Two weeks ago, Raider Nation was on the top of the world. Sitting 2-0, coming off a big win over the New Orleans Saints. Since then the wheels of come off. While the team has allowed exactly 30 points per game after four games, the past two weeks they’ve mustered up a total of 29 points when things mattered. And each game was over by the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter.
This one was close for a while. It was a one-point game early in the third quarter. But it was clear the Bills were taking what they wanted from the Raiders who were trying desperately to cobble together enough offense to keep up.
For evidence of this, you need to look no further than the Bills punter, who took the field only as a holder in the first half. The first punt didn’t come until the third quarter. They had three drives in the first half resulting in two touchdowns and a field goal.
The second half was all about turnovers. And those were all on the Raiders. Darren Waller had one and Derek Carr had one. The former led to a touchdown, the latter put the game on ice.