Baker Mayfield was the cannonball that sank the Raiders’ ship.
After the Rams picked up Mayfield off waivers on Tuesday, he engineered a game-winning 98-yard drive with lower than two minutes to go. He threw a game-winning landing to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds left, main L.A. to a 17-16 victory over the Raiders.
Mayfield completed with 22 of 35 passing makes an attempt for 230 yards and a landing. He additionally handed the Raiders their seventh one-possession loss.
The Raiders held a 13-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, so the loss is especially gut-wrenching, particularly since they have been driving a three-game win streak coming into the competition.
Las Vegas blew an enormous alternative in the course of the loss. The Rams (4-9), the defending Super Bowl champions, have been struggling, dropping six straight earlier than the victory over the Raiders.
Also, Mayfield had restricted time to organize and study the offense since he arrived in Los Angeles simply two days earlier.
The Raiders ought to’ve stopped him, however Mayfield had some magic left, which caught them completely off-guard.
The shock seemingly dismantles Las Vegas’ playoff probabilities. Per the New York Times Playoff Picture, it has a 4 % probability to make the playoffs after the loss.
However, Hollywood is a spot the place unlikely scripts come to life. It’s becoming they misplaced to Mayfield after he was launched by the Panthers and performed his first recreation for the Rams.