Not only was Miami sound and efficient on offense, but it was solid on the defensive side as well. The defensive line put constant pressure on Carson Palmer, and the running game came alive.
Ryan Tannehill got his first win as a Miami Dolphin after throwing for a touchdown as well as rushing for another. He looked poised when things weren't going his way, allowing for a big second half offensively.
Reggie Bush was the storyline as he shredded the Raiders' defense throughout the game, helping Miami win its first home opener since 2005.
After a demoralizing loss last week against the Houston Texans, the Dolphins bounced back nicely and earned a convincing win.
Let's take a look at some of the things we learned from Miami's victory.