The Las Vegas Raiders lost their home opener 23-18 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.
Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the game:
What it means:
The Raiders are now a game behind the 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Pittsburgh won a road game against the Raiders for the first time since 1995.
The Steelers turned a 13-7 halftime lead into a 23-7 lead. The Raiders tired to get back into the game late, but ran out of time.
Raiders’ linebacker and special teamer Curtis Bolton injured his knee in the first quarter. He did not return. In the second quarter, defensive end Malcolm Koonce was banged up. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo got twisted late in the second quarter and was looked at. He returned in the third quarter,
What’s next: The Raiders play at the 1-2 Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday. Kickoff is 1:05 p.m. PT.