NFL Twitter couldn’t process Raiders, Ravens trying to out tank one another

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr against the Baltimore Ravens. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr against the Baltimore Ravens. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Raiders and the Ravens played an entertaining Monday Night Football game with twists and turns as they each tried to hand the other side the game.

If you didn’t watch the first Monday Night Football game of the season, you missed an instant classic between two teams who seemed to have zero interest in winning.

The Raiders and the Ravens both tried to give the game away at every turn. It might have been heartstopping for fans of either team, but neutrals got quite the show.

The Raiders and the Ravens played a wild Monday Night Football classic

The drama started in the final seconds as Las Vegas tied the game on a 55-yard field goal. From there, things just got crazier and crazier.

First, it looked like Vegas had won it on a huge third-down conversion that was initially ruled a touchdown.

However, Bryan Edwards was ruled down before the goal line and the officials had to clear the field to get the game going again.

What a desperation fling by Carr. Surely the Raiders can make one yard in four tries.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 14, 2021

Narrator voice: They could not as Carr threw an interception.


— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) September 14, 2021

Cowboys and Raiders lose games like you will never ever see in sports

It’s impressive really

— Jason Maples (@JJMaples55_MST) September 14, 2021

Hahahahahahaha This could be the most Raidery Raiders loss I’ve ever seen

— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) September 14, 2021

If you’ve been a Raider fan for a while, you knew that overturned TD would lead to disaster

— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) September 14, 2021

This would be one of the most excruciating losses in recent NFL history. I can’t even fathom what Raiders fans are going through right now.

— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 14, 2021

The funniest part of it was how the Raiders thought they’d won the game just before.

It would be so Raiders if they celebrated a win on opening night … that wasn’t a win.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 14, 2021

The craziest part was that the Raiders won anyways thanks to a Lamar Jackson fumble.

Baltimore is out-choking the Raiders

— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) September 14, 2021

The game was just bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. So it was fitting that instead of a simple field goal, the game ended on a wide-open touchdown pass.

Fitting that the first professional football game in Vegas with fans had that type of absolute roller coaster ending for the gamblers in the stands and in the sports books down the strip.

That was fun. Raiders deserved to win.

— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 14, 2021

who won the raiders-ravens game well guess what it’s you

— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) September 14, 2021

To recap: Las Vegas won, then they didn’t. Then they choked, but the Ravens choked harder.

It’s going to be hard for future Monday night showdowns to match the excitement of that one. What a way to end the first week of NFL action for 2021. You literally couldn’t have scripted it.

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