GAME NOTES: Raiders Topple Baltimore Ravens 37-33

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Raiders Top Ravens, 37-33**

  • The Raidersimproved to 1-1 with a Week 2 win over the Baltimore Ravens, 37-33. The win snaps a four-game losing streak against Baltimore, bringing the Raiders' record to 2-6 all-time against the Ravens, and 2-1 at O.co Coliseum (last win: 20-12, Dec. 14, 2003).* *
  • The win marks the Raiders' fourth victory in the last five regular season home games, bringing the team's record to 4-1 at the O.co Coliseum since Nov. 20, 2014.
  • The 37-point performance marks the Raiders' most ever against the Ravens, and the team's first 30-point game since posting 31 on Dec. 15, 2013 vs. KC.
  • The offense* *put 20 points on the board in the first half by posting 10 points in each of the first two quarters. The 20-point half is the Raiders' biggest scoring half since posting 21 points in the second half, Nov. 2, 2014 at Sea. It also marked the most first-half points since a 21-point half, Nov. 27, 2014 at Dal.

Carr Leads the Comeback

  • QB Derek Carrfinished the game 30-of-46 passing for a career-high 351 yards with three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 100.9. Carr now has three three-touchdown games and 24 career touchdown passes, moving him ahead of George Blanda for 13th in franchise annals.
  • Carrcompleted his second career fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive when he capped off a 9-play, 65-yard drive (1:44) with a 12-yard touchdown pass to WR Seth Robertsin the game's final minute.
  • The 351-yard performance marks Carr's second career 300-yard passing game, making him the first Raiders player with more than one 300-yard game through his first three NFL seasons.
  • Carrwas able to effectively spread the ball around, with 10 different players recording receptions. The team had three 50-yard receivers (Michal Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Andre Holmes) for the first time since Oct. 26, 2014 at Cle. (Holmes, Mychal Rivera and James Jones).

Cooper and Crabtree Each Post 100-Yard Games

  • Rookie WR Amari Cooper(seven rec., 109 yards)*andWR Michael Crabtree *(nine rec., 111 yards) became the first pair of Raiders receivers to each post 100 receiving yards in a game since Darrius Heyward-Bey (130 yards) and Denarius Moore (rookie, 101 yards) did so on Jan. 1, 2012 vs. SD.
  • This also marks the first time since Dec. 31, 2005 that the Raiders had two receivers with 100 receiving yards and one touchdown each (Randy Moss and Doug Gabriel).

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Cooper's 100-Yard Outing**

  • WR Amari Cooperhad a breakout first half, catching five passes for 95 yards (19.0 avg.) with one touchdown by the intermission. Cooper**is the first rookie in franchise history to catch at least five receptions, 95 yards and one touchdown in a half, and is only the fourth different first-year Raider (fifth time) to do so in an entire game (last: Denarius Moore, Nov. 10, 2011 at SD).
  • *Cooper *now has the most receptions by any Raiders first-year player through his first two games, passing Jack Larscheid's total of nine through the Raiders' first two games in the inaugural 1960 seasons. He is also the first rookie in franchise history to catch at least five passes in each of his first two NFL games.
  • Early in the third quarter,Cooper eclipsed the 100-yard mark, becoming the 17th different first-year Raider (21st time) with a 100-yard game and the first since Rod Streater on Dec. 6, 2012 vs. Den. The last Raiders player with a 100-yard outing was Mychal Rivera, Dec. 7, 2014 vs. SF.

Crabtree is Clutch 

  • WR Michael Crabtreehad another strong game in his second Raiders appearance, catching nine passes for 111 yards (12.3 avg.). Crabtree hauled in a 37-yard reception in the second quarter when he broke free down the right sideline, and added a 29-yard touchdown from Carr in the third quarter for his first touchdown as a Raider, which put the team up 30-20 with just over a quarter to play.
  • The 111-yard game marksCrabtree's ninth career 100-yard receiving game, and his first since Dec. 23, 2013 at Atl.

Carr's Productive First Half

  • QB Derek Carrwas explosive in the first half, connecting on 16-of-22 passes for a career single-half-high 228 yards and one touchdown for a passer rating of 121.0. That marks the Raiders' first 200-yard first half since Carson Palmer threw for 239 yards on Sept. 16, 2012 at Miami. Carr's previous single-half passing high was 169 yards on 15-of-21 passing in the second half, Oct. 26, 2014 at Cle.

AC/DC Connect For 68-Yard TD

  • QB Derek Carrfound rookie WR Amari Cooperfor a 68-yard touchdown on the Raiders' opening possession in the first quarter, marking the pair's first scoring connection and Cooper's first career touchdown.
  • The*68-yard catch byCooper* was the longest touchdown reception by a Raiders rookie since Louis Murphy caught a 75-yard touchdown from Bruce Gradkowski, Dec. 6, 2009 at Pittsburgh.

Murray Crosses the Goal Line

  • RB Latavius Murrayled the way for the Raiders on the ground, finishing the game with 15 carries for 65 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown. Murray added three receptions for 22 yards (7.3 avg.).
  • Murrayreached the end zone for the first time this season with a 1-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter, his third career touchdown.

Carrie Forces an Early Fumble

  • CB TJ Carrieforced the second fumble of his career on the Ravens' first offensive possession, which LB Curtis Loftonpicked up for his fifth career fumble recovery.
  • The takeaway was the Raiders' first of the season, and led to a 23-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski, which put the Raiders ahead 10-0 in the first quarter. 

Thorpe and Hayden Solid in Defense

  • CB Neiko Thorperecorded the game-clinching interception, the first of his career, on the Ravens' final possession. He finished the game with four tackles (three) and a team-high three passes defensed.
  • CB DJ Haydenalso posted a strong performance opposite Thorpe, notching two passes defensed and six tackles (four solo).

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Janikowski Perfect Again**

  • K Sebastian Janikowskiwas 3-for-3 on field goals in the contest, hitting from 23-, 46- and 48-yards out. Janikowski's third field goal moved him past Norm Johnson (366) for sole possession of 12th place on the all-time field goals list.
  • Janikowskifinished with 13 total points on the day, moving him ahead of Al Del Greco (1,584) into 16th place on the all-time scoring list. 
  • Janikowskiconnected on all four extra point attempts, extending his streak of consecutive extra points made to 198.

King Joins Boots New Career Long   

  • P Marquette Kingwas called into action only twice in the contest, his lowest total since Dec. 8, 2013 at NYJ. King's second punt went for a career-long 70 yards and pinned the Ravens inside their own 10-yard line. 
  • King's two punts moved him over 200 for his career. Of all NFL players with at least 200 punts through their first four NFL seasons, King has the third best punting average with 46.8 yards per punt (according to data entering Sunday's action).
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