The Las Vegas Raiders beat the New England Patriots thanks to the wildest finish you’ll ever see in the NFL, here are the studs and duds from an insane Week 15 victory
Now that your heart rates have dropped after a wild sports weekend culminating in the Raiders defeating the Patriots in ridiculous fashion, we can talk about some of the studs and duds from this matchup. The Raiders went up early and took a 17-3 lead into halftime but things took the usual poor turn for this team in the third quarter and it kept getting worse and worse.
Somehow someway the Raiders kept fighting and came through with a much-needed victory to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. It took a combined effort from a patchwork offensive line and a struggling defense but it came together in the form of one of the most absurd endings to a game in NFL history.
The absurdity started with a lengthy review that took what felt like 30 minutes to confirm a game-tying touchdown and ended with a play that will be mocked relentlessly for years to come. The Raiders are now 6-8 thanks to that absurd finish and are still alive in the playoff race and we can focus on some studs and duds from a memorable Week 15 matchup with the hated New England Patriots.