In case you forgot, the Seattle Seahawks did not hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. Instead, Seahawks quarterback tried to pass to Ricardo Lockette, but New England Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler intercepted it, and sealed another New England title.
Since then, Lynch's teams have not learned.
Since the start of Super Bowl XLIX, teams have now thrown four times -- FOUR TIMES! -- at the 1-yard line with Marshawn Lynch on the field. Following Derek Carr's interception, those passers are 0-4 with 2 Int on those passes, per ESPN Stats & Information. https://t.co/wOH4A7WG6u— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 7, 2018
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders found themselves in that exact situation. The Raiders had to cut the Los Angeles Chargers' lead to 11 points, with first-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Instead of handing the ball off to Lynch, Derek Carr tried to pass to tight end Derek Carrier, and Melvin Ingram hauled in an interception.
Derek throws an interception in the end zone. That's three in five games. Lee Smith was the primary target, but never broke free. Went back across the field and threw it right to Ingram.
Again, hand the gosh darn ball to Marshawn on the 1 yard line.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) October 7, 2018
The Chargers then marched down the field to pad the lead to 23, and won 26-10. The Raiders fell to 1-4, and Carr may find himself inundated with mentions from @OldTakesExposed.