Sunday proved to be another difficult day for the Oakland Raiders.
After going up early 3-0 over the Los Angeles Chargers, the Silver and Black couldn’t keep the early momentum rolling, ultimately falling to the Bolts 20-6.
With the win, the Raiders find themselves in the midst of a five-game losing streak, and own a 1-8 overall record.
Next up for the team is a road tilt against the Arizona Cardinals in what should be a winnable game for Derek Carr and Co. However, before we look too far down the road, let’s quickly revisit the playtime percentages from the clash with the Chargers, and see what the numbers can teach us.
|Column 1||Column 2||Column 3||Column 4||Column 5|
|K Osemele||G||63 - 100%||2 - 9%|
|G Jackson||G||63 - 100%||2 - 9%|
|K Miller||T||63 - 100%||2 - 9%|
|B Parker||T||63 - 100%||2 - 9%|
|D Carr||QB||63 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||63 - 100%|
|B LaFell||WR||57 - 90%|
|J Nelson||WR||43 - 68%|
|J Cook||TE||37 - 59%|
|M Bryant||WR||35 - 56%|
|D Martin||RB||30 - 48%|
|S Roberts||WR||28 - 44%|
|J Richard||RB||27 - 43%|
|L Smith||TE||23 - 37%||8 - 36%|
|D Carrier||TE||18 - 29%||18 - 82%|
|K Smith||FB||9 - 14%||16 - 73%|
|D Washington||RB||6 - 10%||6 - 27%|
|D Harris||WR||2 - 3%||16 - 73%|
|T Whitehead||LB||56 - 100%||4 - 18%|
|M Gilchrist||FS||50 -89%||6 - 27%|
|K Joseph||SS||45 - 80%||3 - 14%|
|D Worley||CB||44 - 79%||6 - 27%|
|M Hurst||DT||39 - 70%|
|J Hankins||DT||38 - 68%||4 - 18%|
|F Rucker||DE||38 - 68%||1 - 5%|
|G Conley||CB||37 - 66%||3 - 14%|
|A Key||DE||37 - 66%||3 - 14%|
|N Morrow||LB||36 - 64%||16 - 73%|
|R Melvin||CB||31 - 55%||3 - 14%|
|S Calhoun||DE||24 - 43%||16 - 73%|
|N Nelson||CB||24 - 43%||11 - 50%|
|P Hall||DT||24 - 43%|
|M Lee||LB||20 - 36%||20 - 91%|
|J Cabinda||LB||20 - 36%||5 - 23%|
|J Smith||DE||13 - 23%|
|R Nelson||FS||12 - 21%||5 - 23%|
|L Hall||CB||12 - 21%|
|E Harris||SS||11 - 20%||20 - 91%|
|C McDonald||DT||5 - 9%||4 - 18%|
|K Wilber||LB||19 - 86%|
|J Townsend||P||6 - 27%|
|T Sieg||LS||6 - 27%|
|D Carlson||K||5 - 23%|
|J Feliciano||G||2 - 9%|
Carr stays efficient – Once again, Derek Carr was efficient with his throws Sunday afternoon. The Raiders starting quarterback played all 63 offensive snaps against the Bolts, completing 24 of his 37 pass attempts, good for 243 yards. Albeit in a losing effort, Carr also made a little history, becoming just the third quarterback in franchise history to surpass the 17,000 passing yard mark.
Martin makes the most of his chances – Once again, the Silver and Black didn’t get a ton of chances to run the ball, but when those chances did materialize, Doug Martin certainly made the most of them. The veteran running back played 30 offensive snaps (48%), carrying the ball 15 times for 61 yards. Like I said, because of the game situations the Raiders have been in as of late, Martin hasn’t gotten the type of run Head Coach Jon Gruden would probably like, but it’s been encouraging to see what he’s done with his opportunities.
Richard gets involved in the passing game – There haven’t been a plethora of bright spots on the Silver and Black’s offense as of late, but I’ve enjoyed seeing Jalen Richard become a playmaker in the team’s aerial attack. Richard played 27 offensive snaps (43%), carried the ball three times for seven yards, but really made his impact felt as a receiver, hauling in a team-high five receptions for 52 yards.
Whitehead paces the defense – When all was said and done, Tahir Whitehead once again led the Silver and Black in tackling. The dynamic linebacker was the only Raider to play all 56 defensive snaps, and in total, he ended his Week 10 outing with a team-high seven tackles.
Joseph gets in the mix – Sunday proved to be a busy day for Karl Joseph. Not only did No. 42 get the start, he played a vast majority of the defensive snaps – 45 (80%) to be exact – and finished the day with five total tackles.
Hurst gets home – Another bright spot from 2018 has been the play of rookie defensive tackle Maurice Hurst. The former Michigan Wolverine played 39 defensive snaps (70%), totaling four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, and one quarterback hit. With three sacks, Hurst now leads the Silver and Black in that metric this season.
Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers at the Coliseum.