And though the visiting workforce scored each the primary factors — a subject objective from Will Lutz — and the primary landing — from Alvin Kamara — the Raiders’ empire struck again to start life in Nevada with a 34-24 win, giving them a 2-Zero report for the 2020 season.
Through the Raiders’ years in Oakland — they did play in Los Angeles between 1982-1994 as effectively — their dwelling stadium, the Oakland Coliseum, was routinely one of the crucial troublesome locations to go to for opposition groups, with its raucous followers and old skool arrange.
The information of the relocation to Las Vegas understandably wasn’t in style with a big portion of the Raiders fanbase, however the workforce hasn’t spared any expense with regards to constructing their new dwelling within the desert.
It is estimated the stadium might generate $620 million yearly whereas creating 6,000 everlasting jobs within the space.
And whereas the Raiders would have most popular to unveil the brand new stadium to a full capability of followers, supporters weren’t allowed to enter as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Carol Davis, the late spouse of former Raiders proprietor Al Davis and mom of present proprietor Mark Davis, lit the Al Davis Memorial Torch for the primary time forward of the primary regular-season NFL sport performed in Las Vegas.
Though the workforce shortly fell right into a 17-7 deficit to the Saints, three touchdowns throws from quarterback Derek Carr helped propel the Raiders to the proper begin to life within the “Loss of life Star.” Daniel Carlson hit a 54-yard subject objective to place the sport out of attain with 1:05 remaining.
“I am blissful for our metropolis … Lots of people have been out of labor for some time,” Carr stated afterwards.
“Hopefully tonight they’ll flip the TV on and get a little bit little bit of a smile on their face. And meaning one thing … Hopefully there are some younger children that have been impressed right here within the Vegas space and will put a smile on their face whereas craziness remains to be occurring.”
Regardless of the array of offensive expertise on the sector for the Raiders, it was fullback Alec Ingold who scored the Raiders’ first landing in Las Vegas on a three-yard move within the second quarter.
The second of the night got here within the second quarter after large receiver Zay Jones caught a 15-yard landing from Carr to chop the Saints’ result in simply three factors within the first half.
In true 2020 style, Jones and his teammates imitated the act of making use of hand sanitizer earlier than all celebrating with an enormous hug.
Jill Martin contributed to this report.