The Oakland Raiders three-game winning streak came to a halt Sunday afternoon, as the Silver and Black were bested by the Kansas City Chiefs 26-10.
For the first time all season, the offense wasn't able to get rolling, and combined with the team's defensive struggles, a win was just not on the horizon for the Silver and Black.
Next up on the schedule for Head Coach Jack Del Rio's team are back-to-back road games in the state of Florida, but before we look ahead to the Jacksonville Jaguars, let's take a look back at the playtime percentages from the team's Week 6 loss.
Carr And The Offensive Line Go The Distance– Derek Carr and the starting offensive line played all 55 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie lineman Vadal Alexander was ruled out prior to the matchup, so veteran Austin Howard earned the start at right tackle in his absence. While the offense wasn't able to get rolling as it has been in the past several weeks, the offensive line did keep Carr relatively clean, allowing just two sacks of the Raiders quarterback.
Cooper Puts On A Clinic– Amari Cooper also played every one of the Raiders 55 offensive snaps, and for good reason, the explosive wide receiver was a dominant force for the Silver and Black's offense, particularly in the first half. In total, Cooper hauled in 10 passes for 129 yards, becoming the first Raider to secure 10 receptions in a game since Brandon Myers in a 2012 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.
Holmes finds the end zone– While Andre Holmes played just 12 snaps (22%) in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, the rangy wide receiver certainly made them count. On the very first drive of the afternoon, Holmes recorded his second touchdown of the season – a three-yard pass from Carr – and finished the Week 6 bout with a pair of catches for 11 total yards, and the aforementioned score.
Joseph Paces The Defense– The rookie safety played 62 defensive snaps (97%) in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, finishing the day with a team-leading nine total tackles. With the start, Joseph has now tallied four starts so far during his rookie campaign.
Mack Takes Down Alex Smith– After not registering a sack in the first three games of the regular season, Khalil Mack now has two sacks in the past three weeks for the Silver and Black. Mack played 56 snaps (88%) in Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs, and registered a first quarter sack of Alex Smith, as well as seven total tackles, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit.
Malcolm Smith Returns To The Field– After not playing in the Raiders Week 5 win over the San Diego Chargers, linebacker Malcolm Smith returned to the field Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Although he didn't technically start the game for the Silver and Black, Smith played 39 defensive snaps (61%), finishing the game with four total tackles and one tackle for loss.