Dolphins-Raiders Postgame Notes

Posted Sep 16, 2012

Get all the notes and milestones from today's home opening win over the Raiders.

• Today’s paid attendance was 54,245.

• WR Davone Bess, P Brandon Fields and DT Randy Starks served as today’s game captains.

• Head Coach Joe Philbin recorded his first win as a head coach and first victory at the team’s head coach. · Miami increased their lead in the season series against Oakland to 20-15. Miami’s 22 point win was the largest margin of victory by the Dolphins in the season series. The previous high was 19 points (Dolphins 33, Raiders 14, 12/4/11 at Sun Life Stadium).

• Today was Miami’s first home opener win since a 34-10 victory on September 11, 2005 vs. Denver. Miami improved to 32-14-1 in home openers.

• Miami’s 35 points were tied for the fifth highest total for the Dolphins in a home opener in team history.

• The Miami Dolphins scored a touchdown on their opening drive of today’s game vs. Oakland. It marks the first opening drive touchdown since November 20, 2011 when TE Anthony Fasano caught a 1-yard QB Matt Moore touchdown pass vs. Buffalo Bills. It was the second straight game at Sun Life Stadium that the Dolphins had ended their opening drive with a score, on January 1, 2012, K Dan Carpenter connected on a 44-yard field goal to cap off the opening drive against the New York Jets.

• QB Ryan Tannehill’s rushing touchdown marked the second consecutive year that the Dolphins have scored on their opening drive of the home opener with a rushing score by the quarterback. In 2011, the Dolphins capped their opening drive with a 9-yard touchdown run by QB Chad Henne on Monday, September 12, 2011 against the New England Patriots.

• QB Ryan Tannehill threw his first career touchdown pass to TE Anthony Fasano in the fourth quarter vs. Oakland.

• QB Ryan Tannehill had a rush for 13 yards vs. Oakland. It was the longest rush of his career.

• QB Ryan Tannehill had his first career rushing touchdown on a two-yard run vs. Oakland. It was the first time that a Dolphins rookie quarterback rushed for a score since December 30, 2007 when QB John Beck had a two yard run vs. Cincinnati.

• WR Brian Hartline set career highs in both receptions (nine) and receiving yards (111) vs. Oakland. It was also Hartline’s first game of 100 or more yards receiving.

• With his nine-yard reception early in the second quarter, WR Brian Hartline tied his career-high for receptions in the first half with four.

• RB Reggie Bush had 172 rushing yards vs. Oakland, the second highest total in his career. Bush also recorded his seventh career 100 plus yard rushing game. This was also the fifth 100 plus yard rushing games for Bush in his last six contests.

• With his 65 yard rushing score vs. Oakland, RB Reggie Bush became the only player in Dolphins history with a pair of 65 yard rushing touchdowns against Oakland. He joins RB Mercury Morris as the only player in team history with two rushes of 65 yards or more. Bush also had a 76-yard touchdown run at Buffalo on December 18, 2011.

• With 197 total yards vs. Oakland, RB Reggie Bush went over 100 yards of total offense for the sixth consecutive game. Bush has amassed over 90 total yards in 10 of his 17 games as a Dolphin.

• RB Reggie Bush had the most rushing yards in team history vs. Oakland with 172 yards.

• RB Reggie Bush had two rushing touchdowns vs. Oakland. It was the fourth multi-rushing touchdown game in his career and second as a member of the Miami Dolphins.

• RB Reggie Bush’s 6.6 yard rushing average vs. Oakland was the second highest in his career (minimum 20 carries).

• RB Lamar Miller had his first career rush vs. Oakland, a five yarder in the first quarter. He finished the game with 10 carries for 65 yards. The rookie from the University of Miami also notched his first career touchdown on a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter. The last Dolphins rookie to have a rushing touchdown was RB Ronnie Brown who scored on a one-yard run at Oakland on November 27, 2005.

• Miami’s defense did not allow a rusher to go over 100 yards for the 16th consecutive game. It is Miami’s longest streak since not allowing a 100-yard rusher in 20 straight games from 2002-03.

• Miami’s defense allowed on 23 yards on the ground vs. Oakland. The 23 rushing yards were the sixth fewest that the Dolphins have allowed in team history.

• S Reshad Jones recorded his third career interception when he picked off Raiders QB Palmer Carson vs. Oakland. Jones has recorded one interception in each of his first three seasons with the team.

• K Dan Carpenter notched his first career punt in the first quarter at Oakland. K Olindo Mare was the last player that wasn’t a punter to punt the ball. He had an eight yard punt on October 16, 2005 at Tampa Bay.

• Miami Dolphins Injuries Reported in Press Box
Richard Marshall, Back, Questionable (3rd Quarter)

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