Ryan Fitzpatrick completed a 41-yard pass with Mack Hollins , whileholdingon to the mask, and the Miami Dolphins set foot in the Playoffs on Saturday, beating the Raiders 26-25 .
Miami’s victory was doomed with a 44-yard field goal by Jason Sanders , with one second left in the game.
The Raiders (7-8) preferred to consume time and convert the field goal that gave them the advantage, instead of looking for a touchdown. Josh Jacobs dropped at the 1-yard line and Derek Carr dropped to one knee, before Daniel Carlson hit the 22-yard field goal, with 19 seconds remaining.
However, the Dolphins showed their magic in the last series. Fitzpatrick threw the deep pass to Hollins, as he was brought down by Arden Key improperly.
The penalty moved the ball to the Las Vegas 26-yard line , setting the table for Sanders’ field goal.
Betting favorites Miami Dolphins -3. Miami is fighting for its life in the playoffs, as the Dolphins rank seventh in the AFC, one game behind Tennessee, Cleveland and Indianapolis for a wild-card spot. The Dolphins also have one of the best defenses in the NFL allowing just 18.4 points per game, which is second best. Las Vegas is out of playoff contention and will start with backup quarterback Marcus Mariota in place of the injured Derek Carr.
The Miami Dolphins can’t make a mistake if they want to get their playoff ticket, the Las Vegas Raiders, who have lost four of their last five games and have only a 2 percent chance of reaching the postseason with a record of 7-7.