December 4, 2023


The Raiders scored a season-high 30 factors of their first recreation after firing Josh McDaniels.

Las Vegas Raiders interim head coach Antonio Pierce watches through the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Picture/Rick Scuteri) AP

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Jacobs rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns, rookie Aidan O’Connell handed for 209 yards and Antonio Pierce received in his debut as Las Vegas’ interim coach because the Raiders routed the New York Giants 30-6 on Sunday.

Maxx Crosby had three of the Raiders’ eight sacks. Las Vegas held the Giants to 275 yards within the Raiders’ largest margin of victory since beating the Denver Broncos 37-12 on Nov. 15, 2020.

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones left one play into the second quarter with a proper knee harm. Tommy DeVito performed the remainder of the sport and handed for 175 yards and a landing. Saquon Barkley rushed for 90 yards on 16 carries.

This was the Raiders’ first recreation since coach Josh McDaniels, offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi and common supervisor Dave Ziegler have been fired early within the week and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was benched.

The outcome couldn’t have gone a lot better for the Raiders, who led 24-0 by halftime, which tied for his or her sixth-largest benefit when not permitting some extent.

The staff performed tight underneath McDaniels’ inflexible management, however there was a noticeable ease within the locker room this week underneath Pierce, the previous Giants linebacker. The query was whether or not that might translate on the sphere.

It did, and from the start when Las Vegas went down the sphere and scored on a 17-yard jet sweep by huge receiver Jakobi Meyers.

By halftime, the Raiders (4-5) already had scored a season excessive in factors and Jacobs had already rushed for a season-best 86 yards. Las Vegas’ earlier excessive was 21 factors three weeks in the past in opposition to the New England Patriots, with the ultimate two approaching a security. The Raiders’ offense ended a nine-game skid with out scoring no less than 20 factors.

Jacobs, who final season led the NFL in speeding, almost ended a 13-game streak with no 100-yard efficiency. He was at 101 yards earlier than dropping 3 yards on his ultimate carry.

O’Connell was given the beginning this week over the ineffective Garoppolo and Brian Hoyer, and Pierce stated it will be his job going ahead. The QB generally known as AOC accomplished 16 of 25 passes.

For the Giants, the sport couldn’t have gone a lot worse. They entered final within the league in whole, scoring and passing offense.

New York’s offense nonetheless hasn’t scored a landing within the first quarter, and it didn’t attain the top zone on this recreation till early within the fourth quarter after which after trailing 27-0.

At 2-7, the Giants have already got as many losses as all of final season once they went 9-7-1 and made the playoffs.

Interceptions by Amik Robertson and Nate Hobbs led to the ultimate 10 factors of the half for the Raiders to all however finish any doubt concerning the end result. Las Vegas outgained New York 240-108 within the opening half-hour.


Raiders RT Thayer Munford (neck) and LBs Divine Deablo (ankle) and Luke Masterson (concussion) didn’t play. … Las Vegas CB Marcus Peters left with a knee harm. … Giants OTs Andrew Thomas (hamstring) and Evan Neal (ankle) returned after lacking time. Thomas hadn’t performed for the reason that season opener, and Neal missed the earlier two video games. Neal, nonetheless, left within the fourth quarter with an ankle harm. … New York CB Adoree’ Jackson suffered a concussion.


Giants: The second of a three-game street journey continues in opposition to the NFC East-rival Dallas Cowboys subsequent Sunday.

Raiders: One other New York staff visits when the Jets arrive for the Sunday evening recreation.