Josh McDaniels, the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, decided it was “acceptable” to try for a two-point conversion with about four minutes left in Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Las Vegas closed the gap on the lead to one point thanks to a touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Davante Adams.
Josh Jacobs was stopped short after taking the handoff from quarterback Derek Carr, so the Raiders decided against trying for a game-tying extra point and instead called a play for him. In the end, it cost the Raiders a 30-29 loss to the Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Social media users disagreed on whether it was appropriate to start a two-way conversation.
McDaniels had a justification.
“Felt like in that situation, we hadn’t really… obviously they had offensive momentum in the second half,” he said.
Despite this, the Raiders had a chance to win the game. Late in the fourth quarter, they advanced the ball to midfield before forcing the Chiefs to punt; they then needed approximately 10 to 15 yards for kicker Daniel Carlson to be in field goal range. They only needed one yard to gain the first down, but instead, they attempted two long passes.
Instead of attempting a game-tying extra point, the Raiders called a play for running back Josh Jacobs, who was stopped short after acquiring the handoff from quarterback Derek Carr.
It winds up costing the Raiders a 30-29 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium’s GEHA Field.
Netizens were partitioned over the decision to attempt a two-point conversion.