Las Vegas Raiders defense secures the 16-12 win over Jets

Nov 12, 2023, 8:35 PM

Running back Josh Jacobs #8 of the Las Vegas Raiders carries the ball as cornerback Sauce Gardner #...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 12: Running back Josh Jacobs #8 of the Las Vegas Raiders carries the ball as cornerback Sauce Gardner #1 of the New York Jets chases during the 2nd half of the game at Allegiant Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Linebacker Robert Spillane intercepted Jets quarterback Zach Wilson in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, helping secure a win as the Las Vegas Raiders beat New York 16-12.

Wilson and the Jets had one more chance to score. After Spillane’s interception, the Raiders offense could not convert a first down, giving the ball back to New York with 1:05 left on the clock. On the final play of the game, Wilson threw a hail Mary got deflected and hit the ground. Game Raiders.

The low-scoring game was a field goal shootout until the fourth quarter when rookie quarterback Aidan O’Connell connected with rookie tight end Michael Mayer for the game’s lone touchdown.

Josh Jacobsbuilt upon the preview week’s success by hitting triple-digit rushing yards, recording 116 rushing yards against the Jets. He added 11 yards through the air, too. In Week 9 against the New York Giants, Jacobs rushed for 98 yards, his then-highest of the season.

Sunday’s win helps the team return to .500 on the season and keep interim coach Antonio Pierce undefeated since taking over for Josh McDaniels. The Raiders welcome the Miami Dolphins to Las Vegas in Week 11.

Upcoming schedule for Aidan O’Connell and the Raiders

  • Sunday, Nov. 12th vs. New York Jets – 5:20 p.m. PST
  • Sunday, Nov. 19th @ Miami Dolphins – 10 a.m. PST
  • 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

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