Las Vegas Raiders Break Rare 98-Game NFL Record of the Baltimore Ravens

Published 09/14/2021, 2:22 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV (83) celebrates a touchdown with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) against Cleveland Browns during the 3rd quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Leah Stauffer-USA TODAY Sports


Las Vegas Raiders last night defeated the Baltimore Ravens 33-27 in the season opener. Despite having an early double digit lead, the Baltimore based outfit could not hold onto it and let the Raiders make a comeback. Due to Las Vegas Raiders’ heroics, they not only managed to salvage a win but also broke a rare 14 year old record held by the Baltimore Ravens.

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Sep 13, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders celebrate the field goal made by kicker Daniel Carlson (2) against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas Raiders won the match 33-27 after closing down a deficit of more than 14 points. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens blow record dating back to 2004

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Las Vegas Raiders last night managed to close down a 15 point lead against the Ravens to mark a heroic victory. This victory also ensured that the Baltimore based side’ 98 game record was broken. Since 2004, the Baltimore Ravens have never lost a game after gaining a lead of more than 14 points.

This record shows the consistency and quality performances that the Ravens have displayed over the years. Despite all this, the Ravens last night had a game to forget as they lost focus in key moments of the match. Their offensive display in particular was not par to their usual self.

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Las Vegas Raiders defeat Ravens in the season opener

Baltimore Ravens last night performed poorly with Ty’son Williams being their only bright spot. He scored a 35-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1. That is the 4th-longest touchdown run by an undrafted player in franchise history, trailing only Priest Holmes (64 and 36 yards) and Gus Edwards (63 yards), according to NFL stats.

Meanwhile, star player Lamar Jackson also had a very inconsistent game as he lost throws consistently in the middle of the park. As far as defensive performances were concerned, Calais Campbell had a solid game. Brandon Williams was also adept at stopping multiple runs. Despite all this, the team couldn’t stitch consistency together which let the Raiders crawl back in the game.

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Sep 13, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson (2) kicks a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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