Raiders keep playoff hopes alive with miracle play against Jets


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Derek Carr threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs III with 5 seconds left to lift the Las Vegas Raiders to a wild 31-28 victory over the still-winless New York Jets. The Jets took a 28-24 lead with 5:34 remaining on Ty Johnson’s 1-yard touchdown and the defense came up with a big fourth-down stop that appeared to end New York’s agonizing wait for its first win of the season. But New York went three-and-out and Carr found Ruggs streaking downfield for the winning touchdown. The Jets fell to 0-12.

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KICKOFF: Raiders without RB Josh Jacobs and DB Jonathan Abram. Raiders win the coin toss and defer to the second half. Raiders kick off to Jets to start the game.

FIRST QUARTER: Jets Sam Darnold with a 2 yard TD pass to Jamison Crowder. JETS 7, RAIDERS 0 early in 1Q. Raiders DB Damon Arnette sidelined early in the drive with an injury.

Raiders turn the ball over on opening drive with a Derek Carr interception off the hands of Henry Ruggs.

Raiders Derek Carr with a 9 yard TD pass to Darren Waller. RAIDERS 7, JETS 7. End of 1Q.

SECOND QUARTER: Jets Sam Darnold with a 6 yard TD pass to Jamison Crowder. PAT missed. JETS 13, RAIDERS 7 – 12 mins left in 2Q.

Raiders Johnathan Hankins recovers a Jets fumble, Daniel Carlson with a 48 yard field goal. JETS 13, RAIDERS 10. 6 mins left in 2Q

Raiders Trayvon Mullen with an interception, leads to Derek Carr to Darren Waller 38 yard TD pass. RAIDERS 17, JETS 13. late in 2Q

Raiders Cle Ferrell forces another fumble, Maxx Crosby recovers. Raiders defense forces 3 turnovers in first half. RAIDERS 17, JETS 13 – halftime.

THIRD QUARTER: Raiders score on their first possession of the 2nd half. Derek Carr with a 2 yard TD run. RAIDERS 24, JETS 13 with 7:54 left in 3Q

FOURTH QUARTER: Jets QB Sam Darnold with a 4 yard TD run. RAIDERS 24, JETS 21, early 4Q

Jets RB Johnson with a 1 yard TD score to take 28-24 lead over Raiders

Raiders Derek Carr throws miracle TD pass to Henry Ruggs for 46 yards to score with 5 seconds left. RAIDERS 31, JETS 28 FINAL.

The Silver and Black will take flight to the East Coast in consecutive weeks as they travel to the Big Apple in Week 13 to take on the New York Jets. This will mark the third time playing the Jets in the
last four seasons, with the Raiders winning two-of-three contests and leading the all-time regular season series by a margin of 23-18-2. This is scheduled to be the Silver and Black’s third AFC East
opponent this season, the first time facing the division in full since 2017.

Kickoff is set for this Sunday, Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m. PT and will be broadcast on CBS with Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta on the call.

In Week 12, the Raiders were defeated in Atlanta by the Falcons and fell to 6-5 on the year with five games remaining in the regular season. WR Hunter Renfrow tied a career high with a game high seven receptions on the day, while recording the fifth-most receiving yards of his career with 73. WR Henry Ruggs III tallied three receptions for 56 yards, the second-most of his rookie season, while logging his fourth reception of at least 35 yards this year, the second-most among rookies in 2020.

Defensively, S Johnathan Abram recorded his second interception this year following a pass defensed of CB Isaiah Johnson. LB Nicholas Morrow tied a career high with 10 tackles on the day and also registered two passes defensed. S Jeff Heath tied Morrow for a game high with 10 stops in the contest. LB Nick Kwiatkoski finished the day with six stops, including two for loss, while also
recording his first sack of the season.

The Jets enter Week 13 in search of their first victory of the season, currently standing at 0-11 following a 20-3 defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. This will be the second
consecutive year the Raiders travel to New York to face the Jets, with Gang Green winning last year’s matchup.

Following this week, the Jets will have back-to-back West Coast trips to face the Seattle
Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams in consecutive weeks. The Silver and Black will return home to Las Vegas for a three-game stretch at Allegiant Stadium that will feature two primetime appearances
against the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins, preceded by the team’s lone matchup against the AFC South this season, with the Indianapolis Colts coming to town in Week 14.

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