Dolphins fall short in 27-24 loss to Raiders, drop to 4-4 on the season


The Miami Dolphins offense looked much better than the one head coach Adam Gase called out after a 40-0 loss in Baltimore, but they ran out of time on Sunday night in a 27-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

The NFL’s lowest-scoring offense made things interesting late with Julius Thomas' 15 yard touchdown catch, but ultimately lost 27-24, dropping to 4-4 on the season.

It was a game of missed opportunities for the Dolphins, who failed to convert any points from Raiders mistakes, both on a recovered onside kick and a takeaway after the Raiders fumbled twice on one play. Untimely penalties and inconsistent and sometimes sloppy play may have ultimately done the Dolphins in.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was 21 of 30 passing with one touchdown and one interception. The Dolphins defense allowed him to convert 8 or their 15 third down plays.

Quarterback Jay Cutler had pretty good numbers in his first game back since suffering cracked ribs, going 32 of 44 passing for 311 yards and 3 touchdowns, with his other two touchdown passes to Damien Williams and Jarvis Landry.

The Dolphins rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries in their first game without Jay Ajayi, after the Pro Bowler was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this week. Kenyan Drake rushed for 69 yards rushing, while Williams rushed for 14 yards, adding 47 yards receiving, along with his touchdown.

The Dolphins will be back playing in prime time next week when they travel to Carolina for Monday Night Football.

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