Tyreek Hill returns as Dolphins lead Raiders 14-13 at halftime
Raiders and Dolphins put on a show in Miami, with the home team leading 14-13 at halftime. Fumbles, injuries, and big plays.
The Raiders and Dolphins delivered an action-packed first half in Miami, with the home team holding a narrow 14-13 lead at halftime.
Miami's two fumbles played a crucial role in keeping Las Vegas in the game. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's early fumble resulted in a field goal for the Raiders. Then, tight end Julian Hill's fumble in Miami territory allowed the Raiders to add another field goal, reducing Miami's lead to just one point.
Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill sustained a hand injury when he was tackled short of the first down on fourth-and-1, but he returned to the game later in the second quarter. However, running back De'Von Achane suffered a knee injury and has not returned to the field.
Hill made a significant contribution to Miami's offense, catching a 38-yard touchdown from Tagovailoa late in the first quarter. The Raiders responded with a strong play, as Davante Adams caught a 46-yard touchdown, giving Las Vegas a 10-3 lead.
Salvon Ahmed's 11-yard touchdown reception put the Dolphins ahead 14-0, but Julian Hill's fumble allowed Daniel Carlson to bring the score to 14-13 with a 47-yard field goal.
Tagovailoa has completed 19 of 21 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns, while Raheem Mostert has rushed for 43 yards on nine carries. Tyreek Hill has been a key target, catching all seven of his passes for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Despite having only five first downs, the Raiders have capitalized on the extra possessions, leading 2-0 in the turnover margin. Aidan O'Connell has completed 10 of 14 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown, and Josh Jacobs has rushed for just 27 yards on eight carries. Adams has made five catches for 56 yards, including a touchdown.
As the Dolphins prepare to receive the second-half kickoff, the game promises to continue its high level of excitement and competitiveness.