On a quirky night in Canada, the Oakland Raiders handled business, defeating the Green Bay Packers 22-21 courtesy of a last-second field goal from Daniel Carlson.
The win at IG Field in Winnipeg gives the Silver and Black their third win in as many tries this preseason, and keeps the opportunity for a perfect preseason on the table.
Next up will be a trip to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Seahawks, but before our focus shifts to the final tune-up prior to Week 1, let's take a look back at the playtime percentages from the win over the Packers, and see what we can learn from the numbers.
|D Kirkland||G||78 - 100%||4 - 19%|
|N Peterman||QB||63 - 81%|
|P Butler||TE||57 - 73%||13 - 62%|
|R Gafford||WR||49 - 63%||3 - 14%|
|B Parker||T||45 - 58%||4 - 19%|
|J Cooper||G||45 - 58%||4 - 19%|
|D Sharpe||T||45 - 58%|
|A James||T||45 - 58%|
|J Butler||RB||43 - 55%||2 - 10%|
|D Pierson-El||WR||39 - 50%||8 - 38%|
|K Doss||WR||38 - 49%|
|M Brown||RB||35 - 45%|
|J Murray||T||33 - 42%||4 - 19%|
|L Cotton||G||33 - 42%||4 - 19%|
|T Roemer||T||33 - 42%||4 - 19%|
|C Hunt||G||33 - 42%|
|M Ateman||WR||28 - 36%|
|K Smith||FB||27 - 35%||8 - 38%|
|L Willson||TE||26 - 33%||7 - 33%|
|K Hatcher||WR||25 - 32%||4 - 19%|
|B Barnes||TE||23 - 29%|
|M Glennon||QB||15 - 19%|
|K Nixon||DB||66 - 92%||10 - 48%|
|E Westbrooks||DT||61 - 85%||3 - 14%|
|E Harris||SS||58 - 81%||2 - 10%|
|N Nelson||CB||55 - 76%||9 - 43%|
|J Cabinda||LB||49 - 68%||7 - 33%|
|Q Bell||DE||47 - 65%||11 - 52%|
|N Lawson||CB||45 - 62%||9 - 43%|
|D Leavitt||FS||43 - 60%||9 - 43%|
|M Lee||LB||42 - 58%||3 - 14%|
|J Cowser||LB||40 - 56%||9 - 43%|
|P Hall||DT||39 - 54%||3 - 14%|
|G Wright||DT||38 - 53%||4 - 19%|
|M Hurst||DT||36 - 50%||1 - 5%|
|N Morrow||LB||34 - 47%||2 - 10%|
|A Rush||NT||27 - 38%|
|B Marshall||LB||26 - 36%||1 - 5%|
|J Richards||SS||23 - 32%||14 - 67%|
|C RIley||FS||20 - 28%||5 - 24%|
|T Coney||LB||13 - 18%||7 - 33%|
|K Farmer||LB||12 - 17%||14 - 67%|
|M Dorleant||CB||10 - 14%||8 - 38%|
|J Holsey||CB||8 - 11%|
|A Cole||P||10 - 48%|
|A Ingold||FB||7 - 33%|
|T Sieg||LS||5 - 24%|
|A DePaola||LS||5 - 24%|
|D Carlson||K||4 - 19%|
Peterman gets to work - The Raiders ran 78 offensive plays Thursday night in Winnipeg, and Nathan Peterman was under center for 63 (81%) of them. After taking over for Mike Glennon early in the second quarter, Peterman went the rest of the way, completing 23 of his 37 pass attempts, good for 210 yards and two scores. Oh, and the athletic quarterback led the game-winning drive with less than three minutes left in regulation. Have a day, Mr. Peterman.
Kirkland goes the distance – Only one Raider went the distance on the offensive side of the football, offensive linemen Denver Kirkland. All told, Kirkland played all 78 offensive snaps in the win over the Packers after getting the start at right guard. The versatile lineman has the ability to fill a bevy of roles along the offensive line, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he does in the preseason finale against the Seahawks. As they say, the more you can do, the better.
Doss just keeps making plays – Keelan Doss added on to his already impressive bid to make the Raiders roster Thursday night in Winnipeg. The former UC Davis Aggie delivered another quality performance for the Silver and Black, playing 38 snaps (49%) at IG Field, hauling in another four catches for 52 yards, including a really impressive, toe-tap snag on the right sideline. Week in and week out, Doss has continued to make big plays, and his emergence now gives the Raiders coaching staff something to think about in the coming weeks.
Morrow paces the defense – The athletic linebacker played 34 snaps (47%) in the matchup against the Packers, and although he played less than half the defensive snaps, Morrow filled up the stat sheet. By game's end, he had notched a team-high five tackles, while also adding a sack, two tackles for loss, and a quarterback hit.
Nixon stands up in coverage – Keelan Doss wasn't the only undrafted rookie to put together a quality outing at IG Field. Defensively, Keisan Nixon played 66 snaps (92%) – more than any other Raiders defender – and once again played well, holding up in coverage for much of the night against the Packers wide receivers. After a strong preseason, No. 38 will get one last shot next week to show the Raiders coaching staff that he deserves a spot on the final roster.
Rush keeps making his presence felt – Big Anthony Rush also enjoyed an impressive Thursday night in Winnipeg. The athletic defensive tackle played just 27 snaps (38%), but during his time on the field, he notched four tackles, including one tackle for loss. The University of Alabama-Birmingham product has been a nice surprise for the Raiders, and I'll be keeping an eye on him Thursday night at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Head north of the border to Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada and check out photos from the Raiders' preseason matchup with the Green Bay Packers at IG Field.