Vegas has the ball coming out of the quarter-end on Miami’s 21-yard line. Miami holds firm twice on the one-yard line, dropping KDrake in the backfield for a loss of yards on third and goal. The Raiders have to settle for another field goal.
So far, this is the Myles Gaskin game many were clamoring for after last week. Gaskin is able to pick up some chunk yards on the ground and then is hit out of the backfield again for another gain of 10 yards. Miami’s offense stalls out quickly after, however, and the Dolphins are forced to punt.
The Raiders take the punt all the way to Miami’s 5-yard line and Carr hits Hunter Renfroe to take the lead. Miami’s offense looks to have cooled off a bit and after a dropped pass by Mike Gesicki, the Dolphins punt again.
The Raiders lead the third drive of perfect balance, getting just about anybody on the offense involved. The Raiders are able to take it down to the red zone and Derek Carr takes it himself in for 6. So far, this isn’t the defense from last week, but it looks like the same offense.
And as if they can hear me viciously typing away, Brissett hits Fuller for a gain of 25 yards through the air and Miami is in Raider territory. After back-to-back completions for big gains to DeVante Parker, Brissett hits Gesicki for a touchdown to keep Miami in it. Vegas runs out the clock on the second quarter.
At the end of the first: Miami 14, Las Vegas 20