The Oakland Raiders fell to 0-4 after a 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins (2-2) at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Sunday.
The Raiders were off to a fast start after an opening drive totaling 10 plays for 74 yards ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to tight end Brian Leonhardt, giving Oakland an early 7-0 lead.
Miami recovered quickly and with 38 unanswered points including two touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Tannehill and two from running back Lamar Miller.
Tannehill completed 14 straight passes at one point in the first half.
Miami’s defensive back Courtland Finnegan got in on the scoring action as well with a 50- yard touchdown on a fumble recovery.
After an injury to Carr around midway through the third quarter, Raiders backup Matt McGloin entered the game. After completing a 1-yard pass to running back Darren McFadden, center Stephen Wisniewski sailed a shotgun snap past McGloin and Finnegan scooped it up and ran it in for the touchdown.
Carr’s injury came on an 8-yard scramble where he seemed to hurt his left knee and ankle. The rookie QB did not return.
The Raiders offense went silent after their first touchdown, going three-and-out on three consecutive drives in the second quarter.
The Dolphins first score was a 38-yard field goal by Caleb Sturges in the first quarter making it 7-3.
Miami’s first touchdown was a 13-yard pass from Tannehill to receiver Mike Wallace to put them up 10-7. Tight end Dion Sims was the beneficiary of Tannehill’s second touchdown pass from 18 yards out.
Tannehill finished the day completing 23 of 31 passes for two touchdowns and one interception.
Miller’s scores came via a 9-yard run in the second quarter and 1- yard rush in the third.
The Raiders managed a 22-yard touchdown pass from McGloin to Andre Holmes with 8:36 remaining in the game to push the final score to 31-14.
Matt McGloin was the Raiders’ backup quarterback today instead of Matt Schaub. The veteran has missed the last two games due to personal reasons.
This loss to Miami was Oakland’s 10th straight defeat dating back to the 2013 season.
The Raiders are off to their worst start since 2006 when they started the season 0-5.
Oakland has a bye next week and will return home to play the San Diego Chargers on October 12.