Aidan O’Connell throws 3 interceptions as Dolphins beat Raiders 20-13

Nov 19, 2023, 1:42 PM

Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders directs his team in the game against the Miami Dolphins...

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 19: Aidan O'Connell #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders directs his team in the game against the Miami Dolphins during the first quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images)

(Photo by Bryan Cereijo/Getty Images)

While the Raider defense kept the game alive in the second half, rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell threw three interceptions, including a game-sealing pick in the final minutes of the Dolphins 20-13 win.

Sunday’s loss, the first under interim coach Antonio Pierce, was a tale of two halves for Las Vegas. In the first half, the offense put up 133 yards and their lone touchdown. Davante Adams was able to get past the Dolphins’ secondary for a 46-yard touchdown, their longest play of the day. The Raiders wouldn’t hold the 10-7 lead for long, as Tua Tagovailoa would connect with running back Salvon Ahmed, giving Miami before the half and for the remainder of the game.

Aidan O’Connell had several chances to tie the game as the Raiders defense held the Dolphins to three straight punts. On the Raiders’ final attempt, the 25-year-old quarterback was intercepted for the second time Sunday by Miami cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

After the game, O’Connell said he’s still learning how hard the NFL is.

“All around, I have to play better passing the ball, decision making, and all that stuff,” O’Connell said.

Upcoming schedule for Aidan O’Connell and the Raiders

  • Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 1:25 p.m.PST
  • Week 13 Bye
  • Sunday, Dec. 10th vs. Minnesota Vikings – 1:05 pm. PST
  • Thursday, Dec. 14th vs. Los Angeles Chargers – 5:15 p.m. PST

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