and 2011 (two) Raiders allowed fewer through four games.

The Raiders had two quarterbacks (Carr and Matt McGloin) throw for touchdowns in the game, marking the first time since Sept. 23, 2013 two Raiders threw touchdown passes (Darren McFadden and Terrelle Pryor). The last time two quarterbacks threw touchdown passes in a game was on Oct. 8, 2006 against San Francisco when Andrew Walter and Marques Tuiasosopo each threw one.

The Raiders' two quarterbacks spread the ball around well in the game, completing passes to 10 different receives. The last time the Raiders had 10 receivers in a game was on Nov. 4, 2012 vs. Tampa Bay.

Leonhardt knocked the ball loose of Jarvis Landry's grip on a punt return in the second quarter, setting the Raiders up at their own 42-yard line after LS Jon Condo fell on the fumble for the Raiders' first takeaway of the game and their third of the season. The Raiders added another fumble recovery later for their first takeaway of the year (three fumbles, one interception).

Individual Notes: Offense

QB Derek Carr became the first rookie quarterback to start a game in the NFL's International Series. He finished the game with 16-of-25 passing (64.0 percent) for 146 yards with one TD and one INT. Carr also rushed twice for nine yards before leaving the game due to injury.

Carr finished off the game's opening drive with a 3-yard TD pass to TE Brian Leonhardt. The touchdown moves Carr past Todd Marinovich (three in 1991) and David Humm (three in 1972) for the second most passing touchdowns among Raider rookies; Matt McGloin has the record with eight in 2013.

QB Matt McGloin entered the game in the third quarter in relief of an injured Carr and hit WR Andre Holmes for a 22-yard TD in the fourth quarter. It was McGloin's ninth career TD pass and his first since Dec. 15, 2013 vs. Kansas City, also to Holmes. McGloin finished 12-of-19 passing (63.2 pct.) with 129 yards, one TD and two INTs.

RB Darren McFadden earned his third straight start and finished the game with 11 carries for 40 yards (3.6 avg.). As today's game was a designated home game for the Raiders, McFadden moved up the franchise list for rushing attempts in home games, passing Justin Fargas (453) for sole possession of seventh place, finishing the game with 464 career rushes in home games.

McFadden added 32 yards through the air on four receptions (8.0 avg.), including a long gain of 16 yards.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew returned to action after missing the last two games with a hand injury, rushing for one yard on two carries in the game. Jones-Drew is now just the fourth player (Tom Brady, Anthony Dixon and Frank Gore) with a rushing attempt in multiple games at Wembley Stadium. In his one previous game in London, he rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

WR James Jones finished the day with six receptions for 83 yards (13.8 avg.), giving him 21 receptions on the season. Jones is just the sixth different Raider (eighth time total) since 2000 to catch at least 20 passes through the first four games of the season, and the first to do so since Zach Miller caught 22 in 2010.

WR Andre Holmes earned his first start of the 2014 season and finished with five catches for 74 yards (14.8 avg.) including a 22-yard TD reception, the second of his career and his first of the season. Both of Holmes' TD catches have come from Matt McGloin, with the other coming on Dec. 15, 2013 vs. Kansas City.

Holmes' five receptions tie the second highest mark in his career; he had five receptions on Dec. 22, 2013 at San Diego and in Week 2 vs. Houston. His 74 receiving yards are the second most in a single game in Holmes' career; his high is 136 yards at Dallas on Nov. 28, 2013.

WR Vincent Brown made his first catch of the season and his first in the Silver and Black in the first quarter, a third-down conversion of nine yards. Brown finished with three receptions for 22 yards (7.3 avg.).

TE Brian Leonhardt hauled in his first career TD pass, a 3-yard score from Carr on the team's opening drive.

FB/RB Jamize Olawale recorded his first rushing attempt of the season, going for no gain in the first quarter.

WR Brice Butler made an impact late in the game, catching two passes for 30 yards (15.0 avg.), both for first downs.

TE David Ausberry caught his first pass of the season and the 10th of his career in the fourth quarter, a 7-yard gain. Ausberry finished with two receptions for 14 yards (7.0 avg.).

Individual Notes: Defense

CB TJ Carrie intercepted a deflected pass from Ryan Tannehill and returned it 28 yards for his first career interception and the Raiders' third takeaway of the game. Carrie became the 33rd Raider since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to intercept a pass in his rookie season.

Carrie also became just the third Raider drafted in the seventh round or later to intercept a pass in his rookie season (Butch Atkinson, four in 1968; Jeremy Ware, one in 2010).

CB Carlos Rogers stayed disciplined on a Dolphins' double-reverse attempt and delivered a big hit on Mike Wallace, forcing him to fumble the ball. That marks Rogers' fifth career forced fumble and his first as a Raider. His last came on Oct. 3, 2010 as a member of the Washington Redskins.

Rogers was also credited with a pass defensed, the 110th of his career. He remains in ninth place among active players, two shy of Darrelle Revis' 112 passes defensed.

S Usama Young earned his first start of the season at strong safety and led the team in tackles with seven (seven solo), adding a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit.

S Charles Woodson recovered a Lamar Miller fumble in the end zone for the Raiders' second takeaway of the game and Woodson's 13th career opponent fumble recovery (14 total), tying him with Osi Umenyiora and Kevin Williams for fourth among active players.

DT Pat Sims was credited with forcing Miller's fumble near the goal line on the second half's opening possession, the first forced fumble of his seven-year career.

Individual Notes: Special Teams

K Sebastian Janikowski connected on both of his extra-point attempts in the game, extending his streak of consecutive conversions to 171.

P Marquette King had his first punt of the game downed inside the Dolphins' 10-yard line. King landed three punts inside the 20 in the first half, tying his single-half high (twice: 11/10/13 at NYG and 11/17/13 at Hou.).

King finished with six punts for 292 yards (48.7 avg.), placing four inside Miami's 20-yard line. He has only put four punts inside the 20 one other time in his career, at Houston on Nov. 17, 2013.

LS Jon Condo recovered a Dolphins fumble on a punt return in the second quarter, marking his third career fumble recovery and his first since Oct. 28, 2012 at Kansas City.

RB Latavius Murray saw his most action of the season at kick returner, bringing back a career-high five kickoffs for 112 yards (22.4 avg.).

CB TJ Carrie had one punt return in the game, an explosive run for 17 yards in the fourth quarter.

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