The Miami Dolphins beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday 20-13, as the Dolphins defense shut out the Raiders in the second half.
While Vic Fangio’s unit continued to shine after their game against the Kansas City Chiefs before the bye week, the offense struggled and only managed six points in the second half against the Raiders.
Miami is now 7-3 and is headed to MetLife to play the New York Jets next.
But, before the quick turnaround, we took time to grade every position group from the Dolphins’ win, from quarterback to special teams.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was nearly perfect in the first half, as he led the offense to two touchdowns with 325 yards passing. However, he threw an interception and lost a fumble on a third-down scramble.
Tagovailoa’s biggest play came on a pass that he connected with his favorite wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, for a 38-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
The Dolphins had trouble finding success on the ground throughout this game.
Raheem Mostert rushed 22 times for 86 yards, and unfortunately, De’Von Achane got injured after just two touches in the first half.
Salvon Ahmed provided a spark in his absence, recording three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown.
Fullback Alec Ingold also brought in three catches for 16 yards.
Tyreek Hill returned from the bye with 10 catches on 11 targets for 146 yards and a touchdown. He also went to the locker room during the first half due to a wrist injury, but he was able to return.
Jaylen Waddle did most of his work during the drive when Hill was injured, as he finished with four catches for 55 yards.
Robbie Chosen had two catches for 39 yards, and Cedrick Wilson Jr. had three for 23 yards.
Julian Hill was the only tight end to record a catch, which went for 10 yards. However, he also fumbled on that lone attempt.
The offensive line had a hard time giving the Dolphins a positive rushing game, as they averaged 3.5 yards per carry on 28 total rush attempts.
The group up front had a solid day in pass protection, especially considering they played against star pass rusher Maxx Crosby. On the day, they only gave up one…