Washington extends its win streak to 4 games defeating Raiders 17-15
It wasn’t pretty but it was effective as the Washington Football Team extended their win streak to four, as they defeated the Raiders in Las Vegas 17-15. Taylor Heinicke completed 23 of 30 passes for 196 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. With just over two minutes remaining in the game down by a single point, he led an eight-play, 44-yard drive, and new kicker Brian Johnson connected on a 48-yard field goal to steal back the lead.
The game was an epitome of both teams' seasons. Washington finds ways to win tough games and the Raiders have shown inconsistency with finishing games they normally would win. Going into this game both teams were destroyed with injuries. Washington was without J.D. McKissic, it was the Antonio Gibson show on the ground for Washington. He rushed 23 times for 88 yards and caught a touchdown. Logan Thomas suffered a knee injury in the second half. He caught three passes for 48 yards and one touchdown.
The Raiders sorely missed Darren Waller. He was inactive due to back and knee injuries suffered last week against the Dallas Cowboys. Carr threw for 249 yards while Josh Jacobs rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown. Vegas' offense started slow but was able to gain some momentum as the game progressed. The Raiders still struggled in the redzone having to settle for three instead of seven. They have to correct that on the road next week against the Chiefs, Washington will play the Cowboys at home.