The invaders did not want to register a late landing. The dolphins wanted them.
Although the descent from the invaders would have given the dolphins more time, the dolphins also had to score a relegation to win or perhaps a draw (if Las Vegas had gone for two and made it). By setting time and taking a field goal that gave the Raiders the lead 25-23, Miami had less time but only needed three points to win.
On Saturday night, Riders coach John Groden said he had no regrets about trying not to score a relegation. Dolphin coach Brian Flores confirmed, on Sunday, his team Try to let the invaders score a goal.
It can be said that both were wrong in their assessment of the situation. As noted by MDS, the defense of the end zone is Always easier to defend.
While running backwards Josh Jacobs Doing the clever and selfless thing by sitting on one of them to finish a play that started at 1:50 and timed out in Miami, the Raiders should have attempted to score a landing in the play that started at 1:05 on the clock. The dolphins should have tried to stop them.
The result clearly supports the idea that the Raiders had to try to score a touchdown, as the field goal opened the door to a Miami win. The dolphins’ ability to enter a range of 19 seconds left a limit on the miracle class. However, it is always best to defend the finish zone when the opponent gets the ball about a minute before the end and has no time out.
It doesn’t take much effort (or time) to reach the goal range, as Dolphins demonstrated last night. It takes a lot to get to the end zone. Unless Greg Williams calls the opponent’s defense.