Miami Dolphins Pull Out Win Against Raiders Thanks To Balanced Attack

The Miami Dolphins was finally able to be the dominant offense they were capable of being, and they didn't even have Brandon Marshall.

Miami was able to gain 471 total yards on offense, and they dominated the Raiders in pretty much every aspect of the game except for special teams. Miami's special teams allowed a kickoff to be returned for a touchdown on the opening drive and Dan Carpenter missed two field goals later on. If it weren't for the Dolphins special teams, then this game would have been that much better.

Special teams were probably the only bad thing about the Miami Dolphins this game. Ronnie Brown combined for 180 rushing yards on 44 carries. I know 44 carries may seem like a lot, but it is a refreshing number considering how little they ran the ball against the Bears.

Chad Henne also had a good game. With the exception of a stupid mistake that resulted in an interception, Henne played well, throwing for 307 yards and two touchdowns. Davone Bess also had a great game. He caught 6 catches for 111 yards, and was the Miami Dolphins top receiver with Brandon Marshall being absent.

On defense, the Dolphins were able to turn the ball over three times, including 2 interceptions on Bruce Gradkowski. Cameron Wake also picked up another sack, which puts him at 10.5 sacks for the season. That is a really impressive number, and makes Dolphins fans not miss Joey Porter even less than they ever did.

That's about all for today. If you'll excuse me, I have to go trash talk my Dad now who is a Raiders fan.

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