The Las Vegas Raiders offense had high expectations going into the season after acquiring Davante Adams and also having Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and Hunter Renfrow. The Raiders’ offense fell short of expectations due to injuries and inconsistent play calling by head coach Josh McDaniels, but it still had some memorable moments. Here are the offense’s best five plays from the 2022 NFL regular season.
No. 1: Raiders RB Josh Jacobs’ walk-off touchdown against the Seattle SeahawksÂ
In their Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, Josh Jacobs delivered one of the best performances in NFL history. Jacobs contributed more than 300 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. The game went into overtime as a result of the Raiders and Seahawks going back and forth. With four minutes remaining in overtime and the score knotted at 34-34, the Raiders received the ball, knowing that all they needed was a field goal to win. Jacob raced 86 yards to seal the victory after the Raiders called his number on the first play of the drive. A walk-off game-winning touchdown is the perfect way to top off a remarkable evening for Jacobs.
â€œJACOBS IS ON HIS WAY!! THE RAIDERS ARE GONNA WIN THIS GAME!!â€
Greg Gumbel calls Josh Jacobsâ€™ THRILLING 86-yard walk-off TD against the Seahawks ðŸ™ŒðŸ¤¯
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— NFL on CBS ðŸˆ (@NFLonCBS) November 28, 2022
No. 2: Davante Adams burns the Denver Broncos for a Raiders’ winÂ
Following the Seahawks’ victory, the Raiders faced the Denver Broncos in another overtime contest. Josh McDaniels called the ideal play when the score was knotted at 16. Following a play-action fake to Jacobs, Derek Carr took the snap and stepped up into the pocket before throwing a dime to Davante Adams. Adams had embarrassed the Broncos’ defense off the line by beating them badly. That resulted in him being wide open to walk off the game.
Carr to Adams for the win! #RaiderNation #LVvsDEN pic.twitter.com/KDdxWWhJ3L
— NFL (@NFL) November 21, 2022
No. 3: Jarrett Stidham works some magic to deliver a dimeÂ
Jarrett Stidham impressed in his first start as he led the Raiders offense to 500 yards against the league’s top defense. His ability to expand plays allowed him to make several remarkable plays, but this one stands out as his best. Adams noticed what was happening and found an opening when Stidham, who had no one available, rolled to his left to extend the play. Stidham saw him and, after being mobbed by several 49ers defenders, passed the ball to an unguarded Adams. Adams, who was wide open when he caught it, walked into the end zone for a 60-yard score.
Jarrett Stidham! Davante Adams! Run it back.
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— NFL (@NFL) January 1, 2023
No. 4: Hunter Renfrow gets sticky against the Steelers defenseÂ
On Christmas Eve, the Oakland Raiders played the Pittsburgh Steelers in one of the coldest games of the year. Offense was difficult to come by. But fortunately for the Raiders, they started their first drive by marching all the way down the field to score. Carr fired a pass short of the sticks to Hunter Renfrow while they were on a third down close to the Steelers’ end zone. The Steelers appeared set to tackle Renfrow short today, but Renfrow resisted. He avoided the first defender who attempted to tackle him before juking the following defenders out of his cleats to score the game’s sole touchdown for the Raiders.
Hunter Renfrow abre o placar contra os Steelers! #NFLnaESPN #RaiderNation #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/xPoXkEyd1F
— Endzone Brasil (@Endzone_Brasil) December 25, 2022
No. 5: Las Vegas Raiders WR Keelan Cole’s game-tying catch vs. the PatriotsÂ
In Josh McDaniels’ homecoming game against the New England Patriots, it appeared as though the Raiders might lose. The Raiders were down 24-17 after giving up a double-digit lead. Fortunately for them, with around two minutes left in the game, they received the ball back and had an opportunity to tie or take the lead. As they moved down the field, McDaniels called a deep shot to Keelan Cole. Cole received a gorgeous pass from Carr in the left corner of the end zone to tie the contest. Considering the situation and difficulty, this was Carr’s best pass of the year.
TOUCHDOWN KEELAN COLE#Raiders vs. #Patriots#RaiderNation
— NFL RUMORS (@NFLREPORTCARD) December 19, 2022
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