Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders entered their first home game at Allegiant Stadium as huge underdogs against the New Orleans Saints.
New Orleans was coming off a big win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in its opener and looks to be a legit Super Bowl contender in the NFC. While Vegas defeated the Carolina Panthers in Week 1, no one really gave the team much of a chance.
Enter into the equation the magic of Las Vegas. That seemed to come into play as the Raiders came back from a 10-0 early deficit to win by the score of 34-24. It included a fullback scoring the team’s first ever touchdown in Las Vegas and just a great overall performance from Gruden’s squad.
Now 2-0 on the season following their shocking win on “Monday Night Football,” these Raiders were the talk of the NFL world.
The Las Vegas Raiders offense. pic.twitter.com/TOHTxsgDdb— Isael Diaz (@thefuture1998) September 22, 2020
More jarring than the lack of noise is seeing Brees with all day and missing receivers. Raiders don't mind, though.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 22, 2020
Carr really carving up the Saints defense pic.twitter.com/Ew8x6Ouo7L— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 22, 2020
Saints bettors after that last TD pic.twitter.com/wgqLaDZLeJ— br_betting (@br_betting) September 22, 2020
The Vegas Raiders said what up tho? pic.twitter.com/XC1Vi54s5U— Nicole Lynn (@AgentNicoleLynn) September 22, 2020
The Saints have Jameis and apparently Steve Young 2.0 on the sideline.— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) September 22, 2020
How long does Brees have playing at this level before they've got decisions to make?
Saints' bad tackling is making a late run at the ugliest thing in this performance.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 22, 2020
Raiders have been impressive. They play at Patriots next week.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) September 22, 2020