Raiders' first interception this season is absolutely bonkers

The Oakland Raiders needed a miracle to get their first interception of the season.

Oakland had amazingly not picked off one pass in their first 10 games. They had seen 357 pass attempts since their last interception when Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch faked a handoff and rolled left. He tried to force a ball into tight end Virgil Green, and it was broken up. But Raiders safety Reggie Nelson got a hand on it to keep it alive.

Then linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who had been knocked down defending Green, reached out while he was laying on the ground and hauled in the interception with one hand. It was an incredible play, and the Raiders went on to beat the Broncos 21-14.

Raiders linebacker NaVorro Bowman made a nifty INT of the Broncos on Sunday. (AP)


The Raiders set an NFL record by going their first 10 games without getting an interception. At least when they got their first interception, it was a memorable one.

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