Sept 16 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Raiders Vs. Dolphins: Reggie Bush Carries Miami To 35-13 Victory

The Oakland Raiders were unable to get anything done against the Miami Dolphins, as Reggie Bush, not Darren McFadden, was the running back to watch in this 35-13 beatdown. For more on the Raiders, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.

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Raiders Vs. Dolphins Quotes: Defense Embarrassed After Allowing Best Game Of Reggie Bush's Career

The weren't many smiles to be found on the faces of Oakland Raiders defenders Sunday after RB Reggie Bush ran for a career-high 172 yards and two touchdowns in the Miami Dolphins' 35-13 victory.

According to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area, Bush said the Dolphin's mission all along was to "break their spirit a little bit." And if the words of Raiders DT Tommy Kelly are shared by the rest of the active roster, Miami succeeded:

"It's just embarrassing. I didn't see this coming, the way we practiced all week, I didn't see this coming. The way we started in the first half, I didn't foresee 35 (points) at the end of the game."

Additionally, Kelly also felt that he and his teammates "left [their] game in the locker room," a point that was reinforced by the Dolphins' four touchdowns in the second half.

Overall, the Raiders defense wilted to the tune of 452 total yards allowed, including 263 yards on the ground. Oakland first-year head coach Dennis Allen felt that poor tackling was to blame for the performance but they weren't much better from a coverage standpoint with rookie QB Ryan Tannehill (18-of-30, 200 yards, two total touchdowns) operating an effective attack out of the no huddle.

With the schedule not getting any easier as the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) head into town next Sunday, the Raiders (0-2) may already be wondering if they're destined for another top-five draft selection in 2013. But while Kelly was clearly upset, he still believes that this team has more potential than some of the more mediocre Raiders squads of recent history:

"This is different," Kelly said, "because we're a whole lot better than we were when we went 2-14 and 4-12. I think we have a way better team. We're more talented, we have better, younger talented players. But you have to be able to produce on Sunday, and we aren't."

For more Raiders coverage, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.


Raiders Vs. Dolphins Halftime Update: Big Plays Help Oakland To First Half Lead

The Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins are battled their way through a defensive struggle in the first half on Sunday afternoon and, after 15 minutes of action, the Raiders took a 10-7 lead into the halftime locker room. The Raiders offense has been far from outstanding, but Carson Palmer was able to connect with Mike Goodson for a 64-yard pass and catch touchdown out of the backfield on the biggest play of the first half.

Palmer was far from outstanding in the first half, but a few big plays helped him put up excellent numbers as he completed 13 of his 25 passes for 239 yards and the aforementioned touchdown run. Palmer was also able to lead a nice drive late in the second quarter, but it ended short with a Sebastian Janikowski field goal.

The Dolphins' only score of the first half came when rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was able to sneak the ball across the goal line for a two-yard touchdown run. Tannehill completed just nine of his 19 pass attempts for a total of 85 yards before halftime.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage from the Raiders vs. Dolphins game. For more insight and analysis, check out Raiders blog Silver and Black Pride. For the perspective from Miami, check out The Phinsider.

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Denarius Moore Injury Update: Oakland Wide Receiver Listed As Probable With Hamstring Injury

The Oakland Raiders have officially assigned a probable tag to wide receiver Denarius Moore (hamstring) for Sunday's matchup against the Miami Dolphins, according to Adam Schefter.

If he plays, this will be Moore's season debut after missing Week 1 and almost all of August's activities with a nagging hamstring strain. Even if he's held to limited snaps, the Raiders have to consider his presence an upgrade over Derek Hagan and undrafted rookie Rod Streater.

Moore's return could also mean the revival of the deep ball, an area in which Oakland was sorely lacking in Monday Night's 22-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Without Moore's vertical ability on the field, quarterback Carson Palmer zeroed in on Darren McFadden for dump-off plays, targeting the running back a whopping 18 times.

Moore had an 18.7-yard average on his 33 receptions during last year's rookie campaign. He also chipped in six total touchdowns (five receiving, one rushing) while proving to be arguably the most explosive playmaker on the team.

For more information on Raiders football and additional injury updates, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.

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