Derek Carr Booed & Chaos Ensues As Raiders Lose Last Home Game In Oakland
The next time the Raiders play a home game it will be at a brand new, domed stadium with natural grass right off the Las Vegas Strip. Allegiant Stadium is set to house 65,000 fans and will serve as the new home for the Raiders.
The Oakland Raiders played their last home game at RingCentral Coliseum, losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a last-minute 20-16 loss. As quarterback Derek Carr jogged off the field, the crowd’s dismay was evident as trash was thrown and boos were echoed from the 52,788 fan-filled stadium.
When asked about being booed off the field, Carr said, “Oh gosh. What’s new with our crowd? Whenever we don’t win, that’s going to happen. Trust me, it’s not under my skin. It’s nothing.”
The loss officially eliminated the Raiders from the AFC playoff race as they dropped their fourth straight game, falling to 6-8.
Carr was 22 of 36 for 267 yards and a touchdown. Running back Josh Jacobs had 24 carries for 89 yards and tight end Darren Waller had 122 yards on 8 receptions. Oakland had a dominant first half going up 16-3 through the second.
But Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II and his teammates had other plans. With two touchdown passes in the final 5:15 of the game, the Jaguars squeezed out the upsetting loss for Oakland.
Minshew was 17 of 29 with 201 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Leonard Fournette had just 42 yards on 15 carries and wide receiver Keelan Cole had 76 yards on three receptions.
What started as a unique tailgating experience pregame and an electric first half of the game, turned to chaos quickly as trash began to rain down on the field and at one point the head referee pleading with the crowd to stop pointing laser-pointers at players.
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Raiders coach Jon Gruden said after, “I’d like to say I wish we could have sent the Raiders fans off with a lot better finish than that. I think, most importantly, before we talk about the game, is I would like to thank the fans. I would like to thank the city of Oakland for supporting the Raiders and being faithful, and I’ll miss them.”
And the city of Oakland, despite the ill-feelings yesterday, will miss their beloved Raiders as well.
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