LAS VEGAS (AP) – Reigning AFC Special Teams of the Week player Daniel Carlson’s 22-yard field goal as time ran out in overtime lifted the Las Vegas Raiders to a 31-28 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
It marked the second time in the Raiders’ first three games — both at home — they overcame a two-touch deficit to win in overtime, and so did they against Baltimore in Week 1 on “Monday Night Football.”
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr found Bryan Edwards in 34 yards before Peyton Barber put together runs of 27 and 8 yards to put Las Vegas on the Dolphins’ 11-yard line to eventually create the winning score.
Carr completed 26 of 43 passing attempts on 386 yards and two touchdowns.
In the third game in a row, Carr used his talented receiving depth as the eight-year veteran completed passes to nine goals, led by Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller, who each had a team-high five receptions. Renfrow also scored a touchdown.
As the star runs back Josh Jacobs on the sideline with an ankle injury, Barber led the roaring game with 111 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.
And while the Raiders’ offense surpassed Miami 497-330, it was their special team unity and defense that ignited the comeback after Miami scored the game’s first 14 points.
A game after Zay Jones ran down the field on a tip to fall on the ball on the 1-yard line, cornerback Casey Hayward Jr. caught. Miami receiver Jaylen Waddle on a screen pass in the end zone for safety.
Carlson started a 50-yard field goal to get the Raiders within nine. After a great defensive stop, Las Vegas ran 95 yards to reduce Miami’s lead to 14-12. Right-back Alec Ingold was rewarded by having his number called after restoring Barbers’ fumble on the goal line in the previous game.
The Raiders scored on their next two possessions as Carr and Renfrow joined for a 12-yard strike and Barber dived over the pack for a 1-yard jump to open a 25-12 lead.
However, the dolphins were not finished.
After Miami’s Jason Sanders made it to an enscores match with a 46-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter, Jacoby Brissett encrypted on fourt-and-goal for a 1-yard touchdown with: 02 left in regulation. Brissett passed to William Fuller for the 2-point conversion forced overtime.
The teams exchanged field goals in overtime before Carlson’s winner.
Miami, which ranks in the top 10 in several defensive categories, allowed the Raiders to go 3 for 3 inside the red zone and a 54% conversion rate on third downs (7 of 13).
The Dolphins came on board when Foster Moreau at the fixed end seemed to run an optional route, and Carr threw straight to linebacker Elandon Roberts, who darted 85 yards and sent a well-represented group of fans draped in cricket in a frenzy.
It expanded an NFL best 25 straight games with a takeaway for the Dolphins.
On their next possession, the Dolphins took advantage of a failed fourth-and-1 attempt from Barber and pushed their lead to 14-0. Malcolm Brown, using his eager instincts, saw Raiders cornerback Trayvon Mullen on the edge and hit him through a hole in the line into the open field for his first touchdown of the season.
Dolphins will host Indianapolis next Sunday.
The Raiders travel to Los Angeles to meet the Chargers on “Monday Night Football”.
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