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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 17 Baltimore Ravens 30


Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 17, Ravens 30

The Raiders were defeated by the Ravens by a score of 30-17 and drop to 2-3 on the season, snapping a six-game winning streak as the home team, dating back to Nov. 6, 2016.

The loss moves the all-time regular season series to 3-7 in favor of the Ravens, and snaps a two-game winning streak over Baltimore's club.

Now at 2-3, the Silver and Black will have divisional matchups against the Chargers and Chiefs in back-to-back weeks to finish their three-game homestand. 

Game Highlights

WR Derek Carr scored in his return to action this week, notching his 25th career 20-plus-yard touchdown reception.

S Karl Joseph led both teams in tackles (nine).

QB EJ Manueltossed his first touchdown pass in a Raiders uniform and first since Oct. 25, 2015.

Starters - Offense

WR Michael Crabtree

T Donald Penn

LG Kelechi Osemele

C Rodney Hudson

RG Jon Feliciano

RT Marshall Newhouse

TE Jared Cook

WR Amari Cooper

QB EJ Manuel

RB Marshawn Lynch

WR Seth Roberts

**Starters - Defense


DE Mario Edwards Jr.

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

NT Justin Ellis

DE Khalil Mack

SLB Bruce Irvin

MLB Marquel Lee

WLB Cory James

LCB TJ Carrie

RCB Sean Smith

FS Reggie Nelson

SS Karl Joseph


WR Michael Crabtree

After missing Week 4 with a chest injury, Crabtree returned to the field and hauled in his longest reception of the season, a 41-yard touchdown pass from QB EJ Manuel. The reception culminated a 6-play, 75-yard drive last 2:46 and brought the game to 21-10, Ravens.

The score was Crabtree's 25th career receiving touchdown of at least 20 yards.

The score by Crabtree was also his fifth in the last three contests against the Ravens.

Crabtree recorded his 99th game with at least three receptions, and 80th career game with at least four.

Crabtree finished as the team's leading receiver in both receptions (six) and yards (82), adding one touchdown reception. In four games played, Crabtree has reached at least 80 yards in three contests.

RB Marshawn Lynch

With 3:46 left in the third quarter, Lynch made his way into the end zone on a 3-yard rush, which culminated a 12-play, 65-yard drive lasting 4:42.

Lynch's 3-yard rushing score was the 76th of his career, tied for 22nd-most all-time in NFL history. The score also marked consecutive home games in which Lynch has found the end zone.

Lynch ended the day with 12 carries for 43 yards (3.6 avg.), one touchdown with a long rush of nine yards.

QB EJ Manuel

In his first start for the Silver and Black, Manuel helped put the Raiders on the board in their second offensive series by orchestrating a 12-play, 61-yard drive lasting 6:03, culminating with a 32-yard field goal by K Giorgio Tavecchio.

Down 21-3, Manuel jumpstarted the offense when he completed a 41-yard pass to WR Michael Crabtree for the Raiders' first touchdown of the day.

Manuel ended the first half of play with a passer rating of 133.8, good for the second-best first-half passer rating of his career, trailing only his Week 4 performance in 2013 when he recorded a 146.8 rating through the first two quarters.

Manuel picked up a key first down in the Ravens red zone to extend the drive late in the third quarter. His 10-yard run set up the Raiders' second touchdown of the game, a 3-yard score by RB Marshawn Lynch.

Manuel finished the day 13-of-26 passing for 159 yards and one touchdown, earning a passer rating of 82.1 in his first start on the team.

Special Teams

P Marquette King

King entered Week 5 leading the league in punting average (52.6) and had another solid performance, averaging 49.3 yards per kick on four total punts with a long of 62 yards.

K Giorgio Tavecchio

With 5:07 remaining in the first quarter, Tavecchio booted a 32-yard field goal attempt through the uprights, culminating a 12-play, 61-yard drive.

Tavecchio finished one-of-one kicking on the day and added two PATs. Tavecchio will enter Week 6 perfect on field goals (8/8) and PATs (12/12) this season.

Other Notables

LB/DE James Cowserforced his first career fumble midway through the fourth quarter. Cowser finished with three tackles (two solo).

S Karl Josephled both teams in tackles, finishing with nine stops (six solo).

WR Cordarrelle Pattersonadded a 31-yard return on the team's opening offensive drive. Entering the game, Patterson led the league in average yards per kickoff return, and improved his average to 29.9 yards per return following today's game.

T Donald Penn started in his 161st consecutive regular season game, tied for the second-most starts among active offensive lineman.

RB Jalen Richard was effective, adding nine carries for 37 yards (4.1 avg.) with a 14-yard long. Richard has 24 carries for 128 yards (5.3 avg.) on the season.

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