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Nassib forces Jackson to fumble, Raiders beat Ravens in OT on Monday Night

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Nassib forces Jackson to fumble, Raiders beat Ravens in OT on Monday Night

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Sep 15
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Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib did not expect that his strip-sack of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson in overtime would result in the win for Las Vegas. But it did!

Following that play, Raiders QB Derek Carr threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones to give Las Vegas a 33-27 win.

Nassib described the atmosphere with one word: “bananas.”

“That’s amazing, that’s a great story, I love that,” said Nassib. “I wish I could’ve seen (him). It was really special, I’m really happy that we got the win on the day that kind of made a little bit of history, which is like really nice to do.”

The Raiders did not have a strong start in the game as the Ravens dominated early with a 14-0 lead. However, they showed their determination to win and turned the tables on their opponent.

Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden gave all the credits to his team’s defensive line.

“Our defense made a signature play at the end of that game,” Gruden said. “They love football, they play for each other. We were down 14-0 to the Ravens and it didn’t look pretty, it didn’t look good. But when you can come back and find a way to win against a team like that, that’s saying something. That’s an impressive victory.”

Nassib, on the other hand, gave the credit to the fans.

“We loved the enthusiasm, it was absolutely incredible that the fans are back,” said Nassib. “This was my first experience of Raiders fans — by far the best NFL fans I’ve ever seen.”

Nassib made the news earlier this year when he came out as gay and became the first openly gay NFL player to play in a regular-season game.

“Had a lot of people come before me in the LGBTQ community that helped me get to where I am,” said the 28-year-old. “I’m super thankful for that. I can’t wait to get to Pittsburgh next week and keep this thing going.”

  • Las Vegas Raiders

    The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team based in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

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  • Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore.

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  • Carl Nassib

    Carl Paul Nassib is an American football defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League . He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions,

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  • Lamar Jackson

    Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League . While playing college football at Louisville, he won the Heisman Trophy,

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