Tannehill busts slump in London laugher over Raiders


Embattled quarterback Ryan Tannehill bounced back from a two-game slump to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 38-14 blowout of the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. Our takeaways:

1. Tannehill enjoyed one of the finest afternoons of his three-year career, completing 14 consecutive passes and taking a 146.5 passer rating into halftime. At one point in the third quarter, the Dolphins were averaging 11 yards per throw and seven yards per run against a reeling Raiders defense.

2. The Raiders have lost 10 straight games going back to last season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported last week that it would take a meltdown similar to the Buccaneers' embarrassing Week 3 effort for the Raiders' brass to consider an in-season coaching change. Sunday's game reached that nadir, as the Dolphins scored 38 consecutive points after an impressive opening touchdown drive from Derek Carr. Owner Mark Davis made it clear last offseason that there would be no more excuses for Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie. Among coaches with at least 36 games, only five in NFL history have a worse winning percentage than Allen's .222.

3. The injury that ended Carr's game in the third quarter was announced as a high-ankle sprain and an MCL sprain in his left leg. The Raiders are entering a bye week, but there's no certainty that Carr will be ready to go in Week 6 versus the Chargers. The coaching staff will have to make a decision between Matt McGloin and Matt Schaub if Carr sits out.

4. Mike Wallace looks like a different, more physical player this season. Not to be denied, he lowered his shoulder and broke tackles on his 13-yard touchdown.

5. The Dolphins entered the game second in the NFL with 5.2 yards per carry. The Raiders' defense made Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas look even better on Sunday. Miller could have had a third touchdown, but he fumbled at the goal line.

6. The win could end up as a costly one for Miami if the injuries to left tackle Branden Albert (shoulder) and center Samson Satele (leg) cause them to miss time coming out of the Week 5 bye. Prior to leaving in the fourth quarter, Albert had shut down impressive Raiders rookie Khalil Mack.

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