Regardless of when you decided to become a fan of the Oakland Raiders, one thing is clear, it is an emotional roller coaster unlike anything else.
Through the good times and bad, real Raider fans are there through thick and thin. The Raiders miraculous victory over the Cleveland Browns was one of the craziest games that Raider Nation has ever witnessed. Here’s a compilation of GIF’s articulating the emotions during this circus of a football game.
Gareon Conley Pick Six
After three punts and things appeared dull, Gareon Conley was the spark that ignited a game featuring a combined 87 points. This was what Raider Nation felt like seeing Conley’s pick six…overjoyed minions losing their collective minds.
Nick Chubb Scores 63-Yard Touchdown
The Browns knocked in a field goal and the Raiders responded by missing one of their own. Making matters worse, on the Browns ensuing possession, the Raiders run defense was nowhere to be found as Nick Chubb scored a 63-yard touchdown on his first touch. Andy Bernard from The Office sums this one up.
Touchdown Darren Fells
Unable to respond on offense, the Raiders punted and Darren Fells scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield. Things were looking bleak down 17-7 to the Browns.
Carr Throws First Interception
Finally, the Raiders offense made some noise with an AC/DC touchdown connection. Then the defense forced a punt and the offense had a chance to take the lead. However, Carr threw a pass that was tipped and intercepted. The frustration began to mount. Raider Nation had to bite the bullet and move on to the second half.
Carr Tosses Second Interception…Then Browns Score
Things got worse before they got better. After giving up a field goal to start the second half, Derek Carr threw his second interception of the game and fans weren’t happy, to say the least. Two plays later the Browns struck pay dirt and had a 28-14 lead. We’ll let Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation take it from here.
Raiders Bounce Back
Over the next five defensive possessions, the Raiders forced two fumbles and three punts. All the while the offense scored twenty unanswered points to take the lead, 34-28!
Things would again go south as the Browns scored two straight touchdowns, taking a 42-34 lead. The Raiders were facing a 0-4 start to the season and fans were left wondering the potential of this team.
In Carr We Trust
But then Cardiac Carr struck again as he gave a vintage come from behind performance to score a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game 42-42. After Matt McCrane nailed the game-winning field goal, all Raider Nation could say is… Just Win Baby.