Anybody watching the Baltimore Ravens-Las Vegas Raiders sport on Monday evening bought their cash’s value within the first 60 minutes.
The underdog Raiders fell behind by 14-0, then rallied to go toe-to-toe with the Tremendous Bowl-contending Ravens all evening. Marcus Mariota turned upfield for a 30-yard achieve on a keeper. Derek Carr led three game-tying drives within the fourth quarter alone. And Daniel Carlson kicked a 55-yard subject aim with two seconds left.
Nevertheless it was the additional time that adopted Carlson’s kick that made this sport one to recollect.
The Raiders bought the ball first, and Carr took the staff down the sector once more on a drive that culminated in an obvious profitable landing go to Bryan Edwards. The gang, attending a regular-season sport for the primary time for the reason that staff moved to Las Vegas, celebrated. Some Raiders gamers ran to the locker room. However replay officers judged that Edwards ought to have been dominated down earlier than he crossed the road, and the staff needed to slink again onto the sector.
Nonetheless, the Raiders had first-and-goal on the 1. The sport was certainly virtually over.
Carr’s sneak on first down was a rugby scrum that went nowhere, after which the Raiders managed a false begin. With the ball again on 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. However as Lamar Jackson dropped again to go he was hit by Carl Nassib and fumbled. The Raiders have been again in enterprise.
After a 1-yard run to the Ravens 26, it was nonetheless solely second down. However Coach Jon Gruden despatched out the sector aim staff to win it proper there. Sadly, a few of the staff appeared removed from prepared. The consequence was a delay-of-game penalty.
“Our kicker was warming up within the web; nobody may discover him,” was the startling postgame confession from Gruden.
After the penalty, Gruden determined to convey the Raiders offense out once more. And Carr instantly made everybody overlook the sector aim debacle with a lofted go to a bizarrely wide-open Zay Jones for the landing. Last rating: Raiders 33, Ravens 27.
“I felt like I died and awakened,” Gruden mentioned. “And died once more. I used to be like a cat. I had a number of lives tonight. I don’t like enjoying like that.”
For the Ravens, broadly thought-about Tremendous Bowl contenders this season, it was a close to miss that stung.
The consequence might not persuade anybody that the Raiders, who have been 8-Eight final season, are for actual. However after the sport Gruden noticed the underside line with a quote from the longtime Raiders proprietor Al Davis.
With a smile he mentioned: “It’s like they are saying right here. Simply win child.”