After a 2020 season during which the Las Vegas Adventurers played one wild game after another, their first game of the 2021 season was another roller coaster – this time in front of fans at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for the first time.
Let’s look at some keys to the game:
The raiders are 1-0. The Ravens are 0-1. This is the first time since 2002 that the four AFC West teams have started 1-0.
What this means:
What a great team victory for Jon Gruden’s team. Wild stuff.
Former Raiders backer Latavius Murray, who signed with Baltimore on Friday after an injury glut among Ravens backers, made it a 24-17 game with 6:04 to go in a game that the Raiders had tied 17-17 after trailing 14-0 in the first half. However, the Raiders came back again with a touchdown pass from Derek Carr-Darren Waller to tie the game at 24-24 with just over three minutes to go.
Then a Justin Tucker field goal with 37 seconds was the dagger for Baltimore … but no, the Raiders came back with a few clutch plays from Carr and then kicker Daniel Carlson had a 55 field goal. yards to send the game into overtime. Then Bryan Edwards struck. With a good grip on the third down on the first drive to set up a winning match … but no. A fall from Willie Snead caused an interception to keep this game drunk. Luckily, a huge turnover brought the Raiders to life and Carr hit Zay Jones for a touchdown to ultimately win this game.
Starting right-guard Denzelle Good fell in the first practice of the game with a knee injury. He was replaced by the recent signing of Jermaine Eluemunor, who was a key replacement for the New England Patriots Last year. Good came back at the start of the second trimester, but left.
Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue left late in the game with a hamstring injury, while new Las Vegas defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was taken off the field by cart in the fourth quarter. He was immediately ruled out due to a knee injury. It’s not good.