FROM THE GAME

Here's some news and notes from the Dolphins' 23-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders, starting with left guard Jamie Nails' injury.

--The Dolphins sustained a big blow along the offensive line when it was learned that Nails sustained a torn Achilles tendon late in the fourth quarter of the victory over the Raiders.

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.


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