Another New York Jets loss but this one was rather competitive. The Las Vegas Raiders outlasted the Jets in the final five seconds with a 46-yard touchdown reception from rookie Henry Ruggs. It’s funny because the Jets considered taking Ruggs at 11th overall in this year’s draft.
Jets And Raiders Share Touchdowns In The First Quarter
The Jets would open the first quarter with the ball. The Jets’ offense opened red-hot, moving the ball downfield rapidly. It only took 12 plays and 74 yards for Gang Green to punch it in. To end the drive, Jamison Crowder hauled in a three-yard touchdown pass from Sam Darnold to give the Jets an early lead. 7-0 Jets.
Then, the Jets went three-and-out.
The Raiders powered their offense downfield at a faster pace. The drive lasted seven plays and used up 74 yards. Las Vegas tied the game with a nine-yard touchdown reception from tight end Darren Waller.
Vegas Steems Ahead And Take Lead At Halftime
The Jets felt motivated after a Las Vegas touchdown. New York’s offense moved the ball downfield considerably well once again. On seven plays and 69 yards, the Jets scored on a six-yard touchdown reception from Jamison Crowder. Sergio Castillo missed the extra point. 13-7 Jets
Las Vegas would punt on their next drive.
After that, the Raiders drove into Jets territory and kicked a field goal to make it a three-point game. 13-10 Jets.
After surrendering a field goal, the Jets turned the ball over again with an interception made by Trayvon Mullen.
The Raiders converted off of the turnover with a 38-yard touchdown reception from Darren Waller. 17-13 Raiders.
Then, the Jets turned over the ball again on another Clelin Ferrell forced fumble.
The scoring stalled for the remainder of the half.
Raiders Score Lone Touchdown In Third Quarter
The Raiders opened the second half with the ball and they wasted no time. On a 13 play, 75-yard drive, Las Vegas scored on a two-yard touchdown run from Derek Carr. 24-13 Raiders
Next, each team went three-and-out twice.
Raiders Fall Behind, Then Come Away Victorious On Miraculous Play To Beat Jets
The Jets opened the fourth quarter with the ball. Wasting no time, the offense began to move the ball consistently. Led by a dominant run game, the Jets scored on a four-yard touchdown run from Sam Darnold.
The Jets then converted on a two-point conversion to make it a three-point game. 24-21 Raiders.
After Las Vegas turned the ball over on the next drive, the Jets exerted their execution with excellent momentum. The drive ended on a one-yard touchdown run from Ty Johnson to give the Jets the lead. 28-24 Jets
With intense pressure on them, the Raiders drove downfield but couldn’t convert on fourth down from the opposing nine-yard line.
You’d think the Jets would seal the deal? Ultimately, that wasn’t the case.
The Las Vegas Raiders got the ball back with 35 seconds left on the clock. Near midfield, a miracle happened. Or was it plain stupidity? On what would be the game-winning play, the Jets ran an all-out blitz, leaving just three defensive backs near the end zone. One on one, rookie Henry Ruggs hauled in a 46-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to win the game.
For Jets fans, the tank seems to be saved for now.