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The Miami Dolphins Narrowly Defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in a Nail-Biting Victory of 26-25

Riding a 383 yards total offensive output, the Miami Dolphins narrowly defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in a nail-biting victory of 26-25, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Contributing to this victory, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the football for 182 yards, and one touchdown. The Dolphins also had a rushing game that produced 130 yards and zero rushing touchdowns.

Fitzpatrick helped the Dolphins in this victory by attempting 13 passes and completing 9 of them. This led to a final QB production of 182 yards, no interceptions and one touchdown for the game.

The ground game for the Dolphins saw Salvon Ahmed carrying the football 6 times, and Myles Gaskin helping with rushing the ball 14 times. The two rushers produced two yards and 87 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Dolphins had Fitzpatrick tossing the football to Jakeem Grant and Mack Hollins as his most productive targets. Grant caught five passes for a net gain of 43 yards. The secondary target (Hollins) caught two passes for a net contribution of 42 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Dolphins produced one forced fumble, four tackles for loss, three sacks and no defensive touchdowns.

Compared to Fitzpatrick of the Dolphins, Derek Carr of the Raiders threw for 336 yards with one touchdown, and no interceptions, completing 21 of 34 passes, for a 104.50 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Raiders was led by Jalen Richard and Josh Jacobs. For the game, Richard rushed for 19 yards from carrying the football two times. Meanwhile Jacobs carried the ball 13 times for a total of 69 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Raiders included Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow. Agholor caught five passes for a total of 155 yards, while Renfrow contributed with 34 yards from five passes.

Although their team lost the game, the Raiders defense ended the game with three sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with no forced fumbles.

The Dolphins walked away from the game with an improved seasonal record of 10-5. The Raiders on the other hand, dropped to 7-8 for the season.