The Las Vegas Raiders took down the Baltimore Ravens 33-27 on Monday Night Football in front of their first home crowd (due to the pandemic) at Allegiant Stadium. The game had a bit of everything, but we’re going to focus on the wild finish, which had Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, and Russell Wilson in disbelief.

Justin Tucker made a 47-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining in regulation to give Baltimore a 27-24 lead. However, Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson answered by nailing a 55-yard field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.

The finish to regulation was crazy enough, but things went up a notch in overtime.

It was initially ruled that Bryan Edwards had a 33-yard touchdown reception to win the game for the Raiders with 7:08 remaining in overtime, but he was ruled down inside the one-yard line after review.

Then Derek Carr ran for no gain on second down, followed by a Raiders false start and then an incompletion. And on third down, the Ravens intercepted Carr in the end zone. A brutal turn of events for the Raiders.

But on the ensuing drive, the Ravens also turned the ball over on a Lamar Jackson fumble forced by Carl Nassib.

That put the Raiders in scoring position again, just a field goal away from winning the game this time. But on second down, the Raiders got a delay of game penalty that made absolutely no sense, especially to Eli Manning.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden explained after the game that the delay of game happened because they couldn’t find the kicker, Carlson. Really.

But, on 2nd-and-14, the Raiders finally stopped screwing up. Carr beat the Baltimore blitz and connected with Zay Jones for the easiest of 31-yard touchdowns.

Credit the Raiders for continuing to bring the tenacity after a demoralizing goal-line sequence on the previous drive. It would’ve been an absolutely heartbreaking loss for them. Instead, it’s a great win.

As for the Ravens, that’s an ugly loss, and especially after leading 14-0 into the final five minutes of the second quarter. It’s been a brutal last month on the injury front for Baltimore, and letting this game get away from them won’t improve the vibes surrounding the team.

Week 2 will present a highly difficult challenge for each team, with the Raiders traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers, and the Ravens hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.

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