The Las Vegas Raiders got their inaugural season off to a good start on Sunday, Sept. 13 with a road victory over Carolina 34-30. The game was a back and forth affair with seven lead changes. The Raiders squandered a 12 point lead and trailed 30-27 with about eight minutes to go. Josh Jacobs gave the Raiders the lead for good with a six yard TD run with four minutes left in the game. From there, the Raiders defense held, stopping Carolina on fourth and one from the Vegas 46 yard line with 1:22 to go in the game. Jacobs finished with 93 yards on 25 carries and quarterback David Carr was 22-of-30 for 239 yards. Rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was having a big day and living up to his hype but tweaked a knee late in the first half. He did return to the sidelines after halftime. He finished with three catches for 55 yards. The Raiders will open Allegiant Stadium before a national TV audience tonight against New Orleans. The Saints are 5 1/2 point favorites. We’ll see if the Raiders can keep up with the Saints high powered offense. As in the majority of NFL games that have been played the first two Sundays of the season, the Raiders home opener will be played with no fans in attendance.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.