Late overturned call keeps Raiders undefeated in AFC West
It took an overturned call on the last play of the game to keep Las Vegas undefeated in the AFC West, but it happened nonetheless.
The Raiders came away with a 31-26 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium Sunday, Nov. 8.
Now, Las Vegas sports a 4-1 in games played away from their new Allegiant Stadium.
Heading into a week 10 matchup with the Denver Broncos, the Raiders now have a 5-3 record and sit in second place of the AFC West behind the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The loss knocks the last place Chargers to 2-6 overall and 1-3 at the new SoFi Stadium.
Rookie Justin Herbert put on quite the show in his first start against the Raiders.
For the fourth time in seven starts, Herbert eclipsed the 300-yard mark, passing for 326 on Sunday.
The former Oregon quarterback went 28-for-42, with 326 yards and two touchdowns, bringing his season total to 17 touchdowns and five interceptions.
His performance was so brilliant that he had his team with a chance to win the game in the final seconds of regulation.
After converting on a fourth and one, with a 16-yard pass completion to get the ball down to the four yard-line, the Chargers lined up to win it.
Herbert completed a four-yard pass on a third and goal as time expired, appearing to give Los Angeles it’s third win of the year.
After a review by the officials, the pass was ruled incomplete and with no more time left on the clock, Las Vegas had been declared the winner.
While the Raider sideline erupted, Herbert sat emotionless on the sideline staring out into the celebration.
Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr came up big when his team needed it most finding wide receiver Nelson Agoholor on a 45-yard touchdown play down the middle of the field to five the Raiders a 21-17 lead.
Later in that same third quarter, Carr found wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for 53 yards on a third and four.
Carr finished with 165 yards on 13-of-23 passing and two touchdowns, bringing his season totals to 16 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
Despite having three offensive linemen out, including left tackle Kolton Miller, who missed his first career game, the Raider offense rushed for 160 total yards.
Backup running back Devontae Booker made his presence felt early, scoring on a 23-yard run in the first quarter to give Vegas the 7-0 lead.
Booker finished with 68 yards on eight carries and a touchdown.
Starting running back Josh Jacobs scored in the second quarter, marking the first time he’s found the end zone since week five against the Chiefs.
Jacobs ended the night with 65 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.