The game followed a perfect opening scenario for the Dolphins with 14 quick points triggered by a pair of defensive plays (85-yard intercept return from Elandon Roberts for a touchdown and a pair of short-range saves to resume. the ball at the plus-34-yard-line).
Then things stopped for a while. Las Vegas scored 25 unanswered points to expand their lead to two possessions in a game where Miami’s offense was stuck in neutral for extended periods of time. Then the defense lost after a field goal from Jason Sanders brought the team down to under-eight in the dying moments. Converting a pair of fourth downs and a two-point conversion on a do or die practice, Jacoby Brissett brought Miami back to send the game into overtime. After the Raiders opened the extra period with a field goal, Miami converted again on the fourth down, this time requiring 20 yards to keep the game alive, before coming up with the scoring once again. In the end, the Dolphins didn’t get the result they wanted, but they showed their mental makeup.
âThese guys, they believe each other,â said Brian Flores. âI mean, I think we know how we work. We’re still going to fight and try hard. We just need to have better execution. But yeah, there are no moral victories. You know, these guys are disappointed there. We want to win. That’s our goal every week. We didn’t make it today. We didn’t perform well enough. We will go back, make some fixes and start again next week. “