The Las Vegas Raiders needed to beat the Miami Dolphins to keep their playoff hopes alive. For a moment, it looked like they were going to come out of the game with a win. Nevertheless, the ‘Phins’ had other plans and a last-minute field goal gave them their 10th victory of the year.
The Raiders lost again… again
The Raiders scored a touchdown in the second possession of the game. However, the Dolphins limited them to three field goals until the fourth quarter, when quarterback Derek Carr connected with wide receiver Nelson Agholor for an 85-yard receiving touchdown. Down 16-22, Miami struck back, and running back Myles Gaskin caught a 59-yard touchdown reception that gave them a 26-25 lead.
This Las Vegas team then drove 71 yards and kicker Daniel Carlson nailed a 22-yard field goal. Nevertheless, the Dolphins weren’t done and answered back with a last-minute field goal that gave them the 26-25 win that effectively knocked the Raiders out of contention.
Derek Carr and Jon Gruden are happy with their performance
After the game, head coach Jon Gruden said in a sit-down with the local media he was happy with his decisions but not the results. Carr echoed Gruden’s comments and mentioned that he was pleased with the way he played and how tough he was. He added that he did all he can do to win the game, which was certainly not enough if you watch the final scoreboard.
#Raiders HC Jon Gruden says he doesn't regret his decisions, only the results.
— Carlos Sánchez (@HaeruHariken) December 27, 2020
While Gruden just said that the Dolphins were the better team, ‘4’ said he is sick for the organization, his teammates, and the fans. He also confided that it’s frustrating to be excited to see the team winning just to see them squander the lead and lose.
Hearing Grudens, and Carr’s comments feels like a rinse-and-repeat kind of situation, something that isn’t lost on fans.
Kind of tired of this copy and paste speech. https://t.co/LFzxxxSYc4
— 𝓜. 𝓥𝓲𝓵𝓵𝓮𝓰𝓪𝓼 (@meganaudreyc) December 27, 2020
After all, it seems like every time the Raiders have lost, which has been quite often since 2018, they both have parroted the same lines over and over.
My thoughts…. This organization is a giant fucking clown car on fire driving for a cliff every season. pic.twitter.com/uzuFavK0MC
— ZombieRaider (@ZombieRaider_) December 27, 2020
Commitment To Mediocrity smh….
Just Disgusting I tell you#RaiderNation
— Phil Jones (@PhilJonesNFL) December 27, 2020
The game just ended in embarrassing fashion and the first thing this nerd does is hop in my mentions and tweet.
“Admit. Carr is not the problem”
You can’t make this up Lmaoooooooooo
— This tweet is better than my last tweet…. (@A_Flawed_King) December 27, 2020
— ☃️Ant🏁 (@AntHellaRaw87) December 27, 2020
Looking back, there were better ways to spend the evening.
Judging from my TL, I made the right choice investing my time and energy into these kids tonight and not this game. I already knew anyways… still #RaiderNation for life, its whatever
— Princess Ern (@erinelyzabeth) December 27, 2020
The raiders stay embarrassing us every week 🥴
— 𝕛𝕧 (@etenajv) December 27, 2020
Don’t forget the Raiders gave Jon Gruden a ten-year $100 million contract.
That is some shitty play calling for $100M lol
— Kelly Ube (@IsaacSJ408) December 27, 2020
I’m just begging for any TV analyst to have the balls and ask Gruden if he’s ready to give the money back..😭🤣😂🗑🗑🗑
— Master Marco Polo (@srchilaquilles) December 27, 2020
Looking back, this loss might hurt for a while. However, there’s still a game left in the season and the Raiders can finish 8-8. It might not be much, but it has to account for something, right?
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