The Oakland Raiders managed to enter the second half with a three-point lead over the Miami Dolphins, but that was quickly done away with at the start of the third quarter. Reggie Bush took a 23-yard run for a touchdown to make the game 14-10 in favor of Miami. It's been a back-and-forth game, with neither team able to get much traction on offense.
After another stalled drive, Miami took over again and it was Bush who got the call and the next touchdown. It was a semi-outside run, and Bush simply outran everybody on the Raiders defense. Oakland was out of position in a big way and it looked like a pretty effortless play for Bush. That gave the Dolphins a 21-10 lead late in the third.
For Oakland, Carson Palmer has been playing well, but there's been lacking play from running back Darren McFadden. They've shown time and time again that they're not going to win games unless McFadden can have a good outing. It won't matter how many passing yards Palmer can put up, if McFadden carries for double digits and can't break 50 yards, they're going to have some issues.
Oakland got its best shot of the day when punt returner Phillip Adams shook some serious pressure to return a ball to the Miami 25-yard line. On first down, Palmer's first pass was batted away. They managed to get a first down, but a couple short plays saw them facing a 3rd and 4 at the Miami 10-yard line when the third quarter came to an end.