The Las Vegas Raiders seemed to be in control on Thursday night, but when all was said and done, they suffered a terrible loss to a bad Los Angeles Rams team.
On Thursday night, the Las Vegas Raiders took on the Los Angeles Rams on the road, looking for their fourth win in a row. With a win, the Silver and Black would have moved to 6-7 on the season, and with how up-and-down the AFC has been this season, been a legitimate playoff contender.
Well, all of that noise went out the window on Thursday night, as Baker Mayfield, who had about 48 hours to learn enough of Sean McVay’s offense to run it, pulled off a miraculous victory. After struggling all game long, the Rams were able to find the end zone twice in just over three minutes in the fourth quarter, including a remarkable 98-yard drive with no timeouts.
For the Silver and Black, it was another embarrassing loss for them in a season that has been full of those. Here, we look at what went wrong as the Raiders move to 5-8 on the season, and basically eliminate themselves from playoff contention.
We start with No. 1.