Las Vegas, NV.--The Miami Dolphins (1-1) and the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) will kick it off later today, on a late-game in the NFL. The Dolphins come in feeling all of the pressure, desperately needing a win, and the Raiders are playing loose and with house money.
I am fond of reporting that good teams do three things:"
Good teams find a way to win games when they aren't playing well. The Raiders did that in week one.
Good teams go on the road and steal a game. The Raiders did that in week two against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Good teams win the games they are supposed to. They can do that today against the Miami Dolphins.
Remember the rule of five. If the Las Vegas Raiders win that key statistical battle, today's game is over. For those who don't remember it, it has to do with sacks and turnovers. If the Raiders have three sacks and give up two, that means they are plus one. If they then get four turnovers and give up only one, that means they are plus three. That would give them a plus-four for the day. They want to get to a plus-five ratio every game. Teams that reach the rule of five scenarios win 91 percent of their ball games on average.
Here's how to watch:
Venue: Allegiant Stadium
Kick-Off: 1:05 PM PST/4:05 PM EST
CBS is the host of Sunday's game. You can catch tomorrow's game on FuboTV by using the link here.
In addition, if you are located in the Las Vegas market, Raiders.com on mobile devices and the Raiders Official app will carry the game. Raiders app is available on both iOS and Android devices.
Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM/Raider Nation Radio 920 AM
Sunday's game will air on both KOMP 92.3 FM and Raider Nation Radio 920 AM, the latter as the flagship radio station for all Raiders games. Brent Musburger is back in the booth for play-by-play. His color analyst is former All-Pro tackle Lincoln Kennedy, who returns for the second season.
Sunday's game will also be available to listen to live on the Official Raiders mobile app. In addition, the Raiders have affiliate stations throughout the nation. Click on the link here for more details.
We will be updating this article with highlights and updates as the game progresses. Please keep checking back.
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START OF FIRST QUARTER
TURNOVER: Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts picks off a throw by Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Roberts returns ball 85 yards for touchdown.
SCORING UPDATE #1: Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts returns interception for 85 yards and a touchdown. Extra point is good. Dolphins up 7-0 with 6:49 left to go in the first quarter.
TIMEOUT #1: Raiders take their first timeout of the half. 4:55 left to go in the first quarter. 4th and 1 coming up at the LV 34-yard line.
TURNOVER: Raiders turnover the ball on downs. Dolphins 1st and 10 at the LV 34-yard line. Dolphins lead 7-0 with 4:55 left to go in the first quarter.
PENALTY UPDATE: Offside called on Raiders defense. 5-yard penalty. Results in first down.
SCORING UPDATE #2: Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown rushes for a 24-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. Dolphins lead 14-0 with 3:07 left to go in the first quarter.
PENALTY UPDATE: Intentional grounding called on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. 18-yard penalty. 2nd and 28 at the LV 42.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul, unnecessary roughness called on Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones. Half the distance to the end-zone. Dolphins with the ball.
SCORING UPDATE #3: Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle tackled for a safety by Raiders cornerback Casey Hayward. Dolphins lead 14-2 with 32 seconds left to go in the first quarter.
END OF FIRST QUARTER: Dolphins lead 14-2. Raiders have ball at LV 41. 2nd and 6 coming up.
SCORING UPDATE #4: 50-yard field goal attempt by placekicker Daniel Carlson is good. Dolphins lead 14-5 with 11:36 left to go in the half.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul, unnecessary roughness on Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts. 15-yard penalty. 1st down.
TIMEOUT #2: Dolphins take their first timeout of the half. 4:32 left to go in the 2nd quarter. 2nd and 10 coming up at the Miami 48 yard-line.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul, unnecessary roughness on Dolphins safety Jevon Holland. 15-yard penalty. 1st down with Raiders on Dolphins 5-yard line.
TWO MINUTE WARNING: Dolphins lead 14-5. 2nd and goal coming for the Raiders at the Dolphins 2-yard line.
SCORING UPDATE #5: Raiders fullback Alec Ingold catches a 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr. PAT is good by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Dolphins lead 14-12 with 1:56 to go in the half.
PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Raiders defense. Five-yard penalty. 1st and 10 Dolphins.
END OF FIRST HALF: Dolphins lead 14-12 at the half. Dolphins will receive the second-half kickoff.
If the Raiders were looking to prove that they've finally turned a corner to being a consistent team, the first quarter couldn't have gone any worse for them.
During their second drive on offense, when the Raiders had gotten down to the Miami 21-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr threw a pick-six to Dolphins linebacker Elandon Roberts.
Then, after getting the ball right back, head coach Jon Gruden decided to go for it on 4th and 1 from the Raiders own 34-yard line and didn't get it.
The Dolphins only took four plays to score a 24-yard rushing touchdown by running back Malcolm Brown, and just like that, the silver and black were down 14-0.
The Raiders running game has continued to struggle, with the offensive line having little success getting any push.
The Raiders defense would give the team life, though, scoring the team's first points on a safety near the end of the first quarter.
The Raiders offense would then start to find more rhythm, with Carr looking more comfortable and leading the Raiders to a field goal to cut the lead to 14-5.
The silver and black's defense would then continue to step up, preventing Miami from scoring for the rest of the half, including the Dolphins missing a field goal.
Before that miss, Carr would throw for the Raiders first touchdown of the day to fullback Alec Ingold to make it a two-point game, 14-12.
It certainly looked like a foreboding start, but the Raiders are now firmly back in the game with momentum back on their side, albeit down 14-12 with Miami set to start the 2nd half with the ball.
START OF THIRD QUARTER:
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul for a low block on Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown. 15-yard penalty. 1st and 20 Dolphins.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul, unnecessary roughness on Dolphins cornerback Justin Coleman. 1st and 10 Raiders at the Dolphins 24-yard line.
PENALTY UPDATE: Offensive pass interference on Raiders tight end Foster Moreau. 10-yard penalty. Raiders have it 2nd and 18 from the Dolphins 22-yard line.
TIMEOUT #1: Raiders take their first timeout of the half. 8:05 left to go in the third quarter. 2nd and 19. Dolphins lead 14-12.
SCORING UPDATE #6: Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow scores a touchdown on a 12-yard pass from quarterback Derek Carr. PAT is good by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Raiders take first lead of the game, 19-14, with 7:17 left to go in the third quarter.
PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul, unnecessary roughness on Raiders linebacker Denzel Perryman. 15-yard penalty. 1st and 10 Dolphins at their 49-yard line.
PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Raiders guard John Simpson. 10-yard penalty. Raiders 1st and 20 on MIA 49-yard line.
END OF THIRD QUARTER: Raiders lead Dolphins 19-14. 3rd and 8 for the Raiders at the MIA 17-yard line.
TIMEOUT #2: Raiders take their second timeout of the half. 14:20 left to go in regulation. 19-14 Raiders with the lead. 1st and goal silver and black.
SCORING UPDATE #7: Raiders running back Peyton Barber scores a 1-yard rushing touchdown. PAT is no good by placekicker Daniel Carlson. Raiders increase their lead 25-14 with 13:47 left to go in regulation.
SCORING UPDATE #8: 46-yard field goal attempt by Dolphins placekicker Jason Sanders is good. Raiders still lead 25-17 with 8:30 left to go in regulation.
PENALTY UPDATE: Roughing the passer penalty called on Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby. 15-yard penalty. 1st and 10 Dolphins at MIA 48-yard line.
TIMEOUT #3: Raiders take their final timeout of the half. 5:10 left to go in regulation. 25-17 Raiders with the lead. 3rd and 1 Dolphins from LV 43.
TURNOVER: Dolphins turn the ball over on downs. Raiders 1st and 10 at their own 43-yard line. Raiders lead 25-17 with 4:33 left to go in regulation.
TIMEOUT #4: Dolphins take their first timeout of the half. 3:44 left to go in regulation. 25-17 Raiders with the lead. 3rd and 11 from LV 42.
TIMEOUT #5: Dolphins take their second timeout of the half. 3:39 left to go in regulation. 25-17 Raiders with the lead. 4th and 26 with the Raiders set to punt.
PENALTY UPDATE: False start called on Dolphins offensive lineman Austin Jackson. 5-yard penalty. 4th and 8 Dolphins at MIA 35-yard line.
PENALTY UPDATE: Pass interference called on Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen. Results in 1st and goal for Dolphins. Raiders lead 25-17 with 1:09 to go in regulation.
INJURY UPDATE: Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen injured on the play.
SCORING UPDATE #9: Dolphins quarterback Jacoby Brissett rushes for a 1-yard touchdown. Two-point conversion attempt is good on a completed Brissett pass to wide receiver Will Fuller. Tie game, 25-25, with overtime coming.
END OF REGULATION: Raiders and Dolphins are tied 25-25 after a touchdown and two-point conversion with two seconds left. Raiders to have the ball to begin overtime.
START OF OVERTIME:
SCORING UPDATE: 38-yard field goal attempt by Raiders placekicker Daniel Carlson is good. Raiders lead 28-25 with 6:27 left to go in overtime.
PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Dolphins offensive lineman Austin Jackson. 10-yard penalty. 2nd and 20 at MIA 15.
TIMEOUT #1: Raiders call their first timeout of overtime. 5:57 left to go in the game. 28-25 Raiders with the lead. 3rd and 20 Dolphins.
TIMEOUT #2: Dolphins call their first timeout of overtime. 5:50 left to go in the game. 28-25 Raiders with the lead. 4th and 20 Dolphins.
INJURY UPDATE: Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller is down after the play and is able to slowly walk off the field.
INJURY UPDATE: Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen comes off the field, apparently grabbing at his right hamstring.
SCORING UPDATE: 50-yard field goal attempt by Dolphins placekicker Jason Sanders is good. Game tied at 28 with 2:49 left to go in overtime.
PENALTY UPDATE: False start called on Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller. 5-yard penalty. 2nd and 15 for Raiders at their 20-yard line.
INJURY UPDATE: Dolphins safety Brandon Jones down on the field after attempting to limp off.
TWO MINUTE WARNING: Game tied at 28. 2nd and 2 coming for the Raiders at MIA 11-yard line.
SCORING UPDATE: 22-yard field goal attempt by Raiders placekicker Daniel Carlson is good. Raiders win 31-28 at end of overtime.
FINAL: Raiders win 31-28 at home against the Miami Dolphins. Raiders improve to 3-0 while Dolphins fall to 1-2.
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