Oakland Raiders: Week 10 Power Rankings

The Raiders lost on a last-second field goal Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to drop their overall record to 4-4.

With their 38-35 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the rearview mirror, and their sights set on Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings at O.co Coliseum, let's take a look at what the national media is saying about the Silver and Black.

Week 10 Ranking: 13

Week 9 Ranking: 9

Movement: Down 4

Analysis: Derek Carr has 19 passing touchdowns this season. That's the most touchdown passes by a Raider through eight games of a season since Daryle Lamonica in 1969 (22).


Week 10 Ranking: 14

Week 9 Ranking: 12

Movement: Down 2

Analysis: Derek Carr remains red hot with 11 touchdowns over his past three games, but the Raiders defense allowed 597 total yards to the Steelers.


Week 10 Ranking: 13

Week 9 Ranking: 9

Movement: Down 4

Analysis: There can't be five teams with a more diverse set of offensive weaponry in football right now than the Raiders.


Week 10 Ranking: 10

Week 9 Ranking: 10

Movement: N/A

Analysis: Frustrating loss in Pittsburgh, but we got another reminder that this football team -- especially when it comes to quarterback Derek Carr -- is no fluke, given that the Raiders nearly overcame several self-inflicted wounds. Carr lofted a beauty to Michael Crabtree to keep them in it with less than two minutes left. Ultimately, poor defensive technique cost Oakland a 57-yard catch-and-run to Antonio Brown that led to the Steelers' game-winning kick. Of immediate concern is running back Latavius Murray, who left his best game of the season with a possible concussion.


Week 10 Ranking: 11

Week 9 Ranking: 9

Movement: Down 2

Analysis: No great quarterback can ever truly become a great quarterback if his defense allows 531 yards. To two guys.


Week 10 Ranking: 13

Week 9 Ranking: 13

Movement: N/A

Analysis: Remember Cotton Davidson? Before Derek Carr, he was last Raiders QB (51 years ago) with consecutive 4-TD passing games.


Week 10 Ranking: 11

Week 9 Ranking: 12

Movement: Up 1

Analysis: No idea why they lined up 8 yards off Antonio Brown on that late third-and-2 that Brown took 57 yards to set up the game-winning field goal. What did the Raiders think the Steelers would do on that play, once they saw that coverage?

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