Primetime was very kind to the Oakland Raiders Monday night at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
After jumping out to an early lead over the division-rival Denver Broncos, the Silver and Black didn’t look back, eventually felling Joe Flacco and Co., 24-16 in front of a raucous home crowd.
Sitting at 1-0 Head Coach Jon Gruden’s group will now regroup in a hurry, as they’re set to welcome in the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon; but before we worry about Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid, let’s take a look back at the playtime percentages from Week One.
|J Devey||C||58 - 100%||4 - 16%|
|T Brown||T||58 - 100%||4 - 16%|
|D Good||T||58 - 100%||4 - 16%|
|K Miller||T||58 - 100%||4 - 16%|
|D Waller||TE||58 - 100%||1 - 4%|
|D Carr||QB||58 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||58 - 100%|
|T Williams||WR||55 - 95%||1 - 4%|
|J Jacobs||RB||43 - 74%|
|R Grant||WR||41 - 71%|
|F Moreau||TE||32 - 55%||12 - 48%|
|H Renfrow||WR||16 - 28%||1 - 4%|
|A Ingold||FB||15 - 26%||10 - 40%|
|J Richard||RB||9 - 16%|
|J Nelson||WR||8 - 14%|
|B Parker||T||6 - 10%||4 - 16%|
|D Washington||RB||5 - 9%||8 - 32%|
|D Harris||WR||2 - 3%||17 - 68%|
|D Worley||CB||64 - 100%||7 - 28%|
|V Burfict||LB||56 - 88%||6 - 24%|
|L Joyner||FS||56 - 88%|
|K Joseph||SS||54 - 84%||12 - 48%|
|J Abram||DB||49 - 77%||4 - 16%|
|C Ferrell||DE||47 - 73%||6 - 24%|
|J Hankins||DT||47 - 73%||5 - 20%|
|G Conley||CB||45 - 70%||1 - 4%|
|T Whitehead||LB||44 - 69%||6 - 24%|
|M Hurst||DT||32 - 50%||5 - 20%|
|A Key||DE||30 - 47%||1 - 4%|
|N Morrow||LB||28 - 44%||10 - 40%|
|J Mauro||DE||27 - 42%|
|C RIley||FS||25 - 39%||12 - 48%|
|P Hall||DT||25 - 39%||1 - 4%|
|B Mayowa||DE||25 - 39%||1 - 4%|
|M Crosby||DE||23 - 36%||7 - 28%|
|T Mullen||DB||19 - 30%|
|M Lee||LB||8 - 12%||16 - 64%|
|E Harris||SS||21 - 84%|
|D Carrier||TE||19 - 76%|
|K Wilber||LB||19 - 76%|
|N Nixon||DB||19 - 76%|
|D Carlson||K||9 - 36%|
|T Sieg||LS||7 - 28%|
|A Cole||P||7 - 28%|
|A James||T||4 - 16%|
What a showing for the offense line – After watching Monday night’s effort against the Broncos, you’d never think that the Raiders offensive line featured two players forced into action because of injury, and a right tackle making his first career start for the Silver and Black. The starting offensive line – Kolton Miller, Jordan Devey, Rodney Hudson, Denzelle Good and Trent Brown, from left to right – played all 58 offensive snaps, and surrendered exactly zero sacks and zero quarterback hits on Derek Carr. That type of performance in Week One is ultra-impressive, but when you consider the big fellas stonewalled Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, the feat becomes that much grander.
Derek Carr went to work – Unsurprisingly, the Raiders starting quarterback played every snap in Monday’s win over the Broncos, and No. 4 was incredibly efficient throwing the ball around. In total, Carr completed 22 of his 26 passes for 259 yards and one touchdown, finishing his Week One outing with an impressive 121.0 passer rating. We heard all offseason about how much more comfortable Carr would be in Gruden’s system in Year Two, and that certainly looked to be the case Monday night.
Have a day, Josh Jacobs – I guess I should say, have a night, but you get it – the rookie running back was an absolute beast against the Broncos. In total, Jacobs played 43 snaps (74%), in the Week One win, finishing his regular season debut with 23 carries for 85 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding one reception for 28 yards. The University of Alabama-product was the first running back taken in this year’s draft, and he showed why Monday night.
Welcome home, Benson Mayowa – After stops in Dallas and Arizona, Benson Mayowa played his first regular season game as a Raider since 2015 Monday night against the Broncos, and the veteran defensive end made the most of his return. All told, Mayowa splayed 25 snaps (39%), totaling the two aforementioned sacks, along with three tackles, one tackle for loss, one quarterback hit, and a forced fumble.
Daryl Worley goes the distance – The athletic cornerback was the only Raider defender to play all 64 snaps against the Broncos. After earning the start on primetime – Worley’s tenth as a Raider – No. 20 provided tight coverage all night, finishing his 2019 debut with two tackles.
Karl Joseph paces the defense – Last week, Lamarcus Joyner said that people were sleeping on Karl Joseph, and Monday night, the hard-hitting safety did his best to wake them all up. By the time the game ended, Joseph played 54 defensive snaps (84%), finishing his outing with a team-high seven tackles and one tackle for loss. Way to start the season out on the right foot, Karl.
Check out photos from the Raiders' first regular season matchup with the Denver Broncos at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.