The Las Vegas Raiders blew a 14-point lead on Sunday then rallied for a stunning victory over the New England Patriots on an absurd final play.
With 3 seconds remaining in regulation of a game tied at 24-24, the Patriots had the ball at their own 44-yard line. Mac Jones handed off to Rhamondre Stevenson with New England apparently willing to settle for overtime. But they didn't get there. Stevenson ran through the Raiders defense inside the Las Vegas 35-yard line. He lateraled backward to receiver Jakobi Meyers who ran back toward midfield and launched the ball toward the 50-yard line.
Chandler Jones was the only player near the ball when it landed. The only problem? He plays for Las Vegas. The Raiders defensive end caught the ball near midfield, turned around and planted Jones to the turf, then ran untouched to the end zone for a game-winning touchdown as time expired.
What just happened?? The @Raiders win on the final play!! #NEvsLV pic.twitter.com/cmKNUuab1k— NFL (@NFL) December 19, 2022
The score secured a 30-24 win for Josh McDaniels' Raiders against his former team. McDaniels took the Raiders head coaching job last offseason after coordinating Bill Belichick's offense in New England for years.