54-yard Daniel Carlson FG after DPI on Saints’ Janoris Jenkins seals Raiders’ win in first Vegas home game
The New Orleans Saints pulled within seven points after a touchdown from running back Alvin Kamara, giving them time for another defensive stop. However, a crucial mistake by Janoris Jenkins allowed the Las Vegas Raiders and Daniel Carlson to put the nail in the coffin on Monday Night Football.
Carlson iced the game with a 54-yard field goal to give the Raiders their first win at Allegiant Stadium, via the team’s official Twitter:
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 22, 2020
Saints cornerback Janoris Jenkins was called for defensive pass interference while guarding wide receiver Henry Ruggs on third and five. That mistake allowed the Raiders to keep the ball and move 29 yards down the field, putting them into field goal range, per B/R Gridiron.
P.I. called here on Janoris Jenkins 👀
Raiders move into FG territory pic.twitter.com/QOroNPFmB6
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 22, 2020
Although Las Vegas caught a break with the call, Carlson still managed to show off his skill set in the clutch by splitting the uprights with ease. Now 2-0, this Raiders team looks to remain undefeated when they take on the New England Patriots in Week 3.
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