Anyone watching the Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders recreation on Monday evening acquired their cash’s value in the first 60 minutes.
The underdog Raiders fell behind by 14-Zero, then rallied to go toe-to-toe with the Super Bowl-contending Ravens all evening. Marcus Mariota turned upfield for a 30-yard acquire on a keeper. Derek Carr led three game-tying drives in the fourth quarter alone. And Daniel Carlson kicked a 55-yard area aim with two seconds left.
But it was the time beyond regulation that adopted Carlson’s kick that made this recreation one to bear in mind.
The Raiders acquired the ball first, and Carr took the group down the area once more on a drive that culminated in an obvious profitable landing go to Bryan Edwards. The crowd, attending a regular-season recreation for the first time since the group moved to Las Vegas, celebrated. Some Raiders gamers ran to the locker room. But replay officers judged that Edwards ought to have been dominated down earlier than he crossed the line, and the group had to slink again onto the area.
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Still, the Raiders had first-and-goal at the 1. The recreation was certainly nearly over.
Carr’s sneak on first down become a rugby scrum that went nowhere, after which the Raiders managed a false begin. With the ball again at the 5, Carr tried a go, however it bounced off the helmet of the Ravens’ DeShon Elliott, took a wild carom and was intercepted by Anthony Averett.
Now the Ravens had their shot. But as Lamar Jackson dropped again to go he was hit by Carl Nassib and fumbled. The Raiders had been again in enterprise.
After a 1-yard run to the Ravens 26, it was nonetheless solely second down. But Coach Jon Gruden despatched out the area aim group to win it proper there. Unfortunately, a few of the group appeared removed from prepared. The outcome was a delay-of-game penalty.
“Our kicker was warming up in the net; no one could find him,” was the startling postgame confession from Gruden.
After the penalty, Gruden determined to deliver the Raiders offense out once more. And Carr instantly made everybody neglect the area aim debacle with a lofted go to a bizarrely wide-open Zay Jones for the landing. Final rating: Raiders 33, Ravens 27.
“I felt like I died and woke up,” Gruden stated. “And died again. I was like a cat. I had multiple lives tonight. I don’t like playing like that”
For the Ravens, extensively thought of Super Bowl contenders this season, it was a close to miss that stung.
“That loss hurt, definitely,” Jackson stated. “That game could have gone any way tonight.” The Ravens had not blown a 14-point lead since 2004.
The outcome might not persuade anybody that the Raiders, who had been Eight-Eight final season, are for actual. But after the recreation Gruden noticed the backside line with a quote from the longtime Raiders proprietor Al Davis.
With a smile he stated: “It’s like they say here. Just win baby.”