Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Week 17 review: Studs and Duds
The Las Vegas Raiders dramatically beat the Denver Broncos, here are the studs and duds from the Week 17 victory.
The Las Vegas Raiders can never seem to play a normal game, and in Week 17 against the Denver Broncos, there was no exception. In a series of events that was eerily similar to the 2019 season finale, the Raiders were down by seven to the Broncos late in the game and needed a score and PAT to tie or a two-point conversation to take the lead.
Just like the 2019 game, the Raiders drove down the field and punched it in for a touchdown, but unlike last year, where Shelby Harris knocked down Derek Carr’s pass to end the game, Carr completed the conversion to Darren Waller and the game was all but over. There was of course some added drama because this is the 2020 Raiders we are talking about,t but in the end, the Raiders came out victorious.
This win puts the Raiders record at 8-8, which gives them their first non-losing season since 2016, and just the team’s fourth since the 2002 Super Bowl runner-up season. That in itself is an achievement, but this team still fell short of the expectations that Raider Nation and the organization itself set for their debut season in Las Vegas.
With the final game of the 2020 season behind us, let’s take a look back at the studs and duds from a dramatic victory that clinched a non-losing season for the Las Vegas Raiders.