It was supposed to be a favorable stretch of games for the Las Vegas Raiders. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons showed up to play in Week 12 and annihilated the Silver and Black’s defense.
Even without wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Todd Gurley, the Raiders were unable to stop former MVP quarterback, Matt Ryan. On the other hand, it wasn’t all on the defense today, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was unable to get it going in Atlanta. In fact, Carr ended the game with three lost fumbles and a pick-six.
After breaking the hearts of Raider Nation, no doubt there was going to be plenty said on Twitter, which is truly unfortunate considering how positive the outlook was following the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
How did Raiders Twitter react after the defeat?
One thing that clearly stood out in this game was a lack of adjustments. This falls on Raiders head coach Jon Gruden as James Arcellana of Black Hole Banter pointed out.
Raheem Morris outcoached Jon Gruden today.— James (@OaklandAboveAll) November 29, 2020
By a lot.
10 years, $100 mil.
At half-time, fans still had hope that the Falcons would have a trademark collapse. Instead, they stepped on the Raiders’ necks and didn’t let off.
So disappointed in this game. Second have we need to come out swinging! Everyone knows Atlanta has a bad habit of blowing leads in second half so maybe that will work to our advantage. We'll see…#RaiderNation— Breiyonna Robinson (@BreRobinson13) November 29, 2020
Letâ€™s chill on the â€œextend Carrâ€ and â€œMVPâ€ talk this week.— Kris Wysong (@KrisWysong) November 29, 2020
There are definitely some major concerns regarding this team moving forward including Carr’s play. He’ll have the opportunity to redeem himself next weekend but now the team’s playoff hopes took a major hit.
Derek Carr has played very well this season.— Nick Hjeltness (@NickHjeltness) November 29, 2020
Derek Carr played like s*** today.
Gruden was awful today. OL was bad as well.
All of these can be true. They all affect each other.
This isnâ€™t rocket science, folks.
At the end of the day, we’ll see next weekend if this was simply a ‘bad day’ or is this team possibly collapsing. Raider Nation will be anxiously waiting for next week’s game to see what becomes of the Silver and Black in 2020. Although it’s too early to worry, the team’s brass should definitely be concerned after losing back-to-back games.
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