London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – If Ryan Tannehill’s status as Miami’s
quarterback was questioned this week, he came up with some answers for head
coach Joe Philbin as the Dolphins rolled to a 38-14 victory over the Oakland
Raiders Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Philbin wouldn’t officially commit to Tannehill as the team’s starter during
the week, as the Dolphins (2-2) followed up a stirring season-opening win
against New England with subpar efforts in losses to Buffalo and Kansas City.
Tannehill’s performance on Sunday should quiet any rumors of backup Matt Moore
taking over. Miami’s first-round pick in 2012 completed 14 straight passes at
one point Sunday, finishing the contest 23-of-31 for 278 yards with a pair of
touchdowns and an interception on a deflected pass.
Lamar Miller ran for 64 yards with two touchdowns and the Miami defense was
brilliant after allowing a touchdown on Oakland’s first series.
Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr completed 16-of-25 passes for 146 yards
with a touchdown and an interception before exiting the contest in the third
quarter with a knee injury.
Matt McGloin took over and threw for 129 yards with a touchdown and two picks
as the Raiders (0-4) suffered their 10th straight defeat dating back to last
Oakland is winless after four games for the first time since an 0-5 start in
2006, and head coach Dennis Allen’s job security will likely be a topic of
discussion in the Bay Area on the team’s upcoming bye week.