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NFL Week 15 Game Recap: Las Vegas Raiders 30, New England Patriots 24

Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones (55) returns an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots at the end of the second half to give the Raiders a 30-24 victory at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

In a game with one of the wildest endings you’ll ever see, the Las Vegas Raiders took down the New England Patriots 30-24. 

On the final play of regulation in a tied game, the Patriots ran the ball on their own 45-yard line, seemingly accepting overtime. And what followed was nothing short of pandemonium. 

Rhamondre Stevenson lateraled to his teammate Jakobi Meyers, who tried to throw a lateral to quarterback Mac Jones. Former Patriot Chandler Jones picked it off, buried Jones with a stiff-arm and ran 48 yards for the walk-off touchdown.

The Raiders improve to 6-8 with the win and keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Patriots fall to 7-7 and are outside the current AFC playoff picture. 

Offensive spotlight: Other than creating the chaotic final play, Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson had an otherwise successful game. On 19 carries, Stevenson ran for a career-high 172 yards and a touchdown, with 116 yards coming after contact. 

Defensive spotlight: Josh Uche is one of the hottest defenders in the league right now. Since Week 9, his 92.2 grade leads defensive players. Against the Raiders, the second-year edge defender tallied four pressures and a 24% pass-rush win rate. 

Rookie spotlight: Luke Masterson had the best game of his rookie season so far. The Raiders’ undrafted linebacker from Wake Forest has a 79.1 grade on first review, a career-high. He had a tackle for loss and two coverage stops.

Offensive line spotlight: Neither offensive line was particularly impressive in this game, but the Raiders edged out the Patriots with a 75.6 pass-blocking grade. Rookie guard Dylan Parham was particularly impressive and kept a clean sheet in pass protection. 

Box Score

Passing
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Mac Jones 7.5 13 / 31 112 3.6 0 0 0 52.1
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Derek Carr 20.2 20 / 38 231 6.1 3 1 3 86.6
Rushing
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Rhamondre Stevenson 27.8 19 172 9.1 1 34 0
Mac Jones 7.5 4 10 2.5 0 6 0
Pierre Strong Jr. 6.7 4 25 6.2 0 14 0
Kevin Harris 1.9 5 19 3.8 0 11 0
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Josh Jacobs 13.0 22 93 4.2 0 18 0
Zamir White 0.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
Receiving
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Rhamondre Stevenson 27.8 3 2 -4 -1.3 0 1
Pierre Strong Jr. 6.7 3 3 12 4.0 0 11
Jakobi Meyers 5.7 6 2 47 7.8 0 39
Jonnu Smith 4.4 3 2 24 8.0 0 13
Tyquan Thornton 3.1 4 1 21 5.2 0 21
Hunter Henry 2.9 4 2 9 2.2 0 5
Nelson Agholor 1.3 6 1 3 0.5 0 3
Kendrick Bourne 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Mack Hollins 14.0 8 4 40 5.0 1 13
Darren Waller 13.8 3 3 48 16.0 1 25
Keelan Cole 13.0 2 2 50 25.0 1 30
Josh Jacobs 13.0 3 2 17 5.7 0 11
Davante Adams 6.8 9 4 28 3.1 0 11
Foster Moreau 4.0 2 2 20 10.0 0 12
Ameer Abdullah 3.4 2 2 14 7.0 0 8
Hunter Renfrow 2.4 3 1 14 4.7 0 14

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