Three takeaways from the Raiders’ 26-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night at Allegiant Stadium:
1. Situational football is the difference
The talent level throughout the NFL is so close that many games come down to which teams handle situational football best.
The Raiders and Dolphins were both at their best and worst in such situations Saturday, with four lead changes in the final 3:37 a combination of great offensive plays and defensive mistakes.
Ultimately, it came down to the Raiders in position to secure a 25-23 win, only to see them fail to keep the Dolphins, who had only 19 seconds to work with, out of field goal range.