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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 24, Houston Texans 27

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For the final road game of their 49-day stretch away from home, the Raiders battled hard, but weren't able to come out victorious; here are the game notes presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 24, Texans 27

  • The Raiders fell to the Texans by a score of 24-27, bringing their season record to 3-4.
  • Oakland's all-time regular season series record against the Texans drops to 4-7, as they move to 1-1 against AFC South opponents.

Starters - Offense

WR Trevor Davis
LT Kolton Miller
LG Richie Incognito
C Rodney Hudson
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Trent Brown
TE Darren Waller
WR Tyrell Williams
QB Derek Carr
RB Josh Jacobs
FB Alec Ingold

Starters - Defense

DE Clelin Ferrell
DT Johnathan Hankins
DT P.J. Hall
DE Josh Mauro
SLB Tahir Whitehead
WLB Nicholas Morrow
CB Lamarcus Joyner
CB Daryl Worley
CB Trayvon Mullen
FS Erik Harris
SS Karl Joseph

Raiders Themes

  • The Raiders offense has recorded 16 scoring drives of 10-plus plays, ranking first in the NFL this season.
  • With two scoring drives of 70-plus yards in today's contest, the Raiders offense has recorded multiple 70-plus yard scoring drives in 6-of-7 games this season. 
  • The offensive line did not allow a sack for the third consecutive game and fourth time this season, becoming the only team in the NFL this season to hold four different teams without a sack. 
  • WR Tyrell Williams has recorded a receiving touchdown in five straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the third-longest streak in franchise history. 

Raiders Debuts

  • WR Zay Jones
  • Jones finished with 27 yards on two receptions (13.5 avg.) in his Raiders debut.

Individual Highlights

  • QB Derek Carr
  • On the Raiders first scoring drive of the game, Carr orchestrated an eight-play, 95-yard drive lasting 3:31, culminating in a 65-yard receiving touchdown by WR Hunter Renfrow
  • Carr's 65-yarder marks the fifth-longest passing touchdown of his career. 
  • Carr orchestrated a 10-play, 70-yard scoring drive lasting 4:43, culminating in an eight-yard touchdown reception by TE Darren Waller to give the Raiders a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.
  • With two touchdown passes in the first half, Carr recorded his 39th career multi-touchdown game. Carr's 39 such games are tied for 11th-most in NFL history through a player's first six seasons. 
  • On the Raiders third scoring drive, Carr orchestrated a six-play, 77-yard drive lasting 2:35, which was capped by a 46-yard touchdown reception by WR Tyrell Williams to give the Raiders a 21-13 lead. 
  • Carr has now tossed three touchdowns in two consecutive contests against the Houston Texans. 
  • Carr passed for three touchdowns for the first time in 2019, marking his 18th career three-TD game, tied for 13th most in NFL history through a player's first six years.
  • Has 843 yards (281.0 avg.), seven touchdowns and a 100.1 passer rating in three career games against Houston.  
  • Recorded his fourth game in a row on the road and sixth in a row against AFC South opponents with two-plus touchdowns and a 100-plus passer rating.
  • Carr finished the day completing 18-of-30 attempts for 285 yards with three touchdowns for a passer rating of 125.0.
  • RB Josh Jacobs
  • Jacobs has the most rushing yards through a player's first seven career games in franchise history (620).
  • Jacobs has the fourth-most rushing yards in NFL history by a 21-year old through a player's first seven career games.
  • Jacobs continues to lead all rookie rushers in carries (124), rushing yards (620) and rushing touchdowns (four).
  • Jacobs finished with a team-high 66 rushing yards on 15 carries (4.4 avg.), adding 15 receiving yards on two catches. 
  • WR Hunter Renfrow
  • Renfrow recorded his first career touchdown on a career long 65-yard TD reception, marking the longest receiving play by the Raiders this season.
  • The 65-yard touchdown reception marks the longest receiving TD by a Raider since WR Amari Cooper's 87-yarder in Week 17 of the 2017 season.  
  • Renfrow finished with 88 yards on four receptions with one touchdown.
  • TE Darren Waller
  • Waller recorded his third touchdown of the season on an 8-yard reception from QB Derek Carr, bringing the Raiders lead to 14-7 early in the second quarter.
  • Waller recorded a receiving touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career. 
  • Waller ranks second amongst tight ends in catches (46), third in receiving yards (496) and tied for fourth in receiving touchdowns (three) through Week 8.
  • WR Tyrell Williams
  • Williams has recorded a receiving touchdown in five straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the third-longest streak in franchise history. 
  • Williams finished with three receptions for 91 yards (30.3 avg.) and one touchdown. 

Additional Notes

  • K Daniel Carlson converted on a 44-yard field goal and was true on three extra points.
  • P A.J. Cole punted six times for 292 yards (48.7 avg.) with a long of 57 yards, placing three punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • DE Maxx Crosby finished with six tackles and one forced fumble. Crosby is one of only three rookies in NFL with a sack (two), forced fumble (two) and pass defensed (two) this season. 
  • The Raiders totaled three sacks in the contest, coming from DT Johnathan Hankins, DE Arden Key and DE Benson Mayowa to bring the club's season total to 13.0.
  • DE Benson Mayowa has recorded a team-leading 5.5 sacks, tied for fifth-most in the AFC. 
  • LB Tahir Whitehead finished with a team-high 11 tackles (seven solo), marking his fifth game leading or tying for the team lead in tackles this season.

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