It wasn’t pretty, but the Las Vegas Raiders pulled out a 16-12 win over the New York Jets on Sunday night.
Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the game:
Records: The Las Vegas Raiders are 5-5. The New York Jets are 4-5.
What it means:
The Raiders, who have the second easiest schedule in the NFL this season, are back to .500 and are 2-0 under interim head coach Antonio Pierce. There is a lot of work to do, but the Raiders are in the playoff chase.
The Raiders’ defense saved its third game with a late turnover as linebacker Robert Spillane intercepted a terrible pass by New York quarterback Zach Wilson deep in Las Vegas territory late in the game.
Raiders’ starting cornerback Amik Robertson suffered a concussion in the second quarter and was ruled out. Rookie cornerback Jakorian Bennett took his place. Bennett was shaken up in the fourth quarter.
What’s next: The Raiders visit the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Kickoff is 10 a.m. PT.