Raiders get win over Ravens in final seconds

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Here at the Oakland County Coliseum, the Raiders Nation was coming in to see their beloved Raiders take on the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is an elite team in the NFL, the Raiders haven’t been elite for a long time. If you ask anyone not wearing the silver and black of the Raiders Nation, Baltimore should have gone home with a win.

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

The two teams couldn’t be any more different, but coming into this game both teams were still looking for their first win of the season.

It was a close game from beginning to end, but in the final moments Raiders quarterback Derek Carr connected with Seth Roberts for Roberts’ first touchdown pass of his career.

The Raiders cornerback Neiko Thorpe intercepted a pass from Joe Flacco and the game ended with Oakland’s first win of the season: 37-33.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had 384 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Derek Carr of the Raiders had 351 yards passing with three touchdowns and one interception.

The Ravens had more rushing yards, totally 109. Justin Forsett was their top runner with 15 carries and 68 yards.

Latavius Murray led the Raiders in rushing with 65 yards on 15 carries. Oakland had a total of 97 yards rushing.

Baltimore only had one receiver with a hundred yards our more during the game: Steve Smith, Sr. with 150 yards and 10 catches. For Oakland, Michael Crabtree had nine receptions with 111 yards and Amari Cooper had seven catches for 109 yards.

Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr
Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr

Kamar Aiken of the Ravens fumbled the ball once and Curtis Lofton recovered it. The Raiders didn’t have any fumbles.

Both defenses were only able to get one sack each.

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(Photos by Claudia Gestro, L.A. Post-Examiner Staff contributed to this story)