Lightning strike: Raiders can’t catch Bolts after slow start

Lightning strike: Raiders can’t catch Bolts after slow start

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A slow start is becoming a familiar predicament for the Las Vegas Raiders, who have fallen behind by two touchdowns in three of their four games this season.

But a delayed kickoff because of a lightning threat — at a stadium with a roof?

That was a novel source of lateness for coach Jon Gruden and his Raiders before they faced the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night.

“It was almost like, what in the world is going on?” receiver Hunter Renfrow asked. “I mean, we’re in a dome, right? I bet you if you polled everybody in here, nobody would have guessed you could have a lightning delay. But obviously they responded better than we did to it, or we wouldn’t have come out and played the way we did in the first half.”

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