By Terrance Turner
Sept. 13, 2021
The Las Vegas Raiders began their season at home tonight versus the Baltimore Ravens. On the premiere of “Monday Night Football”, the Ravens worked to overcome a slew of injuries and open their season with a win. The Raiders fought back from a 14-point deficit to force overtime. But the Ravens foiled their offense and forced them to regroup after a disastrous goal-line stand. 61,000 fans inside Allegiant stadium in vegas watched as the action unfolded.
The Ravens scored first. On 4th and 1, running back Ty’Son Williams ran 35 yards up the middle for the touchdown. Justin Tucker’s extra point was good. It was 7-0 with 1:53 left in the first quarter. The Ravens padded that lead midway through the second quarter, when receiver Marquise Brown caught a 10-yard pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to score. That touchdown made it 14-0.
With four minutes left in the second quarter, the Raiders reached the end zone courtesy of running back Josh Jacobs. After his 2-yard rushing TD, the extra-point kick by Daniel Carlson made it 14-7, with 4:38 left in the half. Just 1:12 before halftime, the Ravens added a field goal courtesy of kicker Daniel Carlson.