The Las Vegas Raiders once again sprinted out to a commanding lead only to see it evaporate in yet another defeat, falling to the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on the road. In the second quarter, Vegas made many significant plays early on to take a 17-0 lead. But those disappeared when Derek Carr and the offense only managed four first downs on five drives in the second half, allowing the Jaguars to come back and win the game.
After the defeat, wide receiver Davante Adams remarked, “It’s disheartening because there’s no reason why we should be losing games like this. If we had been on a horrible team, it would be one thing, but that’s not the case here”.
Adams’ performance reflected the Raiders’ blazing start and sluggish end. The talented receiver joined an exclusive group of five players since 1991 who had nine or more catches, 140 or more receiving yards, and two or more receiving touchdowns in the first half of a game by catching nine passes for a total of 146 yards and two scores.