Two 4th quarter interceptions seel Las Vegas Raiders loss Bears
Oct 22, 2023, 1:06 PM | Updated: Oct 25, 2023, 9:00 am
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The Las Vegas Raiders two-game win streak was broken Sunday in a lop-sided loss to the Chicago Bears.
Cornerback Jaylon Johnson secured the win for Chicago with two interceptions in the fourth quarter. His first, a pick-six, came against Brian Hoyer about halfway through the final quarter. This was Hoyer’s second interception in the game.
On the following drive, Raiders coach Josh McDaniels opted to swap in his rookie Aidan O’Connell for the veteran. Moments later, Johnson struck again, intercepting the rookie and securing the 30-12 win for Chicago.
The Raiders, who were without Jimmy Garoppolo because of a back injury, were held to just one touchdown Sunday and under 235 offensive yards. Reigning NFL rushing champ Josh Jacobs was held to just 35 rushing yards on 11 carries.
The Silver & Black looked like they would target Davante Adams early and often after the star receiver voiced his frustration with the offense early in the week. Hoyer’s first five completetions were to Adams. However, the star receiver would go quiet for the remainder of the game, only recording two more receptions for a total of 57 yards on the day.
With the loss, the Las Vegas Raiders fall to 3-4 on the season. They stay in the NFC North in Week 8 with a Monday night matchup against the Detroit Lions.