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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24


Here are the game notes following the Oakland Raiders' 30-24 road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 30, Buccaneers 24

The Raiders won 30-24 in overtime to bring their record to 6-2, their first 6-2 start since the 2001 season when the club finished 10-6 and made it to the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

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Oakland holds a 5-0 record on the road, marking the first time the club has started the season 5-0 on the road since 1977 when John Madden led the Raiders to an 11-3 record and the AFC Championship game.

The victory increases the Raiders' advantage in the all-time regular season series to 7-2, with the Silver and Black winning three out of the last four matchups against Tampa Bay.

The win is the Raiders' first overtime victory since defeating the Chargers on Dec. 24, 2015 at home.

The Raiders are now 2-1 against NFC South opponents this season after beating the Saints in Week 1 and falling to the Falcons in Week 2

The win marks Head Coach Jack Del Rio first 6-2 start as a head coach in the National Football League. 

Game Themes

The offense led the way for the Raiders, tallying 626 total yards and tying a franchise record set on Oct. 25, 1964 against Denver.

The Raiders overcame a 10-point deficit to win for the second time this season, the first coming in the season-opener against the Saints.

Raiders finish with 500-yard passer and two 100-yard receivers. It marks the first time in franchise history a player has surpassed 500 yards through the air and first time the Raiders have had two 100-yard receiving performances in the same game since WR Amari Cooperand WR Seth Robertsdid so on Nov. 29, 2015.

QB Derek Carr becomes the third quarterback since 1991, age 25-or-under, to begin the season 5-0 on the road.

The Raiders are the only team in 2016 to have a 500-yard passer and two 100-yard receivers in the same game.

QB Derek Carr

QB Derek Carr'sfirst touchdown pass of the game marked his 14th straight game with a passing score through the air, the third longest active streak amongst quarterbacks in the NFL. His streak dates back to Week 12 in 2015 against the Titans.

His second passing score of the day came when he found WR Amari Cooper for a 34-yard score to give the Raiders their first lead of the game, 17-10.

Carr marched his team down the field, down by seven, on a nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in a TE Mychal Rivera touchdown reception. The 7-yard score was Carr's third touchdown pass of the day.

His third touchdown pass also marked the 10th time in his career he has thrown three scores through the air in a game, tying Marc Wilson for the fifth most in franchise history.

Carr's four-touchdown day ended with a 41-yard score on fourth down with under two minutes to play in overtime. It was the fifth time in his career recording at least four touchdowns in a game, tying Rich Gannon for third most in franchise history.

Carr's 500-yard day through the air is the 10th time surpassing 300 yards in his career and moves him into a tied for third all-time for most in team history with Jim Plunkett and Carson Palmer.

Carr finished with 513 yards through the air on 40-of-59 attempts with four touchdown passes and zero interceptions. His passer rating of 117.4 marks the 10th time doing so in his career, the seventh Raider to do so in 10-or-more games, while his 513-yard day through the air is a new career high and franchise record.

Carr is the third player in NFL history with 500 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions in a game, joining Ben Roethlisberger (2014) and Y.A. Tittle (1962).

Carr's seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter/overtime since 2015 is tied for the NFL lead.

WR Amari Cooper

The Raiders saw their first lead of the afternoon when QB Derek Carrorchestrated a seven-play, 67-yard drive lasting 3:43, culminating in a 34-yard touchdown pass to WR Amari Cooper.

On the touchdown reception, Cooper eclipsed 100-plus receiving yards for the fourth time this season to tie with Sammy Watkins for third most by a player 22-years old or younger.

With the Raiders trailing late in the fourth quarter, Carr found Cooper for a 31-yard reception to set up a game-tying touchdown to TE Mychal Rivera.

Cooper set career highs with 173 receiving yards and 12 receptions (14.4 avg.). 

WR Seth Roberts

Going for it on fourth-and-4 with 1:55 left in overtime, QB Derek Carrhit WR Seth Roberts down the middle for a 41-yard game-winning touchdown.

The touchdown marks the third time Roberts has caught the game winning touchdown from Carr in his two years with the team.

Roberts finished the day with 69 yards on three catches (23.0 avg.) with one touchdown and a long of 41. 

T Donald Penn

In his return to Tampa Bay, the former BuccaneerT Donald Pennrecorded his first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard pass from QB Derek Carr. The first touchdown of the game for the Raiders came on the opening drive of the second half, an eight-play, 75-yard drive lasting 4:36, tying the game at 10-10.

Penn has caught six passes in his career, four of which were touchdowns.

Penn extended his streak of 147 consecutive starts, which is the third longest streak among active offensive linemen.

FB Jamize Olawale

QB Derek Carr opened the Raiders' second drive of the second quarter with Oakland's longest pass-play of the season, a 68-yard catch down the right side of the field toFB Jamize Olawale. The reception set up a first-and-goal for the Raiders, which resulted in a 31-yard field goal by K Sebastian Janikowski to put Oakland on the board.

The catch marked the longest of Olawale's four-year career, besting his previous long of 25 yards set in 2013.

TE Mychal Rivera With 1:43 left in the game, QB Derek Carr found TE Mychal Riverain the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown to tie the game at 24-24. Rivera's touchdown was the 10th of his career, the eighth most by a tight end in franchise history. 

WR Michael Crabtree

On third-and-3 in overtime, WR Michael Crabtree hauled in his fifth reception of the game, a 45-yard pass from QB Derek Carr to extend the drive.

Crabtree finished the day with 108 receiving yards on eight catches (13.5 avg.), the 10th 100-plus yard receiving game of his career and fifth of his career.

For the second time in their career, Crabtree and Cooper each post 100-plus receiving yards in a game. The duo first accomplished the feat on Sept. 20, 2015 against the Ravens when Crabtree and Cooper recorded 111 yards and 109 yards, respectively. 


The Raiders defense held the Buccaneers to just three points in the first quarter. So far this season, the Raiders have allowed just 16 points in the first quarter, the fewest in the AFC and the third fewest in the league.

Oakland, who enter today's game ranked seventh in the league in opponent third down conversion percentage (34.52 percent), held Tampa Bay to 4-13 (31 percent) on third-down conversion including a crucial three-and-out on the Buccaneers first possession in overtime.

DE Khalil Mack

With 5:19 left in the first quarter, DE Khalil Mack took down Jameis Winston for a 7-yard loss. The sack brought Mack's career total to 23, tying Darrell Russell for the fifth most in franchise history through a player's first three years with the team.

Mack continued his stellar performance in the second half, getting to Winston for his second sack of the game for a 5-yard loss on the first play of the Buccaneer's opening drive of the second half.

Mack's second sack of the game is his first multi-sack game of the season and the sixth of his career. Mack's last multi-sack game came on Dec. 13, 2015 when he tied a franchise record with five sacks against Denver.

Mack has now recorded a sack in three consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 12-15 last season, when he registered a sack in four straight games. 

P Marquette King

Following the Raiders opening drive of the game,P Marquette King booted a 67-yard punt to Tampa Bay's 20-yard line. The punt marked King's 20th punt this season of 50 yards or more, which leads the NFL.

King pinned Tampa Bay deep in the game, putting three of his five punts inside the 20 without a touchback.

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