By Steve Corkran
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 12:29 pm in Oakland Raiders.
After three more punts between the Raiders and Dolphins, the Dolphins finally took advantage of the short field they have been playing with for most of the game.
A punt return gave the Dolphins the ball at the Raiders 44-yard line early in the third quarter. Four plays later, the Dolphins faced a third-and-one from the Raiders 23.
Running back Reggie Bush bounced off a tackle attempt by Tyvon Branch at the line of scrimmage, then ran through tackle attempts by safety Michael Huff and Shawntae Spencer on his way to a touchdown that gave the Dolphins a 14-10 lead.
The Raiders responded with a drive that reached near midfield. Shane Lechler was called on to punt for the seventh time three plays later.
Three plays later, it was Bush again. This time, he got to the left sideline, turned the corner and outraced Tyvon Branch, Michael Huff and Joselio Hanson for a 65-yard touchdown.
The Raiders closed out the quarter with a promising drive that has reached the Dolphins 10-yard line, thanks in part to a long punt return by Phillip Adams.
The Raiders have a third-and-four from the 10 to start the fourth quarter. Denarius Moore is out right now with cramps.