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Las Vegas Raiders 4th-down gamble leads to Davante Adams’ TD

The Las Vegas Raiders are pulling no punches and are off to a great start on Monday Night Football. While they went three and out in their first possession, they managed to score in their second drive and are currently beating the Kansas City Chiefs 7-0.

Once the Raiders punted, the defense also forced a three-and-out. Derek Carr wasted no time and led a four-play, 72-yard drive that ended in a 58-yard bomb to wide receiver Davante Adams. For a moment though, it seemed like Las Vegas was going to turn the ball over though. After failing to convert on three-and-13, head coach Josh McDaniels decided to shoot for the moon on fourth down.

From the outside, it doesn’t look like the Chiefs were ready though. Here’s a look at Adam’s trip to the end zone, which is his fourth this season.

The Las Vegas Raiders can’t afford to lose to the Chiefs

Coming off a win in Week 4, the Las Vegas Raiders could gain some momentum if they find a way to beat the Chiefs. After losing three straight games to start the 2022 season, they beat the Denver Broncos last week and another victory would get them 0.5 games away from the division lead. Conversely, a loss to Kansas City would put them in the front seat to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Keep in mind that the Raiders were a 7-point underdog ahead of the game. Moreover, they haven’t fared particularly well at Arrowhead Stadium over the last few years. Thus, nobody would’ve batted an eye if they were on the wrong side of a blowout. However, they’re showing they can keep up with their division foe. 

There’s still plenty of football left in the game. However, Las Vegas is doing everything they can to pull off the upset.

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*Top Photo: Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

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