The Las Vegas Raiders beat the Baltimore Ravens in an overtime thriller on Monday Night Football 33-27, and there were certainly surprises.
What a game by the Las Vegas Raiders to open up the 2021 football season, beating the Baltimore Ravens in overtime seemingly twice, after their first touchdown was ruled down at the one-yard line. The Raiders got the ball to start overtime and marched down the field when Carr connected with second-year receiver Bryan Edwards for what both teams thought was a game-winning touchdown.
But after the replay showed Edwards was down at the one-yard line, the Raiders almost gave the game away when Carr was stuffed on the next play, then Alex Leatherwood false-started, and finally a pass from Carr that went through Willie Snead’s ended up being an interception.
Luckily, on the next Ravens drive, Carl Nassib forced a fumble on Lamar Jackson, his second fumble of the night, and it was recovered by Darius Philon within field goal range for Daniel Carlson. Carlson came in to kick the game-winning field goal, but after a delay of game, the offense came back on the field, and Carr hit Zay Jones for the game-winning touchdown.
This game had a few negatives and many positives, but the rest of this article will include the three surprises that caught my eye from this game.