Late turnovers prove costly for Raiders against Bills
A couple of fourth quarter fumbles kept Las Vegas from mounting a comeback during its most recent loss to Buffalo.
The Bills downed the Raiders 30-16 Sunday, Oct. 4 from Allegiant Stadium. Buffalo now improves to 4-0 while the Raiders drop to 2-2 after a 2-0 start.
Attempting to right the ship, Vegas heads to Kansas City next to do battle with the undefeated, reigning Super Bowl champs Chiefs.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. from Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, Oct. 11.
The Raiders committed three fumbles, losing two.
In a game where Vegas punted once, the first came with just under 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter when tight end Darren Waller fumbled immediately after the Bills took the 23-16 lead.
Subsequently, Allen and Buffalo turned that turnover into points in the form of a four-play touchdown drive.
A 49-yard reception by wide receiver Stefon Diggs was the highlight reel play of a drive that was capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by running back Devin Singletary.
Allen went 24-for-34, with 288 yards and three touchdowns (one rushing). It was his season low in yards and tied his season low for completions.
Diggs racked up 115 yards on six catches.
Vegas would turn the ball over on downs but would receive another crack at it after Buffalo punted.
On that drive, quarterback Derek Carr fumbled ending a chance to cut into the deficit.
Carr did throw a late touchdown, his second of the game, to wide receiver Nelson Agholor. He finished with 311 yards on 32 completions and two touchdowns.
Waller returned to form with nine receptions and 88 yards.
Tackle Sam Young made his return to the field for the Raiders, but running back Josh Jacobs was only able to tally 48 yards on 15 carries.
Tackle Trent Brown (calf) and guard Richie Incognito (achilles) both missed the game.
Vegas outgained Buffalo in terms of total yards, 383-336, despite the outcome. In addition, the Raiders ran 10 more plays and won the time of possession battle by a slight margin.
Ultimately, execution and precision showed most when Buffalo converted three of their four red zone attempts while Vegas went 2-for-4.