It was the moment we had all been waiting so long for when the Bucs took on the Cowboys on Thursday night football, Tampa led by TB12 came out 31-29 victors. That win gave Brady his 15th win on the opening day of the season, with the vet showing little sign of slowing down.
Unlike the aforementioned Tom Brady who has over 300 career games as the number one overall pick, Trevor Lawrence made his NFL debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Unfortunately, they fell to the Houston Texans 37-21. This amazingly was Lawrence’s first regular-season loss in his career including High School and College.
My game of the week has to go to the Ravens @ Raiders at their amazing new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, it was a shootout between the 2 playoff hopefuls with the Raiders led by Gruden and QB Derek Carr the eventual winners in OT.
The visitors were first to score in a drive kept alive by the elusive Lamar Jackson who made some great plays with his feet and in the air, it was the running back Ty’Son Williams who converted on a 4th and 1 to and took the ball into the endzone for a 35-yard touchdown.
Baltimore doubled their lead with Jackson again evading the pressure of Max Crosby to find Hollywood Brown in the back of the endzone to take it to 14-0. The sputtering Raiders offense finally showed signs of life late in the second quarter with Josh Jacobs powering over from close range. The Raiders stopped the Ravens quickly and got the ball back just before half time, an efficient drive led to Carlson hitting a 34-yard field goal.
The Ravens opened up scoring the 3rd quarter through the ever-reliable boot of Justin Tucker hitting a 34-yard field goal. Lamar Jackson looked to be taking his team down the field to take control of the game until a great play by Quinton Jefferson forced a fumble which the Raiders recovered.
On the resulting possession, Josh Jacobs ran in his second TD of the day from 15 yards out leveling the scores 17 – 17. Former Raiders running back Latavius Murray gave his side the lead with just over six minutes to go in the 4th quarter.
A downfield bomb from Carr to Ruggs is what the Black Hole had been crying out for and they got their wish when Ruggs caught a ball to take Vegas into the RedZone, Darren Waller scored on to once again level the scores topping off his evening with over a hundred yards receiving and a TD.
Las Vegas failed to score on their first possession of overtime with the ball bouncing off former
Baltimore took the ball down the field with highlight running plays from Jackson a feature to get Tucker into field goal range, he nailed a 47-yard kick which looked to have sealed the game with less than a minute to go but Daniel Carlson hit back with a kick of his with his own from 55 yards to tie that game with 3 seconds on the clock sending it to OT.
The Raiders opening drive in OT failed at the 1-yard line after a ball bounced out of former Baltimore receiver Willie Sneads hands, eventually getting intercepted in the endzone.
A strip-sack by Carl Nassib was recovered by the defense which led to Derek Carr hitting Zay Jones deep downfield to win the game and take the Raiders to 1 and 0.