cleveland cleveland.com 27 Dec, 2020 13:15 am

Miami Dolphins stun Las Vegas Raiders with last-second comeback, 25-23; maintain control of playoff fate

Miami Dolphins stun Las Vegas Raiders with last-second comeback,  25-23; maintain control of playoff fate
Dolphins remain in control of playoff fate -- with the help of multiple Las Vegas mistakes in final 19 seconds.

LAS VEGAS — Ryan Fitzpatrick completed a 41-yard pass to Mack Hollins while being dragged down by the facemask and the Miami Dolphins moved one step closer to a playoff berth when Jason Sanders’ 44-yard field goal with a second remaining gave them a 26-25 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night.The penalty moved the ball down to the Las Vegas 26, setting up Sanders’ winning kick.Las Vegas then ran out most of the clock, but not enough.After setting an NFL record for tight ends with 425 yards receiving the past three games, Las Vegas’ Darren Waller delivered once again for the Raiders.

The Raiders (7-8) chose to run down the clock for a go-ahead field goal instead of trying for a touchdown with Josh Jacobs going down on purpose at the 1-yard line and Derek Carr taking a knee to set up Daniel Carlson’s 22-yard field goal with 19 seconds left.Fitzpatrick completed two long passes to Mike Gesicki before the drive stalled and the Dolphins settled for a game-tying 22-yard field goal from Sanders.

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