Raiders Impressive in Allegiant Debut
Everything about Allegiant Stadium is impressive as the $2 billion home of the Las Vegas Raiders has all the amenities and bells and whistles to shine brightly. The city also has a football team that is equally impressive.
The Raiders stunned the New Orleans Saints 34-24 Monday night to open its Las Vegas era and its new mansion in grand style. Although no fans were allowed in the stadium it felt like a true home field advantage. With piped in sound and an electric offense led by quarterback, Derek Carr, the Raiders piled up 375 total yards and punted only twice. Carr engineered four straight scoring drives in the second and third quarters to erase a 10-0 deficit into a 24-17 lead.
Carr's favorite target was tight end, Darren Waller, who caught 12 passes for 103 yards. Josh Jacobs was solid for the second game in a row as he rushed for 88 yards. The defense was the biggest question mark heading into this game but they came up huge when needed and held the Saints high powered offense to only seven point in the second half.
The Raiders will hit the road this weekend as they travel to New England to take on the Patriots Sunday. They aim to start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Time will tell if this team has what it takes to be a playoff contender but as of now, Las Vegas seems to be treating them right
Hear a couple of Green Bay guys as TC talks with Raiders Fullback Alec Ingold who scored the first TD at Allegiant Stadium
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