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Social media reacts to Raiders last minute 26-25 loss to Dolphins

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Looking back, there were better ways to spend the evening.

Don’t forget the Raiders gave Jon Gruden a ten-year $100 million contract.

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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Top Image: Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun

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