LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Riders coach John Groden admitted that memories of scoring too early against the Kansas City Chiefs on November 22 and Revelations Patrick Mahomes It may have led him in the last minute, the winning campaign at Allegiant Stadium that influenced his call to play at the end of the last second on Saturday night, a 26-25 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Instead of landing, the dolphins seemed ready to surrender late in the match, the invaders chose to milk the clock and turn back. Josh Jacobs Get off the 1-yard streak on purpose, ahead of the quarterback Derek Carr He took his third knee down. They settled on a field goal from 19 yards to give Las Vegas a short-lived two-point lead.
“The play was killing all the time and all the time out and bringing it back to the wall 19 seconds before the end of the match,” said Groden. “I don’t regret it. I didn’t want to [Dolphins quarterback Ryan] Fitzpatrick To get the ball. … I didn’t want him to be in foursome. He is the bearer of arms. It was hot. That is all I can say. I do not regret it a little. I just regret the results.
“But you’ve stayed 19 seconds, on your 25-yard streak, with no time out? I’ve called in for too long. The likelihood of accomplishing that is remote.”
Unfortunately for Gruden, the Raiders’ defense exploded on the next drive.
At first, down the corner are Raiders Damon Arnett Simply let your dolphin receiver capacious Mac Hollins Pass in front of him under the left sideline unobstructed. Fitzpatrick end defensive raiders Jordan Ki Twisting his head back, he unleashed the deep ball that Hollins ran, as the defending raiders returned Isaiah Johnson Arrived late, transported in a pickup truck 34 yards.
Throw in a face mask penalty 15 yards from Key and the dolphins were in range. Twice later, Jason Sanders’44-yard field goal with 1 second left was the winner.
“Unfortunately, they did a desperate play, and the punishment was horrific,” Groden said.
“Fitzpatrick is giving his men opportunities that most midfielders don’t. He’s willing to throw football on the field in narrow windows … He delivered us.”
Carr, still feeling the effects of the strained thigh knocking him off the line nine nights earlier, had Raiders in a position to win – even if they stumbled, he might not have given the Raiders the best chance at winning.
Raiders were 0 to 10 in third against the Dolphins.
“This might be the hardest,” said Carr, who is in his seventh season with Raiders and has seen his share of high profile shots with the team. “It’s tough. That’s a tough way out, especially with all the feelings of the week for me.”
Carr 21 of 34 lanes went 336 yards and landed 85 yards for a run to Nelson Agulore.
“I am a patient of our organization,” said Carr. “I am sick of our defense … my heart feels bad for our fans.”
Carr said he agreed to invite Gruden to play in the last minute and wasn’t going to score a touchdown and go converting two points to force Dolphins to score TD.
“I thought we did it perfectly,” Carr said of the recent leadership. “I don’t regret it. You take all their time out. You take all the time out of the clock … You just expect to win that match.”
“The way the coach handled it was perfect, his plays were perfect. His communication – excellent. The only thing we regret is not finishing winning.”
On five flights within the 25-yard Miami line, the Raiders knocked out with only one hometown and four field goals. As noted by the Associated Press, the invaders recorded only two landings on their last 13 full flights with Karr at the quarterback. They scored three TDs on six full engines behind the much more mobile and healthiest engine Marcus Mariotta.
Since the Raiders scored a touchdown with 1:43 to play to take a 3-point lead over the Chiefs in Week 11 – when Mahomes went to throw a winning landing pass after 75 seconds – the Raiders had been in a state of disrepair. Las Vegas lost five of six, including a defeat to Kansas City, dropping its record from 6-3 to 7-8.