AP Sports Writer
Marlon Humphrey was beaten so badly on the winning touchdown that he slowed to a jog while the pass was still in the air.
It was that kind of night for Baltimore’s secondary.
The Ravens arrived in Las Vegas determined to show that they could still play to their usual standard despite a rash of preseason injuries.
Instead, Baltimore fell 33-27 to the Raiders in overtime — and it was hard not to think about the missing players who could have helped.
Much of the attention lately has been on Baltimore’s backfield, which was ravaged by season-ending injuries to J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. But the secondary was hurting too with Marcus Peters (knee) gone for the year and Jimmy Smith (ankle) out for this game.
Derek Carr threw for 435 yards and two touchdowns for Las Vegas, and with the game on the line, the Ravens could do little to slow the Raiders. Las Vegas scored on four of its final five possessions, and the one stop by Baltimore came on a fluky interception that caromed to Anthony Averett in the end zone in overtime.
That interception gave the Ravens new life, but the offense couldn’t take advantage, and when Lamar Jackson lost a fumble for the second time in the game, Baltimore was on the ropes again. Carr ended it with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Zay Jones.
“That ticked me off. I hate fumbles,” Jackson said. “I hate any type of turnover.”
The Ravens led 14-0 at one point and took a 27-24 lead on Justin Tucker’s field goal with 37 seconds remaining — only for the defense to allow two quick completions, which put Las Vegas in position for a long field goal that forced overtime.