The Oakland Raiders won again Sunday, this time convincingly beating the New York Jets 34-20 at O.co Coliseum.
The Silver and Black currently hold a 4-3 record and next on the horizon is a road matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers; however, let's take a look at who played against the Jets, and for how many snaps, and see what we can learn from taking a closer look at the numbers.
Derek Carr Stays Clean, Again– After allowing one sack against San Diego, the offensive line kept quarterback Derek Carr clean and did not allow a sack against the Jets. They played all 63 snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets, and in addition to giving Carr time to operate, they also propelled the run game, paving the way for running back Latavius Murray who ended the day with 113 yards on the ground.
Michael Crabtree Leads The Team In Receiving –Crabtree played 44 snaps (70%) Sunday afternoon at O.co Coliseum, hauling in 7 receptions for 102 yards and 1 touchdown. Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper played 57 snaps (90%) and chipped in with 5 catches for 46 yards himself.
Taiwan Jones Provides A Spark– Jones only played 8 offensive snaps (13%) against the Jets, but he sure made the most of his time on the field, rushing the ball twice and also taking his lone catch 59 yards for a touchdown. In addition to his work on offense, Jones played 18 special teams snaps, returning 4 kickoffs for 101 yards.
Malcolm Smith Goes The Distance– Linebacker Malcolm Smith played all 73 defensive snaps Sunday, finishing the game with 5 total tackles, including 1 tackle for loss.
Charles Woodson Strikes Again– The ageless wonder played 72 snaps (99%) against the Jets, totaling 4 total tackles and 1 pass defensed. He also intercepted an errant Geno Smith pass to give him his NFL-leading fifth interception of the season.
Mario Edwards Jr. Steps Up– Rookie defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., was on the field for 63 defensive plays (86%) Sunday afternoon at O.co Coliseum. He was a disruptive force all day and finished the game with 4 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 quarterback hit.