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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 28 Baltimore Ravens 27


Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders 28-27 road victory against the Baltimore Ravens, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 28, Ravens 27

The Raiders won their third consecutive road game, defeating the Ravens by a score of 28-27 improving Oakland's record to 3-1.

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The win gives the Silver and Black a two-game winning streak against the Ravens and the franchise's first win over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium, bringing the all-time series to 6-3 in favor of Baltimore.

With the win, Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio is off to his first 3-1 start as a head coach since the 2007 season with the Jacksonville Jaguars when he led the team to the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs.

The Raiders' victory gives the team their first 3-0 start on the road since 2000 when they started 4-0 away from home.

QB Derek Carr

QB Derek Carradded another four-touchdown performance to his career, tossing scores to WR Seth Robertsand three to WR Michael Crabtree. The four touchdowns for Carr mark the third time he has recorded four in a game.

Carr's three touchdown passes to Crabtree are the most in a game to any one player of his career thus far.

Carr's passer rating of 123.4 also marks the ninth time in his career with a passer rating of 100.0 or more.

Carr finished the day throwing for 199 yards on 25-of-35 passing (71.4 percent) with four touchdowns.

WR Michael Crabtree

On his second reception of the game, WR Michael Crabtree hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr with 4:14 left in the second quarter to put the Raiders up 14-3.

Crabtree grabbed his second touchdown of the game on a 13-yard pass from Carr early in the fourth quarter, marking Crabtrees' second multiple touchdown game with the Raiders, with his last multiple touchdown game coming on Nov. 8, 2015 at Pittsburgh (2).

Crabtree recorded his third touchdown of the game when he hauled in a 23-yard reception to put the Raiders ahead, 28-27, with 2:12 left in the game.

His three-touchdown performance marks the first time he's done so in his eight-year career and ties the second most receiving touchdowns in a single game in franchise history, with Jerry Porter being the last to do so on Dec. 19, 2004.

Crabtree has now caught 13 touchdown passes from Carr, the most from any other quarterback in his career passing Alex Smith (11).

Crabtree finished with seven receptions for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) with three touchdowns and now leads the team with four touchdowns this season. His performance also extended his consecutive games with at least three receptions in a game to 21.

RB Jalen Richard

Emerging as a top punt returner for the Raiders, RB Jalen Richard helped set up Oakland's first score of the game when he returned a punt 47 yards to Baltimore's 6-yard line. On the next play, QB Derek Carr connected with WR Seth Roberts for the first touchdown of the game.

Richard's 47-yard punt return is the longest punt return by a Raider since Phillip Adams' 47-yard return in Week 2 of 2012.

Richard finished the day returning three punts for 72 yards and three kickoffs for 66 yards. He added two carries for 15 yards and one catch for five yards.

**WR Seth Roberts


WR Seth Roberts recorded his third touchdown of the season on a 6-yard grab from QB Derek Carr with 1:32 left in the first quarter.

Roberts' third receiving touchdown of the year ties with former WR Rod Streater for the fourth most touchdowns by an undrafted Raiders player with eight.

With Roberts' 19-yard touchdown last week against Tennessee, he has now recorded a touchdown in back-to-back games for the second time in his career since doing so in Weeks 2 and 3 last season.

LB Bruce Irvin

At the start of the fourth quarter, LB Bruce Irvinrecorded the first sack of the day and his second as a Raider when he got to Joe Flacco for a 9-yard loss. On the play, Irvin forced a fumble that was recovered by DL Denico Autry, the first of his career.

Irvin's forced fumble marked the first time in his career he's done so in consecutive weeks, marking the first time a Raiders has done so since Nick Roach record one in three consecutive weeks of the 2013 season (Weeks 12-14).

Irvin is the first Raider to record three forced fumbles in the first four weeks of a season since Charles Woodson in 2002.

LB Cory James

Making his second consecutive start, LB Cory James led both teams with 15 tackles (12 solo). Fellow rookie S Karl Joseph finished second on the team with eight tackles.

James recorded his first career forced fumble with 8:56 left in the third quarter when he took down Terrance West.

LB Khalil Mack

DE Khalil Mackrecorded his first sack of the 2016 season when he took down Joe Flacco for a 7-yard loss.

Mack finished the day with six tackles (four solo) and a sack. 

P Marquette King

P Marquette Kingwas crucial in helping the Raiders win the field position battle in the win. King pinned the Ravens deep in the first half with four of his five punts being inside the 20-yard line.

King leads the league with seven punts downed inside the 10-yard line.

King finished with eight punts for 414 yards (51.8 avg.) with four punts inside the 20-yard line.

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