Bush's biggest day spurs Dolphin rout
MIAMI — Reggie Bush happily hurled the ball into the stands as he skipped across the end zone grass, then matched the crowd's cheers with a scream of his own.
The Dolphins had a home opener worth celebrating for a change.
Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 26 carries, and Miami won a home opener for the first time since 2005, routing the Raiders.
Ryan Tannehill threw his first NFL touchdown pass, ran for another and avoided turnovers.
Bush broke four tackles on a 23-yard touchdown run that put the Dolphins ahead to stay in the third quarter. After they forced a punt, Bush struck again, this time on a 65-yard scoring run. Miami went no-huddle most of the game and had TD drives of 80, 80 and 75 yards in the final 20 minutes.
"We felt our tempo would be a key," Bush said after Miami outrushed Oakland 259-23. "We pressed that tempo and felt like we wore them down and just continued to pound the ball."