After that, the Dolphins drove the ball all the way to the Raiders’ three-yard line. However, they failed to convert a fourth-and-one screen play and lost possession of the ball on downs.
After Las Vegas quickly went three and out, Tagovailoa got the ball back and connected for a total of 36 yards on three of the first four plays of the drive with wide receiver Jaylen Waddle.
After five plays, Tagovailoa made a brilliant screen pass to running back Salvon Ahmed. Ahmed had a wide free passage down the center of the field after offensive lineman Connor Williams timed a block precisely. Ahmed went into the end zone unharmed, giving the team a 14–10 lead.
Just before halftime, Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson made a 47-yard field goal to trim the margin to one.
Since the beginning of the 2021 season, Tagovailoa’s 200-yard throwing effort in the first half of a game versus the Raiders is only the third instance.
The Dolphins kept moving the ball down the field in the second half, but they were unable to get to the end zone. But the defense made sure that wasn’t a problem.
The defense forced a three-and-out to preserve the one-point advantage after Tagovailoa’s long throw intended for Waddle was intercepted on the first play of the third quarter.
Ramsey picked off O’Connell on the first play after a 50-yard field goal attempt was unsuccessful. Only minutes later, kicker Jason Sanders made a 41-yard field goal.
With 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Sanders’ second field goal gave Miami a 20-13 lead after the Raiders went on another three-and-out.
In the last three plus minutes of play, the Dolphins defense picked off O’Connell twice to seal the game as they continued to shut down the Raiders running threat.
Running back Josh Jacobs of the Raiders was leading the NFL going into Week 11 in terms of total carries (186) and third in terms of rushing yards (622), but he only gained 39 yards on 14 attempts (2.8 avg.) during the contest.
For the sixth time this season, Hill has over 100 receiving yards, while Tagovailoa has now achieved at least 300 passing yards in half of the Dolphins games.
Phillips combined his interception with two sacks.
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Dolphins return to action when they play the New York Jets in the NFL’s first Black Friday contest. On Prime Video, the game at MetLife Stadium will kick off at 3:00 p.m. ET.