Defense helps Miami Dolphins overcome early mistakes in victory over the Raiders

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Miami Herald

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins weren’t sharp on offense by any stretch coming out of their bye week. Their defense, however, made sure it wouldn’t result in a costly defeat. Despite committing three turnovers, the Dolphins kept themselves in a good position near the top of the AFC standings following a 20-13 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins are 7-3 in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2000-01 and have now won 17 of their past 19 at home, which is their best stretch since winning 23 of 25 at the Orange Bowl from Oct. 30, 1983 …

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