9/18/22 LAS VEGAS, NV - With a costly fumble by Hunter Renfrow returned for a touchdown in overtime, the Las Vegas Raiders (0-2) lost a heartbreaker in their season home opener to the Arizona Cardinals (1-1) at Allegiant Stadium 29-23.
Derek Carr finished the game completing 25 of his 39 passes for 252-yards and two touchdowns, Josh Jacobs carried the football 19 times for 69-yards, and Davante Adams caught two passes for 12-yards and one touchdown. Kyler Murry completed 31 of his 49 passes for 277-yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
Derek Carr got the Raiders moving on offense in the first quarter by throwing a 20-yard pass to Mack Hollins for a big first down. Josh Jacobs broke free and ran 13-yards to pick up a first down at the Cardinals' 27-yard line.
The Raiders had another first down on the 6-yard line after a 23-yard catch by Hollins. Las Vegas at the two-yard line, Davante Adams scored on a two-yard slant pass from Carr, and the extra point by Daniel Carlson was good to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead.
Arizona's quarterback Kyler Murry was chased down and sacked by the Raiders' defensive end Maxx Crosby for a 7-yard loss on their 34-yard line, and on fourth and five, had to punt.
Darren Waller, the Raiders tight-end, caught a 19-yard pass to give the Raiders a first down at their 44-yard line. Las Vegas got another first down after Foster Moreau.
The Raiders in the second quarter had good field position at the Cardinals' 38-yard line. Hunter Renfrow caught his first pass for 8-yards at the Cardinals' 21-yard line.
Daniel Carlson kicked a 32- yard field goal to give the Raiders a 10-0 lead with 11:40 left before halftime. The Raiders' defense kept the Cardinals running back James Connor in check from gaining big yards running the football.
Renfro broke free again to give the Raiders a first down at the Cardinals' 26-yard line after catching a 20-yard pass from Carr. The Raiders had a first and goal at the three-yard line after Ameer Abdullah caught a 23-yard pass.
Moments later, Carr threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Waller, and the Raiders now led 17-0. The Raiders' Amik Robinson intercepted Murray's pass and ran it back for 7-yards at the 20-yard line.
The Raiders led at halftime 20-0 after Carlson kicked a 55-yard field goal. Carr completed 18 of his 24 passes in the first half for 210-yards and two touchdowns. Murray completed 6 of 9 passes for 53-yards and one interception.
Murray had the Cardinals' offense in the third quarter at the Raiders' 5-yard line on third and five, threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Greg Dortch, and the extra point was good to make the score 20-7.
Carr threw a 47-yard pass intended for Hollins, and Arizona's cornerback Marco Wilson was flagged for pass interference at the 35-yard line with 4:15 left in the quarter. Carlson would kick a 25-yard field goal to increase the Raiders' lead to 23-7 at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals had first and ten at the Raiders' 20-yard line after a 30-yard run by Darrell Williams. Murray had fourth and one at the Raiders' 11-yard line and missed his tight-end Zach Ertz in the back of the endzone.
The Cardinals had first and goal at the Raiders' one-yard line when Murray threw a 24-yard pass to Marquise Brown. Arizona would trail 23-15 after a one-yard touchdown run by Williams, and the two-point conversion by Murray was good with 8:13 left in the game.
Murray, with poise, drove the Cardinals down the field 74-yards, ended the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, and completed the two-point conversion to A.J. Green to tie the game 23-23 to send the game into overtime.
The Raiders stopped the Cardinals on their first possession in overtime, and Carr had the Raiders' offense marching down the field and was in field goal range for Carlson.
Carr threw a pass to Renfro, who was fighting to get some extra yards, got hit, and fumbled the football, and the Cardinals' Byron Murphy picked up the football and ran it back for a 59-yard touchdown to give them a 29-23 win in overtime. #nfl #lasvegasraiders #arizonacardinals #raidersfootball #maxxcrosby #kylermurray #darrenwaller #tgsportstv1 #davanteadams