The game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the New England Patriots appeared like it was headed for overtime after a Vegas touchdown tied the game at 24 in the final minute. With three seconds on the clock the Pats appeared to run a draw play to running back Rhamondre Stevenson, then all hell broke loose.
RAIDERS WIN ON THE CRAZIEST NFL ENDING YOU’LL EVER SEE! pic.twitter.com/HrYH06WIsr
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Stevenson flipped the ball to receiver Jakobi Meyers who then retreated 20 yards towards midfield and tried to throw a backwards pass across the field to quarterback Mac Jones. Former Patriot linebacker Chandler Jones was is in the passing lane and grabbed the ball. Chandler steamrolled Mac and rumbled 48-yards to the winning touchdown with no time on the clock.
The question of why the Patriots would run such a play when they weren’t losing the game remains to be answered. Whatever the reason, it was one of the most memorable finishes in NFL history.