The Las Vegas Raiders cannot catch a break this season.
Their fourth-quarter collapse against the Los Angeles Rams last night is just another chapter in the unfortunate book that has been their 2022 season.
Josh McDaniel Raiders literally lost games to a interim HC who had never coached in the NFL AND a QB who didn't know the playbook
they've lost FOUR games after leading by 13+ points…
THAT TIES THE NFL RECORD
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) December 9, 2022
Going into the fourth quarter of Thursday Night Football last night, the Raiders were up 13-3 and broadened their lead shortly after the fourth quarter began to 16-3, after a Daniel Carlson field goal.
This lead was squandered after Baker Mayfield was able to lead two fourth-quarter scoring drives against the Raiders defense that is allowing 24.1 points per game to opposing teams.
The Second Half Struggle
Including last night’s game, the Raiders have given up 13+ point leads on four separate occasions this season.
Their 13-point lead wasn’t even the largest lead that they have squandered this season.
In their September 18 game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Raiders were leading 20-0 at halftime.
The Cardinals ended up winning that game, 29-23.
Without these collapses, the Raiders would have a 9-4 record, which would be enough for a playoff spot.
However, the Raiders are now on the outside looking in for the playoffs and have less than a five percent chance of sneaking in.
What’s next for this Raiders team?
Their defense has loads of talent as well.
For whatever reason, they haven’t been able to put everything together this season.
Perhaps, a coaching change is near.