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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos

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Raiders 27, Broncos 14

  • The Raiders defeated the Denver Broncos by a score of 27-14, bringing Oakland’s record to 4-11 on the season.
  • The Silver and Black improve to 63-52-2 in the all-time regular season series against the Broncos.
  • The Raiders improve to 1-4 against AFC West opponents this season and improve their all-time record to 39-29-1 in Monday Night Football Primetime games.
  • The win marks Oakland’s third consecutive victory against Denver at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum dating back to 2016.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
T Kolton Miller
G Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Denzelle Good
T Brandon Parker  
TE Jared Cook 
WR Dwayne Harris
WR Seth Roberts 
QB Derek Carr
RB Doug Martin

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT P.J. Hall
DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Arden Key
LB Nicholas Morrow
LB Tahir Whitehead     
CB Rashaan Melvin
CB Nick Nelson
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Erik Harris
S Karl Joseph

Game Themes

  • WR/RS Dwayne Harris recorded the Raiders first punt return for a touchdown since 2008 with a 99-yard return, which ties for the second-longest punt return in NFL history.
  • The Raiders posted a first-half shutout for the second time this season after holding the Broncos scoreless in Week 2.
  • RB Doug Martin recorded his first 100-yard game of the 2018 campaign and added one score.
  • Oakland’s defense held the opposing quarterback to less than 300 passing yards for the ninth consecutive week.

Individual Highlights

K Daniel Carlson

  • Carlson split the uprights from 43 yards out with 23 seconds left in the first half to give the Raiders a 17-point lead, capping an 11-play, 55-yard drive lasting 4:02.
  • Carlson split the uprights for the second time with 4:38 left in the fourth quarter from 45 yards out.
  • Carlson has connected on 14 straight field goals since Week 10, tied for third most in the NFL during that span.
  • Carlson finished the day two-of-two on field goals and was true on all three PATs.

QB Derek Carr

  • Carr orchestrated the Raiders first touchdown drive of the game, a 9-play, 89-yard drive lasting 5:35 that culminated in a 24-yard rushing touchdown by Doug Martin.
  • On a 10-yard pass to RB Jalen Richard with 3:23 remaining in the first half, Carr passed Ryan Tannehill for the fifth most passing yards through a player’s first five years with 18,554.
  • Carr led the offense down the field again in the fourth quarter, orchestrating a 12-play, 72-yard drive that lasted 7:20 and culminated in a 3-yard rush by Richard to give the club a 24-7 lead.
  • Carr recorded his 10th consecutive game without an interception, extending his interception-less streak of 325 passes, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.
  • Carr completed 19-of-26 passes for 167 yards, earning a passer rating of 89.7. Carr currently ranks eighth in the NFL with 357 completions on the season.

TE Jared Cook

  • On a 14-yard pass in the first quarter, Cook moved into fifth place in club history for most receiving yards in a season, surpassing Dave Casper’s previous mark of 852 yards.
  • Cook finished with two receptions for 20 yards, continuing to rank fourth amongst tight ends in the NFL this season with 868 receiving yards.

WR/RS Dwayne Harris

  • Harris returned the Broncos opening punt 99 yards for a touchdown, marking the longest punt return in the NFL this season, passing Tyreek Hill’s 91-yard return in Week 1.
  • Harris’ return also marks the longest punt return in franchise history, passing Greg Pruitt’s 97- yard return for the 1983 Los Angeles Raiders.
  • Harris’ return marks the first Raiders special team’s touchdown since Jacoby Fords’ 101-yard kickoff return in 2011.
  • Harris’ 99-yard punt return ties Patrick Peterson for the second-longest punt return in NFL history.
  • Harris finished the day with 106 punt return yards on two returns (53.0 avg.), while also leading the special teams unit with two tackles.

RB Doug Martin

  • With 7:56 left in the first half, Martin put the Raiders on the board with a 24-yard touchdown run, capping a 9-play, 89-yard drive lasting 5:35.
  • Martin’s 24-yard touchdown run marks his longest rushing touchdown since Week 17 of the 2012 season.
  • Martin surpassed 100 yards on the ground in the contest, the first time he’s reached the milestone since Week 11 of the 2015. It marks the 12th time of his career he’s eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark.
  • Martins’ 107 yards rushing mark the Raiders first 100-yard rusher since Marshawn Lynch’s 130-yard performance against Cleveland in Week 4 of the 2018 season.
  • Martin finished the day with 107 yards on 21 carries (5.1 avg.), adding one receptions for nine yards.

RB Jalen Richard

  • On a 10-yard reception in the third quarter, Richard passed Darren McFadden for the second-most receiving yards by a Raiders running back through his first three years with 1,040.
  • Richard recorded his first rushing touchdown of the year, a 3-yard touchdown that capped a 12-play, 72-yard drive that lasted 7:20 in the fourth quarter.
  • Richard finished the day with 11 yards on four carries with one touchdown, adding four receptions for 40 yards (10.0 avg.).

Other Notables

  • S Marcus Gilchrist recorded his team-high third interception on the season to set up a 45-yard FG by K Daniel Carlson four plays later.
  • S Erik Harris intercepted a Case Keenum pass with 3:51 remaining in the fourth quarter, recording an interception in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career.
  • S Karl Joseph recorded a sack in consecutive weeks for the first time in his career.
  • CB Rashaan Melvin led the team in stops for the first time this season, finishing the day with 12 tackles (11).
  • WR Jordy Nelson ended the game with team-high seven receptions for 75 yards. Nelson led the team in receptions for the second consecutive game.
  • P Johnny Townsend recorded a career-long 64-yard punt in the first quarter, successfully flipping the field for the Raiders to put the Broncos at their 21-yard line.

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