The Oakland Raiders are still alive for the postseason.
Yes, after losing four games in a row, and having their playoff aspirations taken out of their hands, the Silver and Black, following their 24-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers still have dreams of making the postseason tournament.
Once again, they'll need a little help, but next week's regular season finale in Denver just got a whole lot more interesting; that said, before we shift our focus to Week 17, let's look back at Sunday's win at Dignity Health Park and see what we can learn from the playtime percentages.
|K Miller||T||63 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|D Good||G||63 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|G Jackson||G||63 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|D Carr||QB||63 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||63 - 100%|
|T Williams||WR||55 - 87%||1 - 4%|
|D Waller||TE||51 - 81%||1 - 4%|
|D Sharpe||T||49 - 78%||4 - 15%|
|D Washington||RB||40 - 63%||2 - 7%|
|Z Jones||WR||33 - 52%|
|H Renfrow||WR||29 - 46%||5 - 19%|
|A Ingold||FB||24 - 38%||14 - 52%|
|J Richard||RB||24 - 38%||3 - 11%|
|B Parker||T||20 - 32%||4 - 15%|
|E Tomlinson||TE||19 - 30%||4 - 15%|
|D Carrier||TE||18 - 29%||24 - 89%|
|R Gafford||WR||10 - 16%||1 - 4%|
|M Ateman||WR||6 - 10%||3 - 11%|
|E Harris||SS||61 - 100%||11 - 41%|
|W Compton||LB||61 - 100%||8 - 30%|
|D Worley||CB||59 - 97%|
|N Lawson||CB||57 - 93%||15 - 56%|
|M Crosby||DE||49 - 80%||9 - 33%|
|T Mullen||CB||49 - 80%||5 - 19%|
|M Hurst||DT||40 - 66%||3 - 11%|
|T Whitehead||LB||37 - 61%|
|D Jordan||DE||31 - 51%||9 - 33%|
|P Hall||DT||31 - 51%|
|L Joyner||FS||31 - 51%|
|K Nixon||CB||30 - 49%||19 - 70%|
|C Ferrell||DE||30 - 49%||3 - 11%|
|J Hankins||DT||30 - 49%||3 - 11%|
|B Mayowa||DE||23 - 38%|
|C Riley||FS||19 - 31%||19 - 70%|
|N Morrow||LB||15 - 25%||17 - 63%|
|J Mauro||DE||12 - 20%||3 - 11%|
|K Wilber||LB||5 - 8%||22 - 81%|
|D Leavitt||SS||20 - 74%|
|R Smith||RB||13 - 48%|
|T Sieg||LS||9 - 33%|
|N Nelson||CB||9 - 33%|
|A Cole||P||9 - 33%|
|D Carlson||K||9 - 33%|
|A James||T||4 - 15%|
|L Cotton||G||1 - 4%|
Hunter Renfrow, we missed you so – Derek Carr and the Raiders' offense got an early Christmas present with the return of Hunter Renfrow against the Bolts. After missing three games due to injury, the slippery rookie played 29 snaps (46 percent) Sunday afternoon, hauling in seven catches for a team-high 107 yards and a touchdown. With Renfrow's 56-yard touchdown, he is now the only rookie wide receiver in the NFL with two receiving touchdowns of 50-plus yards.
DeAndré Washington steps up – Without the services of Josh Jacobs, once again, Washington and Jalen Richard stepped up and filled the void left by the stud rookie. Washington, in particular, was a man on a mission, playing 40 offensive snaps (63 percent), carrying the ball 23 times for 85 yards and a touchdown, his third of the season. He also hauled in two passes for 21 yards.
Derek Carr orchestrates the offense – The Raiders' starting quarterback was very impressive at Dignity Health Park. Carr went the distance against the Chargers – 63 snaps in this case – and was incredibly judicious with the ball, connecting on 26 of his 30 pass attempts, totaling 291 yards and a touchdown. Oh, and he added another score with his legs, just for good measure.
Will Compton paces the defense – Make it back-to-back games where the veteran linebacker went wire to wire for the Silver and Black. In Sunday's win over the Bolts, Compton played all 61 defensive snaps – along with safety Erik Harris – and finished the game with a team-high 12 tackles.
Daryl Worley does it all – Man, we have to give a huge shout-out to Daryl Worley. The versatile defensive back made the start at strong safety for the Silver and Black, and then played all but two snaps in the win against the Chargers, at a multitude of positions, no less. All told, Worley finished Week 16 with five tackles, but his true impact can't be measured by just looking at the stat sheet.
Clelin Ferrell gets home – There must be something about playing the Chargers that No. 96 likes, as he's now tallied 3.5 sacks in the two games against the Bolts this season. Ferrell played 30 defensive snaps (49 percent) at Dignity Health Park and finished his afternoon with two tackles and the aforementioned sack.
Take a look at photos from the Raiders' Week 16 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers at ROKiT Field at Dignity Health Sports Park.