The New York Giants kept the Las Vegas Raiders out of the end zone after their first drive of the game on their way to a 23-16 win on Sunday.
Derek Carr led the Raiders (5-3, 2-2) on drives of 15, 8 and 10 plays in the second half, but could only come away with one field goal.
“I thought we completed all the way to last series of our last offensive drive,” said Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia. “We knew coming up we were playing a physical football team.”
Carr started the second half with an interception to the Giants Xavier McKinney, who took it 41 yards for a touchdown to give New York a 17-13 lead.
The Raiders answered with a Daniel Carlson field goal from 25 yards out, capping a 15-play drive. But that would be Las Vegas’ last score as Carr threw another interception and fumbled the ball away on their next two drives.
Graham Gano kicked a 38-yard field goal to put the Giants (3-6, 2-3) up by seven, 23-16, with 3:25 left in the game.
Carr threw for 296 yards on 30 of 46 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. He was sacked once.
Josh Jacob rushed 13 times for 76 yards and Darren Waller caught seven passes for 92 yards. Carr completed passes to seven different receivers as the Raiders looked to replace the production of Henry Ruggs III, who was released earlier this week after he was involved in a drunk driving crash that claimed the life of the other driver.
For the Giants, former Raider Devontae Booker rushed 21 times for 99 yards and quarterback Daniel Jones completed 15 of 20 passes for only 110 yards, but also a touchdown.
“We didn’t execute the way we have been” Bisaccia said. “We were off a little bit on some of those throws.”
Raiders led after first half
The Giants took the opening kickoff 75 yards on seven plays, scoring on a Daniel Jones 30-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram.
The Raiders answered on their first drive to tie the score at 7-7 as Carr hit Hunter Renfrow on a 2-yard scoring pass. The touchdown capped a 10-play 73-yard drive.
Early in the second quarter, the Raiders went up 10-7 on a 25-yard field goal by Carlson. The Raiders capitalized on a Jones fumble when he was sacked by Yannick Ngakoue at the Giants 34 yard line.
The Raiders had a first and goal from the Giants 9 yard line, but Carr missed on two passes and the Raiders had to kick the field goal.
The Giants answered to tie the game on a Gano 35-yard field goal with 3:28 left before halftime.
That left enough time for the Raiders to march 58 yards on 10 plays capped by another Carlson field goal from 32 yards out as the Raiders led, 13-10, at the half.