Nails, who might have been on his way to a Pro Bowl invitation, figures to be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Seth McKinney.
-- The Dolphins inactives for the Oakland game were CB Omare Lowe, CB Paul Miranda, RB Leonard Henry, RB Robert Edwards, LB Justin Seaverns, T Greg Jerman and DT Dario Romero. Sage Rosenfels again served as the third quarter.
-- Jason Taylor wasted little setting a franchise record with a sack in a seventh consecutive game, as he brought down Rich Gannon on the second offensive snap of the game.
Taylor had shared the record with himself (2002) and Doug Betters (1983).
-- As dominant as the Dolphins defense was, it did benefit from a couple of key drops by Raiders receivers, with Charlie Garner dropping a third-down pass and Tim Brown dropping a potential TD catch.
-- Tackle Mark Dixon had a bad series in the first half, getting flagged for a false start and then getting beaten for a sack a few plays later.
-- Punt returner Robert Baker made a horrible play in the first quarter when he lost track of where he was on the field and wound up catching a long Oakland punt inside the Dolphins end zone.
After hesitating for a second, Baker decided to try to bring it out and wound up getting tackled out of bounds at the Dolphins 8-yard line.
-- The Dolphins' 97-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was their longest, in terms of yards, since a 99-yard drive against the New York way back in September of 1989.