It took a last-second field goal from kicker Chris Boswell, but the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders 38-35 Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.
With the loss, the Raiders fall to 4-4, and must now shift their attention to their Week 10 matchup with the Minnesota Vikings; however, before they look ahead, let's take a look at who played against the Steelers and for how many snaps, and see what we can learn from taking a closer look at the numbers.
Shifts Along the line, But Carr Stays Clean –Three of the five Raiders offensive linemen, J'Marcus Webb, Austin Howard and Gabe Jackson, played all 70 snaps Sunday, keeping quarterback Derek Carr clean once again.
Left tackle Donald Penn played 69 snaps (99%), and although center Rodney Hudson was able to just play 54 (77%), Tony Bergstrom filled in his absence, playing 16 snaps (23%) in relief.
Have a day, Michael Crabtree– The talented wide receiver enjoyed an impressive day Sunday in Pittsburgh, playing 63 snaps (90%) in the team's loss to the Steelers.
Crabtree finished the day with a team-leading 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game-tying score with just over a minute left in regulation.
Reece Steps In For The Tay Train– Running back Latavius Murray was forced to leave Sunday's game in Pittsburgh early due to a concussion, but fullback Marcel Reece filled in admirably in his absence, playing 28 snaps (40%) and carrying the ball 3 times for 21 yards.
Charles Woodson Battles Through Injury– The future Hall of Famer isn't healthy, but that didn't stop him from playing 79 total snaps (93%), Sunday against the Steelers.
Playing with just one usable arm for most of the afternoon, Woodson finished the game with 8 total tackles and 1 pass defensed.
Aldon Smith Gets Active–Smith played 71 snaps (84%) against the Steelers defense, and made the most of his time on the field, totaling 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 quarterback hits and also produced the lone sack for the Silver and Black's defense.
Malcolm Smith Remains Reliable– In what has become a trend in recent weeks, Smith played 84 snaps (99%) against the Steelers. Smith totaled 3 total tackles and 1 tackle for loss on the day.