Give the Oakland Raiders credit, they fought their heart out against the Kansas City Chiefs, and even after falling behind two scores early, battled their way back to have a chance to tie the game in the final seconds.
Now, a failed recovery at an onside kick ultimately rendered the comeback for naught, but the fact remains that Head Coach Jon Gruden’s squad went toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the AFC Sunday afternoon.
All the same, the Silver and Black now sit at 2-10, and with four games left on the schedule, they’ll look to manufacture some momentum headed into the offseason. Next up is a Week 14 clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but before we start prepping for that game, let’s look back at the playtime percentages from the battle with the Chiefs, and see what the numbers tell us.
|K Osemele||G||76 - 100%||5 - 16%|
|G Jackon||G||76 - 100%||5 - 16%|
|K Miller||T||76 - 100%||5 - 16%|
|B Parker||T||76 - 100%||5 - 16%|
|D Carr||QB||76 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||76 - 100%|
|J Nelson||WR||69 - 91%|
|M Ateman||WR||62 - 82%||1 - 3%|
|S Roberts||WR||59 - 78%|
|J Cook||TE||55 - 72%|
|D Martin||RB||40 - 53%|
|J Richard||RB||32 - 42%||4 - 12%|
|L Smith||TE||17 - 22%||15 - 47%|
|D Carrier||TE||14 - 18%||24 - 75%|
|K Smith||FB||9 - 12%||20 - 62%|
|D Harris||WR||7 - 9%||19 - 59%|
|D Washington||RB||6 - 8%||11 - 34%|
|K Hatcher||WR||4 - 5%||9 - 28%|
|C McDonald||DT||3 - 4%||7 - 10%||7 - 22%|
|J Feliciano||G||3 - 4%||5 - 16%|
|T Whitehead||LB||71 - 100%||7 - 22%|
|M Gilchrist||FS||67 - 94%||12 - 38%|
|N Morrow||LB||65 - 92%||15 - 47%|
|N Nelson||CB||65 - 92%||14 - 44%|
|P Hall||DT||54 - 76%|
|R Melvin||CB||53 - 75%||1 - 3%|
|K Joseph||SS||52 - 73%||7 - 22%|
|G Conley||CB||52 - 73%||5 - 16%|
|F Rucker||DE||41 - 58%|
|S Calhoun||DE||38 - 54%||17 - 53%|
|D Worley||CB||37 - 52%||7 - 22%|
|J Hankins||DT||37 - 52%||7 - 22%|
|A Key||DE||37 - 52%||7 - 22%|
|F Brown||DE||24 - 34%|
|M Hurst||DT||22 - 31%|
|R Nelson||FS||19 - 27%||2 - 6%|
|E Harris||SS||14 - 20%||27 - 84%|
|J Ellis||DT||12 - 17%|
|M Lee||LB||6 - 8%||27 - 84%|
|J Cabinda||LB||6 - 8%||8 - 25%|
|K Wilber||LB||2 - 3%||23 - 72%|
|D Carlson||K||12 - 38%|
|J Townsend||P||7 - 22%|
|T Sieg||LS||7 - 22%|
|D Sharpe||T||5 - 16%|
Cook keeps producing – Alright, let’s get this out of the way from the jump; Jared Cook needs to be in the 2019 Pro Bowl. The man has been an absolute stud all season for the Raiders, and has really turned into the most-reliable weapon out wide for Derek Carr. Sunday’s game showed more of the same, as Cook played 55 offensive snaps, and hauled in seven catches for 100 yards and a score. Like I said, in 2018, all No. 87 has done is make plays.
Carr moves into second place – After Sunday’s outing, Derek Carr now has sole possession of second place on the franchise’s all-time passing list. Always one to downplay his personal accomplishments, DC was predictably humble when asked about the feat, but make no mistake about it, almost 18,000 career passing yards is something to celebrate. As far as his Week 13 outing is concerned, Carr enjoyed a quality day at the office, playing all 76 offensive snaps, completing 29 of 38 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns.
Richard stays effective –We’ve seen Jalen Richard be ultra-effective in the passing game in 2018, but Sunday, we saw No. 30 get rolling on the ground too. The electric running back played 32 offensive snaps, carrying the ball six times for 95 yards, while also catching three passes for 31 yards.
Whitehead forces a fumble – Once again, the Raiders veteran linebacker played every defensive snap – 71 in this case – and as per usual, he lit up the stat sheet against the Chiefs. In total, he tallied seven tackles, a quarterback hit, and forced a fumble on the very first play from scrimmage.
Morrow enjoys a big day – Very quietly, second-year linebacker Nicholas Morrow has put together a handful of quality games in a row. In Week 13 against the Chiefs, Morrow played 65 defensive snaps (92%), finishing his day with seven combined tackles. Let’s give some credit to No. 50; he’s playing some quality football at the moment.
Nelson gets some run – Rookie cornerback Nick Nelson played more snaps (65) than any other Raiders cornerback against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. When all was said and done, the former Wisconsin Badger finished with a pair of tackles, and alertly recovered a first quarter fumble as well.
Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 13 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at the Coliseum.