The opening season for the Raiders in Las Vegas proved to be a bit of a dud. With no fans allowed at games, the Raiders stumbled to a 2-6 record at home in their first season since moving from Oakland and missed the playoffs for the 17th time in 18 seasons. Now they get a second chance at an opening when they welcome in fans for the first time in the regular season when they get to show off their fancy new digs on Monday night against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Derek Carr remembers waking up in a panic, stressing the night before every practice. It’s been quite some time, the eight-year veteran said Thursday, since nerves and anxiety have had him rattled. In fact, Carr is looking forward to a good night’s rest before what will be arguably the biggest season-opener of his career. The Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens in the first “Monday Night Football” game of the season, at Allegiant Stadium, which sits a Hail Mary pass away from the Las Vegas. Strip.