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Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III appreciates the love from Damian Lillard after big TD vs. Steelers

Las Vegas Raiders, Henry Ruggs III, Damian Lillard

There are very few statement wins that occur this early in the season, but the Las Vegas Raiders did pick up such a victory with the 26-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

The Raiders came into Heinz Field and simply moved the ball with ease on a possession-by-possession basis. Las Vegas recorded 425 total yards against a Steelers defense dealing with a multitude of injuries, with 382 of them coming in the air from veteran quarterback Derek Carr.

The Raiders essentially clinched this monumental road win over the Steelers following the grand 61-yard receiving touchdown by second-year wideout Henry Ruggs III. The Steelers’ secondary unit could not contain Ruggs’ thunderous speed in the open field.

Portland Trail Blazers guard and long-time Raiders fan Damian Lillard simply loved this clutch play from the former Alabama Crimson Tide star.

After an underwhelming rookie campaign last year, Ruggs is off to quite a promising start this season. For one, he recorded only one game last season with at least 100-plus receiving yards. Now, he already has his first such game this season with the 113 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown performance against the Steelers.

If the Raiders aim to rank in the top 10 in points per game this season, they sure will need Ruggs to post the first breakout campaign of his career.