The Las Vegas Raiders avoided what would’ve been a disastrous loss in the Meadowlands. At the end of the day, a win is a win in the NFL.
The New York Jets wanted this one, and a team that’s winless can be one of your toughest matchups. All things considered, the Raiders should’ve lost this game. Paul Guenther’s defense was picked apart by quarterback Sam Darnold. Then again, the Raiders have a terrible pass defense so it wasn’t really shocking to see.
As far as the actual reaction from fans, there are certainly two narratives. One sect of Raider Nation believes this win is nothing to be proud of. The defense is clearly reliant on safety Johnathan Abram and cornerback Damon Arnette while the rest of the unit looked helpless throughout the game. Raiders radio announcer Lincoln Kennedy said it best when defenders were looking for flags all game, “there’s no penalties, you’re getting blocked.”
The other narrative is a familiar one, and that’s “hey, we’ll take it.” Can you really blame Raider Nation? At the end of the day, after being put through the ringer this game, fans are happy with the win.
What did Raiders fans have to say on Twitter?
This is the most #Raiders shit ever.— Maurice Moton (@MoeMoton) December 6, 2020
As you can see from the Tweets, Raider Nation doesn’t disappoint. Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report summed it up best, this game best symbolizes what the Raiders are as a team. In particular, playing down to bad team’s levels and either losing or nearly losing.
Jets are beating Raiders….and potentially losing Trevor Lawrence.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 6, 2020
We’ll leave you with this Tweet by NFL Media’s Adam Schefter,is there a conspiracy theory in the making? Did the Jets throw this game away when they realized they’d potentially miss out on quarterback Trevor Lawrence? That’s very doubtful but no doubt Raider Nation will have plenty to say about that. Stay tuned here at the Raider Ramble as we bring you all the analysis you need this week!
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