Running Back Marshawn Lynch
Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders 24-17 win over the New York Giants, presented by Microsoft Surface.
Raiders 24, Giants 17
The Raiders defeated the Giants by a score of 24-17 to improve their record in 2017 to 6-6.
The victory marks the eighth win over the Giants in the all-time regular season series, giving the club an overall record of 8-5.
The win snaps a three-game losing skid to the Giants, with the Silver and Black’s previous victory over the Giants coming on Nov. 25, 2001 in New York.
The Raiders’ victory marks their first win over the NFC East this season. The Raiders are now 1-1 with their loss coming to the Redskins in Week 3 and will play the Cowboys and Eagles in Week 15 and 16.
The win gives Oakland its second two-game winning streak of the season, with the first coming in Week 1 and 2 against the Titans and Jets.
The Raiders are now tied for the division lead with the Chiefs and the Chargers, with their second matchup against Kansas City coming next week at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Raiders held their opponent to under 300 total yards for the second consecutive game.
The Raiders moved to 8-0 since 2016 when the team rushes for at least two scores.
QB Derek Carr extended his touchdown streak to 13 consecutive games.
LB Bruce Irvin registered his third forced fumble of the year.
*RB Marshawn Lynch *recorded his first 100-yard day on the ground in Silver and Black.
DE Khalil Mack recorded a sack for the third consecutive game.
*WR Cordarrelle Patterson *led the team in receiving yards for the second consecutive game.
**Starters - Offense
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
T Donald Penn
LG Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Jared Cook
WR Seth Roberts
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
WR Johnny Holton
Starters - Defense
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
DT Eddie Vanderdoes
NT Justin Ellis
DE Khalil Mack
SLB Bruce Irvin
MLB NaVorro Bowman
WLB Nicholas Morrow
LCB Sean Smith
RCB TJ Carrie
FS Reggie Nelson
SS Karl Joseph
For the first time all season, the Raiders’ defense began the game with three straight three-and-outs. It marked the second week in a row where the defense began the game with at least two consecutive three-and-outs.
The Raiders’ defense held the Giants to just seven points in the first half, marking the second consecutive game the team has held their opponent to seven-or-less first-half points.
The Raiders’ defense held the Giants to 265 total net yards in today’s contest (200 passing, 65 rushing), marking the first time the team has held an opposing offense to less than 300 total yards in consecutive contests since Weeks 8 and 9 of 2016 (Buccaneers - 270, Broncos - 299).
The Raiders’ defense held the Giants to just a 35.7 percent (5-of-14) conversion rate on third down today. Their average for the year before today was 45.0 percent.
DL Denico Autry
Autry stopped the Giants on their final offensive drive by taking down QB Geno Smith for a 3-yard loss with just 1:52 remaining in the contest.
Autry recorded a sack in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Autry’s four sacks on the season are a new single-season career high for him.
LB NaVorro Bowman
Bowman recorded his first fumble recovery as a member of the Silver and Black, picking up a loose ball from a LB Bruce Irvin forced fumble in the second quarter. His fumble recovery marked his first since the final week of the 2013 season.
Bowman ended the day tied for the team lead with nine tackles, the fifth time since joining the team he’s finished as the team’s leading tackler.
QB Derek Carr
Carr orchestrated a 3-play, 60-yard drive lasting 1:31, which culminated in a 51-yard touchdown run by *RB Marshawn Lynch *on the Raiders opening drive of the game.
Carr helped the Raiders take the lead again in the second quarter as he led a 12-play, 47-yard drive lasting 5:16, which culminated in a 39-yard field goal by K Giorgio Tavecchio.
Carr led the Raiders down the field in the fourth quarter, orchestrating an 8-play, 79-yard drive lasting 4:42, culminating in a 9-yard rush by RB DeAndre Washington.
A 4-play, 68-yard drive lasting just 1:53 put the game out of reach with 3:23 remaining when Carr found *WR Johnny Holton *from nine yards out.
Carr extended his touchdown streak to 13 games with the score to Holton.
Carr finished completing 22 of his 36 attempts for 287 yards and one touchdown, earning a passer rating of 95.5.
WR Johnny Holton
Starting for the first time in his career, Holton hauled in a critical toe-tapping 16-yard reception on the sideline in the fourth quarter to put the offense at the 9-yard line. *RB DeAndre Washington *capped off the drive on the very next play with a 9-yard rushing score.
Holton put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter with his third touchdown reception of the season to give the Raiders a 10-point lead with just over three minutes remaining.
Holton finished with three receptions for 39 yards (13.0 avg.) and one touchdown.
LB Bruce Irvin
Irvin recorded his third forced fumble of the season when he sacked QB Geno Smith in the second quarter for a 7-yard loss.
The sacked brings his season total to 5.5, marking consecutive games with a sack after recording two in Week 12 against Denver.
The Raiders moved to 9-2 when Irvin sacks the quarterback.
Irvin finished with a season-high eight tackles (seven solo), two for loss, in addition to his strip-sack.
RB Marshawn Lynch
Lynch recorded a season-high 51-yard run on the Raiders opening drive, which culminated a 3-play, 60-yard drive lasting 1:31. Lynch accounted for all 60 yards on the drive.
His 51-yard touchdown rush marked his fourth rushing touchdown of 50-or-more yards and his longest since recording a 79-yard rushing touchdown on Dec. 21, 2014 at Arizona.
On his touchdown run, Lynch joined Adrian Peterson as the only other active rusher with at least 80 career scores on the ground.
Lynch finished the first half with 80 rushing yards, his most in a first half since Week 15 of 2012 against the Bills (100).
With his first carry of the fourth quarter and 16th of the game, Lynch crossed the 100-yard barrier for the first time in Silver and Black. Lynch’s 100-plus yard game marked the Raiders first since Latavius Murray did so on Dec. 8, 2016 at Kansas City.
Lynch totaled 101 yards on the ground on 17 carries (5.9 avg.) and added two receptions for 20 yards (10.0 avg.).
DE Khalil Mack
In the final seconds of the first half, Mack recorded his first strip-sack of the season when he took down QB Geno Smith at the 4-yard line to prevent the Giants from tacking on last-second points in the first half.
Mack has now recorded a sack in three straight games for the second time this season.
Mack ended with four tackles (three solo) in addition to his strip-sack of Smith.
Mack now has 37.5 sacks, just one shy of Derrick Burgess for sixth on the club’s all-time list.
Mack’s 33.5 sacks since 2015 are tied for the second-most in in the NFL with Von Miller during that span, trailing only Chandler Jones of the Arizona Cardinals (36.5).
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Patterson started for the second time this season, and for the second game in a row he led the team in receiving yards.
On what would be the drive that put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter, Patterson notched his longest reception of the season, a 59-yarder that he caught at the line of scrimmage and scampered down the sideline to set up a *WR Johnny Holton *touchdown reception.
Patterson finished with four receptions for 97 yards (24.3 avg.).
His receiving output of 97 yards are the second-most in his career, and most since Week 14 of his rookie season in 2013 when he tallied 141 yards on five receptions against the Ravens.
RB DeAndré Washington
Washington recorded his second rushing touchdown of the season with a 9-yard carry with 10:18 left in the game, which was the culmination of a 8-play, 79-yard drive lasting 4:42.
Washington ended the day with six carries for 16 yards with one touchdown.
P Marquette King
King pinned the Giants inside the 20-yard line two times today, one that was downed inside the 5-yard line.
King’s 14 punts inside the 10-yard line and five inside the 5-yard line in 2017 both are tied for first in the NFL.
King punted four times on the day for 200 yards (50.0 avg.) with a long of 62 yards.
*WR Seth Roberts *made his sixth start of the season, tying a single-season career high. Roberts finished as the team’s leader in receptions (five) and totaled 46 yards (9.2 avg.).
T Donald Penn extended his starting streak to 168 games, the longest active streak in the NFL among offensive lineman. *WR Isaac Whitney *made his NFL debut on both offense and special teams, helping pin one of *P Marquette King’s *punts inside the 5-yard line.