It was over when...
Daunte Culpepper scored his second rushing touchdown of the day, scrambling left for 5 yards and lunging into the pylon to give the Raiders a 21-10 third-quarter lead. Afterwards, Culpeppper pointed to his surgically repaired knee and gave the "OK" signal to the Miami crowd.
Culpepper said before the game that he wanted to make smart plays against his former team, and that's just what he did. He only managed 75 yards through the air on 5-of-12 passing, but he did not throw an interception and scored his first touchdown as a Raider on a 7-yard pass to Jerry Porter. He later completed a second touchdown pass -- a 27-yarder -- to Porter. What Culpepper didn't accomplish through the air, he did with his feet, scoring three rushing touchdowns.
The game was initially delayed thirty minutes due to lightning. ... Raiders RB Lamont Jordan was carted off the field in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury. ...Miami LB Zach Thomas did not play for the second consecutive week. His replacement, Channing Crowder, left the game in the first half with an undisclosed injury.