The Las Vegas Raiders played the Detroit Lions on Monday night, and the offense again did not show up. The Lions beat the Raiders 26-14, and the Las Vegas offense only scored seven points; the other touchdown came on a pick-six by cornerback Marcus Peters.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned for the Raiders and did not pay well whatsoever. He passed for 126 yards on 10-of-21 passing and threw no touchdowns and one interception. In the first half of the game, the Raiders receivers collectively combined for zero catches, and ended up only catching four total passes by the time the clock hit triple zeros in the fourth. Most frustrating of all was that Davante Adams saw one catch for 11 yards, with Jimmy G missing him deep for would-be scores multiple times.
Garoppolo was sacked six times; he does not look comfortable in the offense, consistently making terrible decisions, and missing open receivers. Not to mention sitting in the pocket for too long as well. For the Raiders to struggle with all the offensive talent they have is unbelievable, but it's hard to overcome bad coaching and bad quarterback play.
Jacobs and Crosby Continue to Ball Out
The Raiders' best drive of the night was when they got the rushing attack going with Josh Jacobs. On that drive, they scored their only touchdown. Jacobs finished with 61 yards on 15 carries. The Raiders not being able to run the ball has hindered their offense, but with the talent they have, even if they are not able to run the ball well, they shouldn't be this bad.
The defense was able to keep the Raiders in the game; Maxx Crosby played a great game, finishing with eight tackles and causing havoc all night long. The Problem was they were on the field for almost 40 minutes and got tired down the stretch, which showed on their rushing defense.
The Jahmyr Gibbs Game
Las Vegas gave up 22 yards rushing, with Jahmyr Gibbs leading the with 152 yards and Craig Reynolds adding 74. The Raiders once again missed a lot of tackles like they did against the Chicago Bears. The Raiders need to consider starting Aiden O'Connell at quarterback; he can't do much worse than what Garoppolo is doing for the Raiders. It would be wise to see what they have in O'Connell. You already know what you're going to get with Garoppolo.
Final Score: Detroit Lions 26, Las Vegas Raiders 14
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