Well, the Oakland Raiders have still yet to win back-to-back games in 2018, as they fell to the Baltimore Ravens 24-17 Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Silver and Black hung tough against the Ravens and their top-ranked defense for much of the game, but a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference, and is ultimately the reason why the Raiders are now seven games under .500.
Now back in Oakland, Head Coach Jon Gruden and Co., are set to square off against the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs Sunday afternoon at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, but before our focus shifts ahead to Week 13, let’s look back at the playtime percentages from Sunday’s game, and see what the numbers tell us.
|B Parker||T||58 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|K Miller||T||58 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|G Jackson||G||58 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|K Osemele||G||58 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|R Hudson||C||58 - 100%|
|D Carr||QB||56 - 97%|
|J Nelson||WR||52 - 90%|
|M Ateman||WR||47 - 81%|
|S Roberts||WR||39 - 67%|
|J Cook||TE||32 - 55%|
|D Martin||RB||28 - 48%|
|J Richard||RB||26 - 45%|
|D Carrier||TE||19 - 33%||22 - 81%|
|L Smith||TE||18 - 31%||11 - 41%|
|D Washington||RB||8 - 14%||9 - 33%|
|K Smith||FB||6 - 10%||19 - 70%|
|J Holton||WR||5 - 9%||5 - 19%|
|D Sharpe||T||4 - 7%||3 - 11%|
|D Harris||WR||2 - 3%||18 - 67%|
|K Hatcher||WR||2 - 3%|
|A McCarron||QB||2 - 3%|
|C McDonald||DT||1 - 2%||18 - 26%||5 - 19%|
|J Feliciano||G||1 - 2%||3 - 11%|
|T Whitehead||LB||70 - 100%||5 - 19%|
|G Conley||CB||62 - 89%||3 - 11%|
|K Joseph||SS||61 - 87%||4 - 15%|
|M Gilchrist||FS||59 - 84%||7 - 26%|
|A Key||DE||59 - 84%||5 - 19%|
|J Hankins||DT||59 - 84%||5 - 19%|
|D Worley||CB||58 - 83%||4 - 15%|
|F Rucker||DE||49 - 70%|
|N Morrow||LB||46 - 66%||16 - 59%|
|N Nelson||CB||45 - 64%||14 - 52%|
|P Hall||DT||37 - 53%|
|S Calhoun||DE||27 - 39%||20 - 74%|
|M Lee||LB||25 - 36%||24 - 89%|
|J Cabinda||LB||25 - 36%||7 - 26%|
|M Hurst||DT||25 - 36%|
|R Melvin||CB||18 - 26%||2 - 7%|
|E Harris||SS||14 - 20%||24 - 89%|
|R Nelson||FS||8 - 11%||1 - 4%|
|J Smith||DE||4 - 6%|
|K Wilber||LB||1 - 1%||24 - 89%|
|T Sieg||LS||9 - 33%|
|J Townsend||P||9 - 33%|
|D Carlson||K||7 - 26%|
Cook finds the end zone – Jared Cook made the catch of the day – heck, it might be the catch of the year – for the Silver and Black Sunday afternoon, hauling in an incredible, 16-yard touchdown from Derek Carr in the third quarter. In total, Cook played 32 offensive snaps (55%) against the Ravens, catching two passes for 32 total yards and the aforementioned touchdown. Cook now has five touchdowns in 2018, which ties a career high.
Martin keeps running hard – Veteran running back Doug Martin’s play has been a very pleasant addition to the Raiders offense since taking over for Marshawn Lynch earlier this season. Martin played 28 snaps (48%) at M&T Bank Stadium, carrying the ball 11 times for 51 yards and a score. I know the reps weren’t there, but give Martin credit for making the most of his chances against a tough Baltimore defense.
Roberts goes deep – Seth Roberts might have only caught two passes, but he made sure one of them found its way onto the highlight reel, as his 44-yard reception from Derek Carr set up Cook’s third quarter score. In total, Roberts played 39 snaps (67%) in Baltimore, totaling two catches for 54 yards.
Once again, Whitehead goes the distance – There haven’t been a ton of constants on the Raiders defense in 2018, but one of them is Tahir Whitehead playing every defensive snap. That was once again the case Sunday afternoon, as the veteran linebacker was the only Raider defender to play all 70 snaps, and he was ultra-productive during his time on the field, finishing his Week 12 outing with a team-high 14 tackles, and one pass defensed.
Conley has a good day at the office – Very quietly, Gareon Conley has enjoyed a nice stretch of football in Silver and Black. Against the Ravens, Conley played 62 defensive snaps, finishing the day with two tackles and two passes defensed, one of which resulted in a Marcus Gilchrist interception.
Morrow gets home – For the first 30 minutes of play, the Raiders did a really nice job of keeping Lamar Jackson in the pocket, and not letting him make a difference with his legs. Second-year linebacker Nicholas Morrow was key in that effort early, sacking Jackson – the Raiders only sack of the day. All said and done, Morrow played 46 snaps (66%), recording the aforementioned sack, as well as three tackles, two tackles for loss, and one quarterback hit.
Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 12 matchup with the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.