The Las Vegas Raiders sputtered on offense throughout the first half, but down 14-0, they scored 12 straight, going into halftime down 14-12.
Heading into the Week 3 matchup with the Miami Dolphins, the consensus was that the Las Vegas Raiders would come out on top. However, as has been the case in years past, the Raiders played down to their opponent and were down 14-5 late in the first half.
The deficit was caused by an early pick-six thrown by Derek Carr, as Foster Moreau stopped running, and Elandon Roberts intercepted the ball and returned it 83 yards for a score. A Malcolm Brown touchdown would give the Dolphins a 14-0 lead, but from there, it was all Raiders.
Raiders score 12 straight after being down 14-0
On Miami’s next possession, the Raiders would get a safety, before a Daniel Carlson field goal made the score 14-5. After a Miami punt, Carr and the offense took over, putting together their best drive of the game.
Getting the ball at their five-yard line, quarterback Derek Carr went to work, orchestrating a ten-play drive that went the length of the field. In that time, Carr was able to finally connect with Henry Ruggs III, the star of last week’s win against Pittsburgh, as Las Vegas drove into the red zone.
From there, Carr would get the Raiders their first touchdown of the day, hitting fullback Alec Ingold for the one-yard touchdown. The play nearly never happened, and it was Ingold who saved the drive, catching a Peyton Barber fumble in the air with the Raiders deep in Miami territory.
A favorite coming into this game, Las Vegas is starting to find their footing on both sides of the ball and will go into halftime down only two points after a missed Miami field goal as time expired.
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That should give them the kind of momentum they need heading into the second half, as they look to put the Dolphins away at home. This is a franchise that has not gotten out to a 3-0 start since the 2002 NFL season, but they will need to continue to stack the momentum in their favor if they hope to put away a pesky Dolphins team inside Allegiant in Week 3.