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Vegas gives up 36 points in first loss of season

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

The Las Vegas Raiders just recently dropped the opportunity to move to 3-0 for the first time in 30 years.

Vegas lost 36-20 on the road to the New England Patriots, dropping to 2-1 in the new season.

The Raiders are now in second place in the AFC West, behind the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.

The team will try to get back to its winning ways when it returns home to host the 3-0 Buffalo Bills.

Kickoff is set for 1:25 pm this Sunday from Allegiant Stadium.

The Patriots racked up 250 team rushing yards led by 117 from running back Sony Michel.

Backup running back Rex Burkhead added 49 yards on the ground with an 8.2 yard per carry average.

Through the first two weeks of the season, Vegas allowed 241 total team rushing yards.

On the other side of the ball, the Raiders tallied 126 team rushing yards of their own. Once again, the team was led by second-year running back Josh Jacobs’ 71 on his 16 carries.

Vegas was playing without tackles Trent Brown (calf) and Sam Young (groin) in addition to guard Richie Incognito (achilles) who was recently placed on injury reserve.

Raider quarterback Derek Carr went another week without throwing an interception while outplaying the Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton.

Carr went 24-for-32, threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns, while playing without his first round draft pick Henry Ruggs (knee/hamstring).

Without Ruggs, many expected tight end Darren Waller to be the focal point of the passing game.

Waller was successfully taken out of the game catching only two passes for nine yards on four targets.

Newton’s stat line was 162 yards on 17 completions with a touchdown and an interception.

The loss continues the string of losses for Vegas head coach Jon Gruden head-to-head with New England head coach Bill Belichick.

Gruden is now 0-4 against the six-time Super Bowl champion head coach.

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