An ugly Pats loss is ended in a fitting way

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Patriots-Raiders takeaways: A fitting ending to an ugly Pats loss Original publication: NBC Sports Boston

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With 32 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Patriots had a seven point lead. Derek Carr, Raiders quarterback was able to throw a 30-yard pass into the end zone. Keelan ColeThe foot of a man who appeared to be barely out of bounds.

Officials declared Cole’s touchdown catch after further examination. This one will be up to you.

It was a controversial decision to say the least.

With their extra point, the Raiders tied the score at 24. The Patriots had 30 seconds left to win it or send it into overtime. They didn’t. The game’s last play was a disaster. Jakobi MeyersEx-Patriots star intercepted ‘last-ditch lateral Chandler Jones, who returned it to win the game.

The Patriots’ loss of 30-24 has important implications for their playoff prospects. They now have three regular-season games left and are out of the AFC playoff picture.

Here are our top takeaways after a wild game at Allegiant Stadium. The Patriots must win the matchup against the Steelers next. Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium.

It is costly to inflict wounds yourself. Again.

The Patriots have been shooting themselves in the foot throughout the season, and it was the same story Sunday. In the second quarter, one of their most striking examples was when they started at their own 12-yard-line and moved down to the goal line. But their 32nd-ranked redzone offense returned to haunt them.

First, Mac Jones Affidavit to open receiver

Jones hit Jakobi Meadows for what appeared to be a touchdown, but it was canceled by a presnap timeout.

After incompletion at a slant Nelson AgholorJones took the ball into the end zone. The TD was canceled when a Jonnu Smith False start. New England settled on the field goal.

Some blame can also be attributed to the play-calling as it was so often this season. It’s better to run it with Rhamondre Stevenson?

The Patriots’ issues were summarized in this sequence, but it was not their only misstep. A blocked punt was allowed by the special teams unit. The rest was easy. Jonathan Jones And Jabrill Peppers they were flagged for back-to-back plays in order to set up Raiders 1st and Goal. Derek Carr found Mack Hollins for the TD finishing off the first halves.

The Raiders were actually even worse off… at least up to the last play. For a total of 90 yard, they were penalized 13 times. They came so close to becoming 0-5 in the games they led at halftime.

Chandler Jones’ game-winning touchdown sums it all. This Patriots team is unable to let go of its own path.

Pats defense can’t bail out inept offense

Mac Jones and the Patriots failed to get much of anything going in their passing game.

No matter how much Jones despises the quick gameMatt Patricia insists on sticking to it. The Patriots offensive game plan was almost entirely screen-based and consisted of quick passes close to the line of scrimmage.

The results were not much better when Jones threw it downfield. He was wrong most of the time and the numbers reflect it. Jones finished just 13-of 31 for 112 yards with zero TDs (52.1 rating).

Safety Kyle Dugger Did his best to make up for the lost time. With a pick-six, he got the second half off to a good start. This gave the Patriots some much-needed momentum.

The weak-handed, missing cornerbacks Jalen Mills Jack Jones did an amazing job of keeping the house. Davante Adams The Raiders kept their wideouts under control (four receptions, 28 yard) Marcus Jones, a rookie Swiss army knife, was a key player in the unit’s success.

Three sacks were recorded by the Patriots defense — one from Ja’Whaun Bent and two from Christian Barmore. Davon GodchauxLawrence Guy, and Josh Uche. It was a peaceful day. Matt JudonThe stat sheet did not include a mention of.

Rhamondre Stevenson a bright spot

Patriots fans, as well as Rhamondre Sevenson fantasy owner, no longer need to worry about the injury to his ankle. He resumed his previous activities Sunday and picked up exactly where he left off.

Stevenson ran 19 times for 172 yard, including a 34 yard touchdown that gave Patriots a 3:43 lead.

The only thing that can be taken away from this terrible loss is Stevenson’s continued health and production.

These rookie running backs continued to build on last week’s impressive showing. Pierre Strong Jr. had four carries of 25 yards, with a 14 yard rush, while Kevin Harris had five carries of 19 yards. His longest run was 11.

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