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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 14 Minnesota Vikings 34

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The Silver and Black fell to the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium to notch their first road loss of the season; here are the game notes presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 14, Vikings 34

  • The Raiders fell to the Vikings by a score of 14-34, moving to 1-2 on the season.  
  • Oakland’s all-time regular season series record against the Vikings drops to 9-6.

Starters - Offense

WR Tyrell Williams
LT Kolton Miller
LG Richie Incognito
C Rodney Hudson
RG Jordan Devey
RT Trent Brown
WR J.J. Nelson
TE Darren Waller
QB Derek Carr
RB Josh Jacobs
FB Alec Ingold

Starters - Defense

DE Clelin Ferrell
DT Johnathan Hankins
DT Maurice Hurst
DE Arden Key
SLB Tahir Whitehead
MLB Vontaze Burfict
CB Lamarcus Joyner
CB Daryl Worley
CB Gareon Conley
S Lamarcus Joyner
S Karl Joseph

Game Themes

  • QB Derek Carr earned a passer rating of 103.7, marking the 25th time in his career surpassing the 100-point barrier and ranking first in franchise history through a player’s first six seasons.
  • TE Darren Waller recorded the most receiving yards in a single-game by a tight end in the NFL this season with 134 yards in today’s contest. He is the first Raiders’ tight end since 2012 to record at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in a single contest.
  • WR Tyrell Williams became the third Raider in franchise history to record at least one receiving touchdown in each of his first three weeks of the season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989) and Art Powell (1963).

Individual Highlights

  • QB Derek Carr
  • Carr orchestrated a seven-play, 75-yard scoring drive lasting 3:40 in the second quarter, culminating in a 29-yard receiving touchdown by WR J.J. Nelson.
  • On the Raiders’ second scoring drive, Carr orchestrated an eight-play, 75-yard drive lasting 2:22 that was capped by WR Tyrell Williams’ 11-yard touchdown reception. 
  • Carr finished the day completing 27-of-34 attempts for 242 yards with one touchdown for a passer rating of 103.7.
  • Carr earned a passer rating of 103.7, marking the 25th time in his career surpassing the 100-point barrier and ranking first in franchise history through a player’s first six seasons.
  • RB Josh Jacobs
  • Jacobs recorded a team-high 44 yards rushing on 10 carries (4.4 avg.), with an 18-yard long. 
  • Jacobs’ 228 yards on the ground through Week 3 of his rookie season rank second-most in franchise history among all rookies through the first three weeks of play, trailing only Darren McFadden’s 252 yards posted in 2008.
  • Jacobs currently ranks fifth in the NFL and third in the AFC with 228 rushing yards. 
  • WR J.J. Nelson
  • Nelson hauled in his first career reception as a Raider for a 29-yard touchdown, which marks the longest receiving touchdown this season for the Raiders. 
  • Nelson finished with four receptions for 36 yards (9.0 avg.) and one touchdown.  
  • TE Darren Waller
  • Waller became just the second Raiders tight end in club history recording at least 50 receiving yards in each of his first three contests of the season (Brandon Myers - 2012).
  • Waller recorded at least five receptions in three consecutive contests for the first time in his career. 
  • His 134 receiving yards on 13 receptions both mark single-game highs by a tight end in the NFL this season.
  • Waller is the first Raiders’ tight end since 2012 to record at least 10 receptions and 100 receiving yards in a single contest. 
  • Waller surpassed Todd Christensen for the most receptions (26) by a Raiders tight end in franchise history through the first three weeks of the season. 
  • His 134 receiving yards ranks tied for ninth-most by a tight end in a single game in franchise history (Todd Christensen – 1985, Mike Dyal – 1989).
  • Waller’s 267 receiving yards are the most by a Raiders tight end in franchise history through the first three weeks of the season. 
  • His 13 receptions are tied for third-most in a single contest in franchise history (Darren McFadden – 2012, Tim Brown – 2002).
  • His 26 receptions rank first in the NFL among all receivers, while his 267 receiving yards rank second-most amongst tight ends through Week 3. 
  • Waller led the Raiders in receptions for the third consecutive week, setting new career highs with 13 receptions and 134 yards.
  • WR Tyrell Williams
  • On a 11-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, Williams became the third receiver in franchise history to record at least one receiving touchdown in each of the first three weeks of the season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989) and Art Powell (1963).
  • Williams finished with three receptions for 29 yards and one touchdown.  

Additional Notes

  • P A.J. Cole punted four times for 217 yards (54.3 avg.) with a long of 60 yards, placing two punts inside the 20-yard line.

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