Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/16/12

The Oakland Raiders were beat in every aspect of the game Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins, losing 35-13. The Dolphins were able to gain 452 total yards, 263 coming on the ground. The loss puts the Raiders is an 0-2 hole to begin the season.

Miami took possession and drove 80 yards on their first series capped off by a Ryan Tannehill two yard touchdown. The Raiders were unable to rattle the rookie, who completed 18-30 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown.

Near the end of the first quarter the Raiders responded with a touchdown of their own. Quarterback Carson Palmer threw a swing pass to running back Mike Goodson, who burst down the sideline for a 64 yard score and tied the game at 7-7. The Raiders took the lead 10-7 just before halftime. The offense moved the ball well but sputtered after they drove to the Miami 10 and settled for a Sebastian Janikowski field goal.

The second half was all Dolphins. Reggie Bush broke a 23 yard touchdown followed by a 65 yard touchdown. On the first score, the Raiders had four chances to tackle the shifty running back but failed. Bush shredded the exhausted Raiders defense to the tune of 172 yards on 26 carries and the two scores.

Palmer was under pressure all game as Miami unleashed the front seven. With running back Darren McFadden held to 22 yards on 11 rushes, Palmer put the ball in the air 48 times completing 24 for 373 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The offense only converted one third down in 12 tries.

Without starting cornerback Ron Bartell, the Raiders secondary was abused. Replacements Pat Lee and Joselio Hanson were continuously beat on comeback routes. Miami's wide receiver Brain Hartline caught nine passes for 111 yards. Not known as a burner by any stretch of the imagination, Hartline was constantly given cushion by the Raiders secondary.

The only bright spot for the Raiders was their special teams play. Last week's debacle in the punting game cost them a chance to win. This week there were no issues as long snapper Jon Condo was back. Phillip Adams provided several sparks returning punts, including a 47 yard return.

The Raiders will play the Pittsburgh Steelers at home next week. It is back to the drawing board for offensive coordinator Greg Knapp as the offense has been stymied the last two weeks.

 

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