Raiders Sport Winning Record after Five Weeks of Play

Angelique Esparza, Sports Editor

The Las Vegas Raiders is Vegas’s first National Football League team coming from Oakland who are playing in the new Allegiant Stadium built in less than three years and finished this summer. The new team has only played five games this year.

Their first game since moving from Oakland to Las Vegas was against the Carolina Panthers in Carolina. The final score for the game was 34-30; they made four touchdowns and three field goals.

The Raiders opened Allegiant Stadium for the second game of the season as the Raiders played the New Orleans Saints. The final score was 34-24; the Raiders had four touchdowns and two field goals.

The Raiders traveled to New England to play the Patriots for their third game and their first loss of the season. The final score was 20-36, and the Raiders scored two touchdowns and two field goals while the Patriots made two touchdowns and five field goals.

On October 4th, the Raiders played their fourth game against the Buffalo Bills. This was the Raiders second loss of the season. The Bills made three touchdowns and three field goals in their first trip to Allegiant Stadium, while the Raiders only made two touchdowns and three field goals.

The Raiders took on Super Bowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs on October 11th in Kansas City, pulling a huge upset and winning with the score of 40 to 32.

This past weekend the Raiders had a bye week, and they are preparing for their next game at home against the Buccaneers on Saturday, October 25th. While Head Coach John Gruden is not a fan of time off in the midst of the season, he realizes the team can use this time to get ready for Brady and the Buccaneers.

According to Adam Hill in the Las Vegas Review Journal, Gruden said, “We’ve got a lot of guys still on the mend so I’ll take this bye week this year at this time.”