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Dolphins at Raiders
Sept. 28
10 a.m. (Pacific)
TV: CBS



THE SKINNY:
Oakland (0-3) plays Miami (1-2) in the first of three games of the 2014 NFL International Series at London's Wembly Stadium. The Raiders seek to avoid their first 0-4 start since the 2006 season, when they dropped their opening five contests en route to a 2-14 record. The Dolphins have lost two straight after beating the Patriots in Week 1. Oakland has dropped nine straight regular-season games. Miami is 10-1 in its past 11 games against Oakland.

LAST WEEK:
Oakland lost 16-9 to the host New England Patriots; Miami lost 34-15 to the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

KEY MATCHUPS:
QB Derek Carr vs. Dolphins pass defense — Winless in three starts, Carr has completed 63.0 percent of 108 passes for 588 yards with three TDs and three INTs. Miami is seventh against the pass, allowing 198.7 yards per game.

Raiders run defense vs. Dolphins running game — Miami is averaging 5.2 yards per rush, second best in the NFL. The Raiders allowed 76 rushing yards to the Patriots after surrendering 400 yards in the season's first two games. The Dolphins rank seventh in rush offense (137.3 yards per game) while the Raiders are 31st against the run (158.7).

QB Ryan Tannehill vs. Raiders pass defense — Tannehill has completed 56.5 percent of 124 passes for 624 yards with four TDs and two INTs. He ranks 29th in passer rating at 74.1. Oakland ranks fourth against the pass, allowing 183.3 yards per game.

STATS OF THE WEEK:
In the Dolphins' past six games over two seasons, Miami has beaten the AFC East champion Patriots twice while losing to four opponents (Bills twice, Jets, Chiefs) by a combined score of 102-32.


The Raiders are last in the NFL in scoring with 37 points (12.3 average) in three games. The Dolphins are 24th with 58 points (19.3), with only one TD in each of their past two games.
Oakland has no forced turnovers the past two games, and it has only two turnovers for the season.

LAST MEETING:
Reggie Bush rushes for 172 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami to a 35-13 victory over visiting Oakland at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Sept. 16, 2012. The Raiders surrender 263 rushing yards a week after allowing only 32 rushing yards against San Diego in their season opener.

RIVALRY REWIND:
Tory James returns a Jay Fielder interception 90 yards for a touchdown to propel host Oakland to a 27-0 victory over Miami in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Jan. 6, 2001.

RECENT HISTORY:
The Raiders have lost four straight games to the Dolphins and 10 of 11. The Raiders lead the series 16-15-1, including 2-1 postseason.

DID YOU KNOW?:
The Raiders lost 17-10 to the New Orleans Saints in a 1990 exhibition game in London. The Dolphins lost 13-10 to the New York Giants in 2007 in the first game of the NFL International Series.


Miami defensive end Cameron Wake needs 3.5 sacks to surpass former Raider Trace Armstrong for third place on the Dolphins franchise list. Wake has 53.5 career sacks since entering the league in the 2009 season.

OPENING LINE:
Dolphins by 4

Updated: 09-25-2014

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