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Raiders lose to Dolphins 35-13

  • Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) looks back toward Oakland Raiders free safety Michael Huff (24) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (33) while approaching the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI — Field position was so bad Sunday for the Oakland Raiders that touchbacks became cause for celebration.

Pinned deep in their territory to begin almost every series, the Raiders rolled up plenty of yards but still lost to the Miami Dolphins 35-13.

Oakland's Carson Palmer threw for 373 yards, but his team managed only one touchdown.

"You'd like to get better field position," he said. "Days like that, you've got to find ways to score points, and we didn't do that."

The Raiders, under new coach Dennis Allen, are 0-2 for the first time since 2007. His defense came up with no takeaways against the Dolphins and rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.


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