The Las Vegas Raiders did something against the Seattle Seahawks we have seen very little from them this season.
No really, three times to be exact.
This team is an offensive team, and I think we all know that. Even though that side of the ball struggles quite a bit, they also have moments where they look like they can be the best in the league.
The defense, on the other hand, is putrid. They have legit been one of the worst defenses in the league, and in one particular category are one of the worst.
This team does not get takeaways. They just don’t, and there isn’t one thing you can point the finger at to say why that is. It’s just been that way.
The defense had just three interceptions on the season before their Week 12 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.
Las Vegas was able to get their fourth interception of the game by way of linebacker Denzel Perryman, which was his first career interception.
That interception later led to a rushing touchdown in the very next play by Josh Jacobs, to put the Raiders up 21-13.
They also had another play before that interception that could have been another by safety Duron Harmon. Originally it looked as if he picked off Geno Smith in the back right corner of the end zone.
However, he didn’t maintain possession of the ball on the way down.
Either way, the score may not show it, but the Raiders’ defense has stepped up in Week 12. Even the pass rush is showing to be a bit better outside of Maxx Crosby, which it usually isn’t.
The Raiders are wanting to turn their season around, and they feel that it starts on defense, so they came to play.
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