Desean Jackson fumbles first catch with Raiders who go on to lose big to Chiefs

In a game like the Raiders had against the Chiefs Sunday night, there wasn’t really a play you could point to as a turning point. It was more of an overall collapse that just seemed to just spiral out of control late. There was, however, one play you could point to that really took the air out of the building and removed any shot the Raiders may have had to get back in it.

After falling down 17-7 in the first half, the third quarter started just as the Raiders would’ve hoped. Derek Carr connected with Zay Jones for 22 yards and then Bryan Edwards on a 37-yard touchdown pass to bring it to a 17-14 game.

The Chiefs answered right back with a touchdown drive of their own to pull back to a ten-point lead, but if the Raiders could answer again, we’d simply have the makings of a shootout.

On the third play of the next possession, newly signed Desean Jackson got open deep and Carr aired it out to him. The pass was a little underthrown, but Jackson still caught it. But instead of going straight for the end zone, Jackson tried making a move on closing defender Rashad Fenton and had the ball knocked out.

The whole thing was so confusing to watch. All you could do was speculate what Jackson was thinking. That he was trying to do something special and instead he blew it.

While you don’t expect Jackson to be up to speed with the Raiders offense in the short few days he’s been with the team, you do expect that when he has a ball in his hands, he knows what to do with it.

“I just encouraged him. Just keep going. That’s all we can do,” Derek Carr said of what he told Jackson after the play. “There’s so much time left in the game. He’s just trying to make a play. I don’t fault him. But he’ll watch it, he’ll learn from it however, EB will talk to him and he’ll grow from it. But he’s a good player. Lot of speed out there. He helped set their safeties back a little farther when he’s on the field, it was good to see.”

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