LAS VEGAS — In front of a delirious Allegiant Stadium crowd of 61,756 — and in the first regular-season NFL game played in front of fans in the city’s history — the Las Vegas Raiders came back from an early, two-touchdown deficit to pull out a 33-27 win in overtime over Baltimore on Monday Night Football. It was a wild overtime period, with the Raiders thinking they had won on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Bryan Edwards, who was instead ruled to have been down inside the 1-yard line. Carr was then stuffed on a sneak. And a false start penalty on first-round pick Alex Leatherwood at right tackle was followed by Carr’s pass to Willie Snead IV bouncing off him and into the end zone for an interception by Anthony Averett. On the ensuing Ravens drive,Carl Nassib‘s strip sack of Lamar Jackson and Darius Philon‘s recovery at Baltimore’s 27-yard line set up Carr’s game-winning 31-yard pass to Zay Jones with 3:38 remaining in the extra period. After a slow start, Carr finished with 435 yards passing and two TDs with the interception in completing 34 of 56 attempts, tied for the third-most passes in a game in his career. With the Raiders’ victory, every team in the AFC West and the NFC West is 1-0. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, there has never been a week since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger when multiple divisions saw all of its teams win.
Raiders knock off Ravens in OT
Sep 14, 2021