Gareon Conley intercepted Chase Daniel with less than two minutes remaining as the Oakland Raiders held off the Chicago Bears to win 24-21 in the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Rookie scored his second two touchdowns on the afternoon with five minutes to go and Oakland held on, although chicago had fought back from a deficit, scoring 21 points in the third quarter to take the head.
Oakland began to come to life after both teams traded first possessions in which flags prevented them from reaching range — and they brought the audience.
Culminating at a touchdown by Jacobs, a 10-play, 80-yard push was headed by Derek Carr as Oaklands offensive line asserted dominance.
Carr began fast, finish the quarter eight of nine for 78 yards, and the O-line of Oakland paved the way for Jacobs to give Oakland a 7-0 lead.
After Chase Daniel was picked off with Nicholas Morrow deep in Chicago territory, their perimeter doubled. Oakland was given a fresh set of downs at the target line by A holding penalty on Chicago corner May Fuller, and DeAndre Washington punched it in from 3 yards outside — sprung by wind Darren Waller by a block.
With Oaklands defense continued to maintain powerful, and the crime tacking on three points using a 41-yard Daniel Carlson area goal, the Raiders took a 17-0 lead into the half — upward 208 into 44 in total yards and 14 to 2 in first downs.
However, the Bears captured the spark they needed when a throw play from Carr to Jacobs went wrong.
After having been perfect up until there on crime, Carrs powerful throw went directly through the hands of the rookie. As a pile of Bears swarmed into the ball, it had been of course — former Raider Khalil Mack who created the retrieval.
Rookie back David Montgomery drove from 1 yard out, as the momentum was ridden by the Bears in their drive along with the comeback continued.
Daniel directed his group 89 yards in 12 plays to draw within three. A fantastic, top grab above a defender by Anthony Miller (for 32 yards) had the audience on their toes, and two plays later, Daniel gathered to his right, purchased time, also hauled across his body to Allen Robinson to get a four-yard touchdown.
It continued to become all Bears because they forced another punt, and when returner Tarik Cohen received the ball at his own 13, the minute he cut into his left that the Bears sideline was on its feet with their hands on the atmosphere to take it all the way home for a touchdown. Cohen was chased down, but his 71-yard sprint set up him at the Oakland 16.
A pass then drove into the corner of the end zone, and Robinson elevated to return along with his second score of the day and give Chicago their first lead of the afternoon in 21-17.
The early fourth quarter was with scores, but packaged with plays. He had been just one yard from scoring using an end-around before Sherrick McManis hit out the ball, with Prince Amukamara Following Trevor Davis raced for a kick return.
Robinson somehow managed to tap both his toes on the turf when falling to the ground and also being driven out of bounds onto a miraculous 32-yard catch to provide Chicago space to breathe, and they pinned Oakland deep at their very own eight-yard line with seven minutes remaining and a four-point shortage.
Then came the nights drive.
Jacobs started the 13-play, 92-drive with a dash for a first down, and he ended it with a dive on the Bears defense for the score. Oakland converted onto a fake punt, and Foster Moreau was involved as the Raiders drove the length of the field with Man of the Match Jacobs off off it with various plays.
Chicago attempted to battle back with just an last two-minute drill, but Daniel fired to the region of three Raider defenders, and just as Oakland kneeled to use up the rest minutes, Conley came down to seal the win.
The Bears follow up their bye week with a stretch: vs Saints at Rams, versus Detroit, in Eagles.
Oakland will continue their stint. They visit before going home to sponsor Chargers and the Lions in Weeks Nine and Ten, both the Packers and Texans.