Josh McDaniels Nov 6, 2022; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels walks the sideline during the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

Things were already going poorly for new coach Josh McDaniels and the Las Vegas Raiders before Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They didn’t get any better in that game. The Jaguars defeated the Raiders 27-20, moving Las Vegas to 2-6. More frustrating for the Raiders and their fans is that Vegas held 17-0 in the second quarter. Even worse than that, those blown leads have been a theme of the season — to a staggering degree.

In the Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Raiders led 20-0. Las Vegas also led 17-0 before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5. So, Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars marked the third time this season that the Raiders have lost a game that they led by 17 or more points.

The Raiders have had their share of bad teams over the years. But blowing big leads at such a rate is unique to the McDaniels era.

There is no way to spin a stat like that. It’s dismal. Several people in the NFL world reacted accordingly.

Raider Nation already had plenty of frustration about how this season had gone. This kind of performance will do nothing to ease anyone’s bad feelings. If things in Las Vegas don’t change fast, we can only imagine that McDaniels and owner Mark Davis will have another lengthy meeting that ends with the Raiders looking for another new coach.

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