After a traumatic week for the Las Vegas Raiders, they fall to 5-3 after a 23-16 loss on the road to the New York Giants. Here are the Studs and Duds.
The Las Vegas Raiders have had a tough, but so far successful season despite all of the issues they have faced off the field. This week, they went to visit the New York Giants, and the offense struggled to get into the end zone once they were in the red zone, and the defense struggled to stop the run, which was another flashback to last season.
The defense did well overall after allowing the Giants to march down the field with relative ease and score a touchdown on the opening drive of the game and did not allow another offensive touchdown the rest of the game. The Giants defense won this game thanks to two interceptions by Xavier McKinley, returning one of them for a touchdown, and holding the Raiders to one touchdown to three field goals in the red zone.
The Giants defense held the Kansas City Chiefs last week to 17 points, and limited deep plays down the field by Patrick Mahomes, and they did exactly the same thing in the game against the Raiders, as Derek Carr struggled to complete many passes deep down the field.
This game wasn’t filled with many positives we’ll at least offensively for the Raiders but let’s take a look at some Studs and Duds for Week 9.