Raiders fall to Dolphins 34-14 on Sunday

Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks to pass under pressure by Miami Dolphins defensive end Randy Starks (94) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Miami , Fla. (AP Photo/Hans Deryk)

December 4, 2011 1:31:07 PM PST
Reggie Bush rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown and the once-woeful Miami Dolphins won for the fourth time in the past five games Sunday by beating Oakland 34-14.

Matt Moore had a hand in two TDs for Miami, and Kevin Burnett returned an interception 34 yards for a score.

The surge by the Dolphins (4-8) comes after they lost their first seven games. In the past five games they've outscored opponents 139-54, with the lone loss a one-point defeat at Dallas on Thanksgiving.

For the Raiders (7-5), who began the day leading the AFC West, the drubbing ended a three-game winning streak. They fell to 6-25 in regular-season games in the Eastern Time Zone since December 2002.

The Dolphins put the game away with a 21-point third quarter.

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