Once again the Miami Dolphins saved their best for last.
Dan Carpenter nailed a 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to cap a 61-yard drive, and the Dolphins earned their fourth consecutive victory Sunday, beating woeful Oakland 17-15.
The Dolphins have been good closers all season, outscoring opponents 59-39 in fourth quarter.
Johnnie Lee Higgins scored on a 93-yard punt return with 4:30 left to give the Raiders their first lead, but Miami shook off the stunning score. Chad Pennington moved the Dolphins downfield in 10 plays, completing a 7-yard pass on fourth-and-5 to Ted Ginn Jr. to keep the drive alive.
With the win, the Dolphins (6-4) set up a showdown at home next Sunday against AFC East rival New England.
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