From start to finish, it was a battle between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans.
Derek Carr and Deshaun Watson traded touchdowns, but ultimately the Texans were able to pull off a big win that could have potential playoff implications down the line.
As always, Head Coach Jon Gruden developed a great game script to move the chains and keep the offense surging. Derek Carr targeted multiple receivers – as he tends to do – and the offense benefitted immensely from it.
While the Raiders didn’t get the win, there were highlight-reel plays left and right; let’s revisit some of the best.
It feels like Josh Jacobs comes out of the gates hot every week; watch his 13-yard run to start the day.
Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins got the day started for the defense with a three-yard sack.
Zay Jones finally took the field after joining the Raiders via trade a couple weeks ago, and his first catch went for a 12-yard gain.
Hunter Renfrow is slippery. The former Clemson Tiger broke a pair of tackles and took this reception 65 yards to the house.
Clelin Ferrell has great instincts and he wasn’t going to allow this pass from Deshaun Watson get by him on third down.
Jacobs does some of his best work when he bounces a run to the outside, this one going for 23 yards.
Waller found the end zone in back-to-back weeks for his third touchdown of the year.
Benson Mayowa increased his team-high sack total to 5.5 with this hit on Watson.
The Raiders’ pass rush was active all afternoon and never gave up on this play.
Derek Carr found Tyrell Williams for a big gain and ignited his big second half.
Williams followed up his 23-yard catch with a 46-yard score.
Maxx Crosby has shown immense growth over the last few weeks and he continues to build on it.
Carr dumped off a pass to Jalen Richard who took it 20 yards, just outside of the red zone.
Jacobs made cornerback Adrian Amos look silly last week after laying a massive hit; this week he left linebacker Zach Cunningham in the dust.
Williams hauled in another pass for a big chunk gain.
Watch all of Derek Carr’s highlights from Week 8.
Josh Jacobs continues to perform at a high level; check out some of his best plays.
In his return from injury, Tyrell Williams looked back to his normal self.