RAIDERS REPORT CARD

Passing offense: Bruce Gradkowski passed for 252 yards. However, two of his passes were intercepted on first-down plays when receivers were covered. He made a nice throw on a 44-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Ford. Grade: D

Running offense: Darren McFadden's first three carries netted minus-8 yards. He finished with only 2 yards on eight carries. Overall, the Raiders rushed for 16 yards on 12 carries. Grade: F

Passing defense: Rolando McClain snuffed out a Dolphins scoring threat with an interception at the 1-yard line. Michael Huff and Walter McFadden allowed long touchdown receptions. Chad Henne passed for 307 yards and had an impressive 100.3 passer rating. Grade: D+

Running defense: The Dolphins amassed 186 yards rushing and used their consistent ground attack to help control the ball for 41 minutes, 38 seconds. Ricky Williams sealed the game with a 45-yard touchdown run. Grade: F

Special Teams: Ford returned the opening kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown. Sebastian Janikowski converted his lone field goal attempt. Davone Bess averaged 20 yards on three punt returns for Miami. Grade: B-

Coaching: Tom Cable's decision to bench Jason Campbell and go with Gradkowski failed to yield the desired results. The Dolphins rebounded from a 7-0 deficit with ease, dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and manhandled the Raiders. Grade: F

-- STEVE CORKRAN


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