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Oakland Raiders 14-38 Miami Dolphins

GiveMeSport reports live from Wembley. For the full scoring breakdown, click here: http://gms.to/1091eNG

The Miami Dolphins were good; the Oakland Raiders were bad.

It's a fairly simple scenario and the scoreline reflects what happened at Wembley, as Ryan Tannehill led the Dolphins to victory and moved his side back in contention at 2-2 in the AFC East.

Raiders start fast

The Raiders might have thought things would go their way in the English capital, and as the designated home team they made a great start as Brian Leonhardt reeled in a three-yard pass from Derek Carr.

That's as good as it got until the fourth quarter for the Raiders, as the Dolphins went on to score 38 unanswered points thanks to an offence that mixed the run and pass well. The Raiders offence also offered some help with interceptions and turnovers.

A Caleb Sturgis field goal got Miami on the board in the first quarter, and Mike Wallace then fought for extra yards at the start of the second to give the Dolphins their first lead of the day.

Miller time

They wouldn't lose it, with Lamar Miller - who fumbled on the goal line in the third quarter - going over for his first score of the night.

Tannehill would next connect with Dion Simms for an 18-yard touchdown to complete a 90-yard drive, and that made it 24-7 at the break.

The Raiders appeared to catch a break in the third quarter with the aforementioned Miller fumble, but Carr turned the ball over a couple of plays later and Miller didn't make the same mistake again from a yard out.

Horror snap

A horrendous snap from the Raiders centre then allowed the Dolphins to walk in another score, with Cortland Finnegan the beneficiary, and that was the signal to bring in the starters with the game over.

It was the Raiders who added the only fourth quarter score as Matt McGloin, replacing the injured Carr, connected with Andre Holmes to cap a 90-yard drive - a rare highlight for the Raiders who are now 0-4 for the season.

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