The Las Vegas Raiders choked away a 20-point lead to lose to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime and Twitter took them to task.
The first week of NFL action was all about missed kicks. The second week was all about blown leads.
The Raiders may have avoided getting pulled into the kicking drama last week but they were front and center in Week 2 with a stunning collapse against the Cardinals.
Las Vegas had a 20-0 lead at halftime. They went into the fourth quarter comfortably ahead 23-7. They gave up two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including one as the clock ticked to zero, and two fourth-quarter two-point conversions.
Since it apparently wasn’t painful enough to watch their big lead evaporate, Las Vegas then found the most excruciating way to lose the game in overtime. Hunter Renfrow fumbled not once, but twice. He got away with the first one. Byron Murphy scooped the second one up and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown.
Fans who watched it all play out could only shake their heads and scream into the void.
The Raiders’ collapse had fans screaming and rivals howling
The best memes were saved for Renfrow thanks to his fumbles.
And of course, fans of opposing teams jumped at the chance to troll the Raiders in every way they could.
This was the first time in franchise history the Raiders have blown a 20-point lead.
Meanwhile, star receiver Davante Adams was limited to just two catches. Las Vegas clearly has to get him more involved if they want to avoid embarrassing themselves like this again this season. Starting 0-2, they now have a hill to climb to get the season back on track. This is definitely not the way Josh McDaniels will have imagined things going in his first campaign.