And then there was Monday… while the box score might not impress many, the drama of this game was, at times, overwhelming. Derek Carr looked like a man on a mission, putting it in the air for 435 yards and 2 touchdowns. While the Raiders’ defense has been a target for analysts in the last few weeks, they actually managed to make some pretty impressive stops against an injured but still highly talented Raven’s offense. While Travis Kelce was shut down nearly completely by a stifling Las Vegas defense, this opened the door for Hollywood Brown and Sammy Watkins to finally step into their roles as leading receivers. Lamar Jackson led Baltimore in rushing as always, but a fumble early in the 4th quarter led to the Raiders scoring to tie the game at 17. Baltimore answered back with a touchdown only to be matched by the Raiders in the next drive. A 46 yard field goal looked like it would finish off Vegas but the Raiders were able to get the ball into field goal range in a head-spinning 35 seconds.
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