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Raiders rally, cash in two-point conversion for wild win

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A late touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Seth Roberts set up a two-point conversion pass from Carr to Michael Crabtree as the Raiders rallied for a 35-34 win over the Saints Sunday.

The Saints got the ball back with 40 seconds left and moved into Raiders territory, but Wil Lutz’s 61-yard field goal as time expired just missed to the left.

The Raiders scored 22 points in the fourth quarter and had touchdown drives that covered 60, 75 and 75 yards respectively.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 423 yards and two touchdowns. His 98-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks in the third quarter was the longest scoring play in franchise history and made it 24-10.

But the fun was just starting as the teams traded big plays and scores throughout the fourth. Carr threw for 319 yards; Crabtree had seven catches for 87 yards and Amari Cooper had six catches for 137 yards.

Cooks had six catches for 143. Willie Snead led all receivers with nine catches for 172 yards.

The Saints are at the Giants next week. The Raiders host the Falcons.

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52 Responses to “Raiders rally, cash in two-point conversion for wild win”
  1. cinvis says: Sep 11, 2016 4:51 PM

    Good for the Raiders … Ballsy i like it

  2. politiciansareallthesame says: Sep 11, 2016 4:52 PM

    Carr, Cooper, Murray… Raiders are in a good spot.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 11, 2016 4:52 PM

    Drew Brees.

    Wonders where his defense is.

    As he counts his enormous, cap killing paycheck.

  4. jakec4 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:53 PM

    Raiders actually answered the call from the hype machine. Very nice win for them. Saints still showing they can score in the 30’s, and still lose the game. Del Rio showed them plain as day that there is no need to respect the Saints defense.

  5. araidersfan says: Sep 11, 2016 4:54 PM

    Exciting game which the Raiders were lucky to win – but I’ll gladly take it. The defense looked bad all game but Carr was able to move the ball effectively when needed. Del Rio’s call to go for the 2 point conversion was the right one because I have no doubt that the Raiders wouldn’t have been able to contain Brees in OT.

    I’m hoping that going into next week the defense shows some improvement and that the o-line injury situation isn’t season-threatening.

  6. Raider Jon says: Sep 11, 2016 4:54 PM

    Most exciting game i have seen in a long time. i was so mad when the Raiders lined up for two, but it worked. #bigharrypair

  7. raiderssf says: Sep 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    Del Rio has some stones. Town Bidness! Go Raiders.

  8. doe22us says: Sep 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    Balls that is all.

  9. raiderguy10 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:55 PM

    Haters can hate…. But this is the kind of game we’ve lost for the last fifteen years

  10. absolutevisuals says: Sep 11, 2016 4:56 PM

    And Saints defense still stinks.

  11. joetoronto says: Sep 11, 2016 4:56 PM

    The Raiders have built one hell of a team, Carr has nerves of steel and flourishes when the chips are down.

    Both Cooper and Crabtree were awesome today and hats off to the O-line, they literally had no more O-lineman left but they got the job done.

    One Nation, Raider Nation.

  12. bucsorbust says: Sep 11, 2016 4:57 PM

    Saints take note: Drew Brees did all he needed to do to win. However, he forced the Saints to get rid of all other talent, or make it so they couldn’t afford to keep it or get any new good stuff in. Plenty of more high scoring losses to come.

  13. raiderdave0109 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    Unbelievable win…Raiders!

  14. blackbeard43 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:58 PM


  15. Stiller43 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:58 PM

    Hate the Raiders, but that was a helluva call and a nice stand to win that game.

  16. raiddawgz says: Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM

    Raiders just beat the Saints at home on opening day against Drew Breese…not alot of teams can say they have done that. Congrats Raiders!

  17. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM

    Can’t blame Rob Ryan for this one…

  18. raiderapologist says: Sep 11, 2016 5:01 PM

    That 2 point call after the last TD was a balls move. Del Rio clearly didn’t want his defense out there in OT.

  19. illumination666 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    Potentially game of the year in week 1. Raiders found a way to win. Good for that squad.

  20. rocoop says: Sep 11, 2016 5:03 PM

    Props to the Raiders from a Charger fan

  21. cuzzinjoey says: Sep 11, 2016 5:08 PM

    JDR is a trued RAIDERS coach!!!!

    Balls that Al Davis would of loved.

    Just Win Baby

    nuff said

  22. Deb says: Sep 11, 2016 5:10 PM

    Look what Jack did! Gutsy call! Congrats to the Raidahs! Great job, Amari!! RTR

  23. realfootballfan says: Sep 11, 2016 5:12 PM

    That was a crazy game.

  24. badmoonrison says: Sep 11, 2016 5:13 PM

    What a nailbiter. I can’t believe that 2 pt convo call. Unreal but it paid off. Carr now has 5 4th qtr comebacks in his very short career. Dude is officially special.


  25. theimmaculatedeception says: Sep 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    In the 3rd quarter with Brees carving up the Oakland secondary and Joe Haden on his 5th PI call, I was writing them off as the same old sorry a– Raiders. Their comeback was steely, gut check time and they got it done. Then Del Rio goes all Chuck Norris at the end.

    Judo chop!!!!

    Congrats to the Nation. Great win

  26. riraider says: Sep 11, 2016 5:15 PM

    Wow! Nice win on the road. Coach showed confidence in the offence.
    The last thing a young team learns is how to win tight games. Now lets enjoy this season!

  27. psubeerman21 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:18 PM

    Great, great game. Not a fan of either, but loved it all the way.

  28. theandy59 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:19 PM

    LOVE the 2 point conversion! I always wonder why teams don’t do this more often when they have a chance to take the lead late, especially when playing on the road against teams with explosive offenses.

  29. autumnwind999 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:22 PM

    Jack Del Rio with the most impressive sack of the game!!!

  30. therealraider says: Sep 11, 2016 5:23 PM

    Raaaiiiddeerrsss !!!!

  31. joetoronto says: Sep 11, 2016 5:26 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Sep 11, 2016 3:13 PM
    Didn’t people pick the Raiders to win their division? They have looked like the same ole Raiders so far.

    taeh324 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 3:36 PM
    All offseason all we heard was how good the Raiders will be and how they will the division. But so far all I see is a team that is getting beat on both sides of the ball by the lowly Saints team
    Losers say what?

  32. r502 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:31 PM

    Raider D will need to do better than that, definition of a no show today. They stunk up the joint to be kind.
    Raider O another story; they are deep and stocked nicely with skill players and a QB who can flat out play. Sometimes you have to win a shootout and the QB has to carry the day. Gutty when the chips are down.
    Hats off to JDR, huge cajones my man. Major, major stones.
    That call may lift that team and get guys to believe they are never dead no matter how down it looks.

  33. slick50ks says: Sep 11, 2016 5:31 PM

    The only defense worse than the raiders is the Saints.

  34. u4iadman says: Sep 11, 2016 5:36 PM

    We despise Brady, Tuck Rule, and Goodell.

  35. jw619 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:43 PM

    “Slick50”, one of the biggest Raider trolls there are, go ahead and say it the Raiders look pretty good this year…

  36. bighoser says: Sep 11, 2016 5:44 PM

    Great win and Del Rio made the correct call going for 2 on the road considering Brees was ripping through that secondary which was SUPPOSED to be much better. Where the heck did Sean Smith who played great for the Chefs last year go? Willie-freaking-Snead made him look silly and then he was benched for DJ Hayden of all people. And now this or o-line depth will be tested… Yikes! Nice win on the road but this Raider fan is very concerned!
    One Nation!!!!

  37. rhamrhoddy says: Sep 11, 2016 5:49 PM

    The Saints lost but on the bright side, Brees got some mad stats again. Good for him.

  38. coachglove says: Sep 11, 2016 5:51 PM

    JDR is gonna have to fly home on his own plane just so there is room for his balls. Already called in the Rx for my blood pressure meds – apparently it is gonna be that kinda year.

  39. theageofquarrel says: Sep 11, 2016 6:06 PM

    The Saints defense stinks but so does the Raiders D

  40. financialmusingsblog says: Sep 11, 2016 6:12 PM

    So glad they went for two. I had tweeted before that drive they might go for two. Reasons-1) Defense porous2) 35 yd extra point not a gimmie) and 3) Gotta let offense go for the win. Pretty amazing game! Long time coming.

  41. crackinbones says: Sep 11, 2016 6:18 PM

    If Saints kicker hits that last field goal media would’ve said ‘worst coaching call ever’ miss field goal ‘best coaching call ever’ regarding the 2 point conversion.

    Go Raiders!

  42. NYCTourGuy (Bucs fan) says: Sep 11, 2016 6:24 PM

    You play to win the game. Good call by Del Rio. And yes, I’d be saying that even if they didn’t convert and lost the game.

  43. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 11, 2016 6:28 PM

    The people saying that Brees’ contract is the reason they lost are just ignorant.
    The saints have paid big bucks to players that have turned out to be busts.
    Without Brees the saints would be a 2 or 3 win team.
    Come up with something new for God’s sake.

  44. unruhly27 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:38 PM

    Let’s not pretend here. He went for two because the d was garbage

  45. raidernation210 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:43 PM

    Defense was awful! Smith got benched, Hayden couldn’t keep his hands to himself, committed 14 penalties, lost 2 right tackles and still won. Not happy but they would have never won a game like this the last decade

  46. radrntn says: Sep 11, 2016 6:57 PM

    Those refs sucked

  47. purpleguy says: Sep 11, 2016 9:26 PM

    Entertaining game — congrats Raiders fans. Love watching that offense.

  48. platinumraider32 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    Nice to see the Raiders gut out the victory. These are the types of games they usually fall short in.

    The defense looks horrible, specifically the secondary. They got lit up all day. And Sean Smith??? Geez man, did you even get off the plane??? Also it’s hard to believe that this is Hayden’s what?? 4th year and he still struggles in basic man coverage. At least we know that Smith can’t play any worse, I’m hoping. He couldn’t even get a jam at the line of scrimmage. But they got the victory!!!!!!!

  49. mrneto72 says: Sep 12, 2016 4:27 PM

    Man, that D better turn it around, which i believe they will, Brees is a good QB, he makes his receivers better than they are,. 3 years ago, Raiders would have lost this one 38-6. 1-0 FEELS GOOD

  50. raiders4ever says: Sep 12, 2016 7:33 PM

    Raiders have the best version of the triplets…although i dont like that for nic name…with Carr Coop and Murray we have other weapons the contribute just as much if not more like Crabtree for example

  51. platinumraider32 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:48 PM

    “Rodney Hudson” is the truth Raider fans. He’s bringing back the tradition of “great” centers in Oakland……a la “Jim Otto, Dave Dalby, Don Mosebar(before the eye injury that ended his career), Barrett Robins(before the mental meltdown)…….

    Run behind Rodney Hudson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. platinumraider32 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:50 PM

    P.S. Now I see why Atkinson III was waived. Those two RB’s are gonna be hell on defenses!!!!!!

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