Raiders at Broncos Quick Hits

The Raiders fell to the Broncos 47-14 to close out the 2014 season in Denver, giving the team a 3-13 record on the season.

The loss drops the Raiders to 59-48-2 (1-1 in postseason) against the Broncos and 28-24-2 in Denver.

This marks the fifth time the Raiders have finished a season winless on the road, and the first time since 2006. The team also went 0-8 in 2003, 0-5-2 in 1964 and 0-7 in 1962.

DE Justin Tuck deflected a lateral pass from Peyton Manning, allowing rookie CB Keith McGill to scoop up the loose ball and return it 18 yards for the team's first defensive touchdown of the season. It also marked the third fumble recovered by a Raider rookie this season (TJ Carrie – one defense, one special teams).

The Raiders scored a touchdown on their only trip to the Broncos' red zone in the game, improving their NFL-best touchdown percentage to 72.4 percent (21-of-29).


Individual Notes: Offense

QB Derek Carr has now thrown the second most completions (348) by a rookie in NFL history, passing Andrew Luck (339). He fell just six completions short of Sam Bradford's record (354) set in 2010.

Carr also finished the season with 3,270 passing yards, 10th most all-time among rookie quarterbacks.

Carr tossed one touchdown pass in the game, giving him 21 on the season. His 21 touchdowns is tied with Cam Newton (2011) for the fifth most by an NFL rookie. Carr is just the fourth rookie ever to finish a season with at least 20 touchdown passes and 12-or-fewer interceptions (Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Dan Marino).

Carr became the 14th quarterback since the 16-game season was adopted in 1978 to start every game in his rookie campaign. He and his brother, David Carr (fourth quarterback, 2002), comprise the only pair of siblings to have accomplished the feat.

FB/RB Jamize Olawale caught the second receiving touchdown of his career, and his second in the last two games, in the third quarter on a 1-yard strike from Carr.

RB Latavius Murray led the team in receiving and had the longest catch of his career on a crossing route that went for a 46 yards in the third quarter, putting the Raiders inside the red zone. He finished with four catches for 60 yards and 10 rushes for 37 yards.

WR James Jones had two receptions today, giving him 73 on the season. The 73 receptions are the most by a Raider wide receiver since Jerry Porter had 76 in 2005.

FB Marcel Reece, the Raiders' three-time Pro Bowler, contributed three receptions for 30 yards and an 11-yard rush.

RB Darren McFadden has appeared in all 16 games this season, marking the first time he has done so in his seven-year career. McFadden contributed 13 yards on four carries in the contest.

Individual Notes: Defense

LB Khalil Mack Is the third Raider linebacker to start all 16 games in his rookie season, and the first to do so since General Manager Reggie McKenzie in 1985. Matt Millen also started all 16 games as a rookie in 1980.

DE Justin Tuck continued to harass Peyton Manning this season, adding a sack and a forced fumble to his Week 10 interception. Tuck deflected a lateral from Manning in the first quarter of for his second forced fumble of the season and the 22nd of his career.

Tuck is now tied with Jared Allen for the 10th-most forced fumbles since 2005 with 21, according to STATS. 

Tuck, the owner of 65.5 career sacks, has notched at least five sacks for the seventh time in his career, tied for fourth most since 2007.

CB Keith McGill recorded his first-career fumble recovery and touchdown when he scooped up the loose ball following Tuck's deflection, advancing it 18 yards for the score. McGill is the sixth Raider rookie to return a fumble for a touchdown, and the first to do so since Greg Jenkins scored on a fumble return on the opening kickoff on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. He is the first defensive rookie to do so for the Raiders since 1996 when Lance Johnstone (12/15 at Den.).  

LB Ray-Ray Armstrong was credited with his first career forced fumble, according to unofficial press box statistics.


Individual Notes: Special Teams

S Charles Woodson (38 years – 82 days) remains the second-oldest player in NFL history to return a punt, as he now trails Tim Brown (38 years – 94 days on Oct. 24, 2004) by just 12 days.

P Marquette King is the fourth punter (since touchbacks became an official statistic in 1976) to punt over 100 times in a season with only three touchbacks. He is also the 13th player since 1976 to place at least 30 punts inside the 20-yard line with three-or-fewer touchbacks.

King punted nine times for 418 punting yards in the game, tying him (with John James, 1978) for fifth place in NFL history with 109 punts in a season. King's 4,930 punting yards rank third in NFL history, trailing only Dave Zastudil (2012) and Andy Lee (2007).

King landed four punts inside the Broncos' 20-yard line, bringing his season total to 31. He is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 punts, 30 placed inside the 20-yard line and three-or-fewer touchbacks in a season (Kyle Larson had 28 inside-20 in 2008).

K Sebastian Janikowski notched his 19th-career special teams tackle, and his first since 2009.  

WR Kenbrell Thompkins brought back the second kickoff of his career for a personal-best 21 yards.

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