LAS VEGAS — No, Ramondre Stevenson and Jacoby Myers didn’t have to throw onside kicks on the final play of Sunday’s Patriots-Raiders game.
But Mack Jones would make up for their mistakes if he could take down Chandler Jones.
The New England quarterback chose to focus on that aspect after an absurd last-second touchdown in his team’s stunning 30-24 loss to Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium.
“I’ve got to deal with the guy,” Mack Jones said. “It’s about me. it’s my fault. I’ll fight him, then we’ll go to overtime, so it’s up to me. I have to do this. Not good enough for me. What is it? I’ve got to handle it and play for overtime, so it’s on me.”
Mack Jones was at a significant size disadvantage on the play, at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds over Chandler Jones’ 6-5, 260. When the former Patriots quarterback intercepted Meyers’ pass with zeros on the clock, he. Hit the QB with a brutal stiff arm and then raced 48 yards into the end zone. Hunter Henry and linebacker Mike Onwenu gave chase, but neither reached the Raiders’ 5-yard line.
Mack Jones also offered his support for Myers, who has been Jones’ undisputed No. 1 since the second-year signal-caller entered the NFL last season. Myers and Stevenson both took responsibility for the ugly sequence, saying they should have gone out and played for overtime rather than trying to, in Myers’ words, “be the hero.”