Time to talk about the Las Vegas Raiders vs Seattle Seahawks game. Let’s get started!
The Good: Joshua Jacobs comes up clutch
Joshua Jacobs has been the unsung hero of the Las Vegas Raiders this season, and he proved it again on Sunday. Jacobs accomplished this with an 86-yard touchdown run to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in overtime. This marked their fourth win and their first back-to-back victory of the season.
Jacobs finished the game with 33 carries for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and 6.9 yards per carry. He also contributed in the air with six catches for 74 yards and 12.3 yards a carry. While there are a lot of questions still to answer for Las Vegas before the end of the season, we all know who deserves a contract extension!
The Bad: Derek Carr throws two interceptions
Derek Carr is a man with something to prove, which is why his performance against the Seahawks was very disappointing. In fact, Carr finished the afternoon going 25 of 36 for 295 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Carr did force overtime, but the two turnovers are just unforgivable.
Despite his shortcomings, the victory was enough to make Carr 9-2 in overtime and gives him 33 career game-winning drives. Those are great stats, but they mean very little with a 4-7 season record in 11 games for the Raiders.
The ugly: Las Vegas Raiders give up 34 points
The defense has been the Las Vegas Raiders’ biggest weakness this season, and that trend continued on Sunday. The Raiders gave up a total of 34 points during Sunday’s game, including 307 passing yards. Las Vegas did show some mettle, though, with one interception and one forced fumble during the game.
While the Raiders’ defense does deserve credit for forcing turnovers, giving up 34 points is inexcusable. Something needs to change on that side of the ball, or the Raiders may never see the playoffs.