Las Vegas Raiders stun New England Patriots on weird remaining play


In probably the most weird finishes to a NFL sport you’re ever more likely to see, the Las Vegas Raiders beat the New England Patriots 30-24 to maintain their slim playoff hopes alive.

With simply three seconds left, the sport was tied at 24-24. Working again Rhamondre Stevenson, who had, up till that time, loved a monster sport – had simply grabbed one other enormous acquire as he bumped into Raiders territory.

The clock had ticked right down to zero – which means if Stevenson was to be tackled, the sport could be over and it might go to time beyond regulation.

Within the hope of snatching a win on the dying and keep away from an additional 10 minutes of play, Stevenson determined to throw the ball backwards to his teammate Jakobi Meyers.

Meyers caught the lateral and likewise tried to maintain the play going by throwing to a teammate.

However as he tried to throw it to quarterback Mac Jones, the ball was caught by Raiders defensive finish Chandler Jones, who used to play for the Patriots.

Jones stiff-armed the Patriots’ quarterback and ran 48 yards for a landing, giving the Raiders essentially the most dramatic of wins in essentially the most unbelievable circumstances.

Meyers admitted he ought to have simply stored maintain of the ball and let the sport go to time beyond regulation.

“I didn’t see Chandler Jones at the time,” Meyers informed MassLive’s Mark Daniels, per NFL.

“I just thought he was open, tried to get to him and let him try to make a play with it, but the score was tied so I should’ve just went down.”

Patriots quarterback Jones regretted not tackling his positional rival.

“I’ve got to tackle the guy [Chandler Jones],” Jones mentioned, per NFL. “It’s on me, and it’s my fault. … I’ve got to tackle the guy, and we play for overtime.”

Raiders head coach John McDaniels – a former longtime Patriots offensive coordinator – was additionally stunned at how the sport ended.

Jones breaks a tackle by New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones to score a touchdown.

“Once Rhamondre (Stevenson) pitched the ball to Jakobi (Meyers), I figured they’d probably just tackle whoever had it, and that would be it and we’d go to overtime,” McDaniels mentioned, per NFL.

“When he lateraled the ball … it didn’t look like a lateral play to me after they handed the ball off to the again.

“Once they handed it to the again, I believed: ‘OL, tackle him, go to overtime.’ After which after I noticed the ball up within the air and noticed Chandler (Jones) beneath it, I’m pondering: ‘Oh my god, we might have a chance at this.’

“And when he caught it, I saw Mac (Jones) was back there and just hoping that he could avoid whatever effort that Mac had to tackle him, hope he had enough juice left in his body to get to the end zone.”

The gripping ending got here after an thrilling sport throughout which the Patriots scored 21-straight second-half factors having trailed 17-3 to the Raiders at half time.

It improved the Raiders’ document to 6-8 for the season to maintain their playoff hopes alive whereas the Patriots slipped to 7-7 and with a difficult remaining few weeks left, their postseason goals relaxation within the steadiness.