The Las Vegas Raiders got a shocking win against Pittsburgh in Week 2, and we look at three surprises from the 26-17 victory inside Heinz Field.
According to the betting odds, there were more than a few surprises in this game, especially considering the Pittsburgh Steelers were heavily favored to overcome the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 2. Coming off a strong victory against Buffalo in Week 1, the Steelers looked like a team to beat in the AFC, but the Raiders proved to be too much for them on the road.
For the majority of the contest, the Raiders (2-0) were in a tense battle with the stout defense of the Steelers (1-1). A lot can be said for the Steelers losing star linebacker T.J. Watt early in the contest, but nevertheless, it was a game with plenty of injuries all-around, as it is not like the Raiders were healthy at all.
In the end, the Raiders overcame the Steelers 26-17, and several factors were key to victory in this one, as some were expected, but others were a big surprise. It seems like the Raiders are a much better team on both sides of the ball in 2021, but they surprised teams early on in 2020, so there is a lot of work left to do.
Here, we look at three big surprises from the victory on Sunday.