Dolphins 33

(4-7, 2-4 away)

Raiders 21

(4-7, 2-4 home)

4:05 PM ET, November 27, 2005


1 2 3 4 T
MIA 7 7 9 1033
OAK 0 7 7 721

Top Performers

Passing: G. Frerotte (MIA) - 261 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Jordan (OAK) - 23 CAR, 97 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Chambers (MIA) - 6 REC, 101 YDS

Dolphins end losing streak, shut down Collins, Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Taylor razzed Vonnie Holliday for receiving a freebie sack Taylor is certain should have gone to someone else.

It was over when ...
Olindo Mare kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:15 remaining, giving the Dolphins a 12-point lead and putting the game out of reach for the Raiders.
Game ball goes to ...
The Dolphins' defense, which pressured Oakland QB Kerry Collins all day. Jason Taylor and Vonnie Holliday combined for six of Miami's seven sacks.
ESPN's take ...
Eric Allen I believe the rumblings of Norv Turner being on the hot seat are premature. The Raiders are caught in one of the best divisions in football and played some tough games at the beginning of the season against better teams. They've also had to deal with some injuries to key players like Randy Moss, which would be difficult for any team to overcome. Recently Turner has been able to get a rein on the offensive game plan and has instituted more balance, which makes this team pretty good offensively.
-- Eric Allen

"I think Vonnie's trying to steal it," Taylor kidded.

Not that it mattered much. Miami's two menacing defensive linemen just smiled and settled for three sacks apiece, appreciative of each other's fine work.

The Dolphins' smothering defense put relentless pressure on Kerry Collins to give this frustrated franchise a much-needed morale boost.

Taylor had three of the seven sacks, including a safety, Gus Frerotte threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns and the Dolphins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 33-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

"All in all, when you pressure a quarterback and when you get hits on him and take him out of a rhythm, it's tough for him to get going and their offense to get going," Taylor said.

Ricky Williams broke open for a 34-yard touchdown run with 3:50 to play to help Miami to its sixth straight regular-season victory over the Raiders.

One week after an embarrassing 22-0 defeat to Cleveland, Taylor and company answered first-year coach Nick Saban's call for more spirited play from a Dolphins team (4-7) that had lost six of seven games since starting the season winning two of three.

Collins again tried to rally his team late but failed to hit an open Jerry Porter on a third-and-1 with Oakland down two points and turned the ball over on the Raiders' next two possessions.

After Collins missed Porter, Miami drove the ball 80 yards, getting 56 on the ground from Williams en route to his second touchdown of the season and a nine-point lead.

"Victories have been hard to come by this year," Williams said. "I think when we can, late in the game, stick together and pull one out it's going to help our confidence."

Collins started the fourth quarter with an 18-yard run for the longest TD rushing of his career and spiked the ball in celebration.

"We were sick about that," Holliday said. "Kerry Collins is not the fastest guy, first of all."

The Raiders (4-7) revealed their frustration for a public audience in the waning moments. Defensive tackle Ted Washington was yelling and gesturing toward defensive end Tommy Kelly before Randy Moss stepped in and tried to break up the disagreement.

"Everything's cool," Washington said afterward.

Collins finished 21-for-37 for 226 yards and LaMont Jordan ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns, but the Raiders missed a chance to win back-to-back games for the second time this season. They rallied for an emotional 16-13 victory at Washington last week in coach Norv Turner's reunion with the Redskins, his former employer.

"I don't point fingers," defensive end Bobby Hamilton said. "We won in Washington in a hostile environment. We've got to learn to come back at home and start playing with that same motivation."

Taylor and Holliday handled the bulk of the load for the Dolphins' injury-depleted defense, which was missing linebackers Junior Seau (out for the season with a calf injury) and Zach Thomas (shoulder).

Taylor sacked Collins in the end zone on Oakland's first drive of the second half, and Frerotte threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Randy McMichael late in the third.

The Raiders had a 34-yard touchdown called back because Doug Gabriel stepped out of bounds running a pattern and then came back in to make the catch. But Oakland recovered and Jordan rushed for an 8-yard TD to pull the Raiders to 16-14.

"Let's just call it what it is: We came out flat," Jordan said. "We're not going to the playoffs. It's the first time all year I can say that."

Frerotte, who didn't start last Sunday because of a sprained right index finger but still played, connected on a 44-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Gilmore on Miami's opening drive.

Collins completed long passes to Porter, Alvis Whitted and Moss early in the second quarter during Oakland's first scoring drive, capped by Jordan's 1-yard TD plunge that tied the game at 7.

Ronnie Brown scored on a 1-yard run 32 seconds before halftime to give the Dolphins a 14-7 lead.

The Raiders played without defensive tackle Warren Sapp, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday with a torn right rotator cuff.

Game notes

Miami moved offensive coordinator Scott Linehan down onto the field for the first time this season. "That worked for us," Saban said. ... Oakland punter Shane Lechler extended his streak with a punt of 50 yards or more to 32 games. ... Oakland safety Reggie Tongue tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.

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Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2124
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays6669
Total Yards394305
Yards per play6.04.4
Total Drives1514
Yards per pass
Interceptions thrown
Sacks-Yards Lost
Rushing Attempts
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-30-3
Fumbles lost
Interceptions thrown
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

miaTD12:18Bryan Gilmore, 44 yd pass from Gus Frerotte (Olindo Mare kick is good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 47 yds, 0:54
oakTD9:38LaMont Jordan, 1 yd run (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)
Drive info: 14 plays, 85 yds, 9:24
miaTD0:35Ronnie Brown, 1 yd run (Olindo Mare kick is good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 63 yds, 4:55
Drive info: 1 plays, -2 yds, 0:00
oakTD5:54LaMont Jordan, 8 yd run (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 72 yds, 4:16
miaTD1:58Randy McMichael, 25 yd pass from Gus Frerotte (Olindo Mare kick is good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 83 yds, 6:08
oakTD14:10Kerry Collins, 18 yd run (Sebastian Janikowski kick is good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 43 yds, 12:22
miaTD3:57Ricky Williams, 34 yd run (Olindo Mare kick is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:23
miaFG1:15Olindo Mare 19 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:41