Southern California was not kind to the Oakland Raiders.
In front of a crowd that was dying to cheer for the Silver and Black, there just wasn’t much to get excited about en route to a 26-10 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Across the board, it was a disappointing day for the Raiders, but with an international matchup against the Seattle Seahawks at Wembley Stadium fast approaching, there isn’t too much time to lament on Week 5.
That said, before we dive fully into preparation for the ‘Hawks, let’s review the playtime percentages from Sunday’s matchup at StubHub Center, and see what we can learn from the numbers.
|K Miller||T||52 - 100%||3 - 12%|
|B Parker||T||52 - 100%||3 - 12%|
|J Feliciano||G||52 - 100%||3 - 12%|
|G Jackson||G||52 - 100%||3 - 12%|
|R Hudson||C||52 - 100%||1 - 4%|
|D Carr||QB||52 - 100%|
|A Cooper||WR||50 - 96%|
|J Nelson||WR||47 - 90%|
|J Cook||TE||47 - 90%|
|S Roberts||WR||28 - 54%|
|J Richard||RB||26 - 50%||4 - 16%|
|M Lynch||RB||21 - 40%|
|M Bryant||WR||13 - 25%|
|D Carrier||TE||8 - 15%||17 - 68%|
|K Smith||FB||7 - 13%||16 - 64%|
|L Smith||TE||7 - 13%||13 - 52%|
|D Martin||RB||6 - 12%||6 - 24%|
|T Whitehead||LB||64 - 100%||6 - 24%|
|M Gilchrist||FS||57 - 89%||9 - 36%|
|A Key||DE||49 - 77%||6 - 24%|
|D Worley||CB||49 - 77%||1 - 4%|
|M Lee||LB||48 - 75%||22 - 88%|
|J Hankins||DT||44 - 69%||6 - 24%|
|R Nelson||FS||42 - 66%||3 - 12%|
|R Melvin||CB||40 - 62%||7 - 28%|
|L Hall||CB||39 - 61%|
|M Hurst||DT||35 - 55%|
|F Brown||DE||34 - 53%||1 - 4%|
|B Irvin||DE||33 - 52%||6 - 24%|
|P Hall||DT||29 - 45%|
|E Harris||SS||26 - 41%||22 - 88%|
|E Lamur||LB||25 - 39%||8 - 32%|
|C McDonald||DT||22 - 34%||6 - 24%|
|D Rodgers-Cromartie||CB||19 - 30%||21 - 84%|
|D Johnson||LB||18 - 28%|
|F Rucker||DE||16 - 25%|
|G Conley||CB||13 - 20%||1 - 4%|
|N Morrow||LB||2 - 3%||15 - 60%|
|K Wilber||LB||22 - 88%|
|D Harris||WR||16 - 64%|
|J Townsend||P||7 - 28%|
|T Sieg||LS||7 - 28%|
|M McCrane||K||6 - 24%|
|J Murray||T||3 - 12%|
|T Clemmings||T||3 - 12%|
Parker and Feliciano step in – With Donald Penn on the reserve/injured list, and Kelechi Osemele back in the Bay Area nursing an injury, rookie Brandon Parker and Jon Feliciano were inserted into the Raiders starting lineup against the Bolts. Paired with the usual trio of Kolton Miller, Rodney Hudson, and Gabe Jackson, both Parker and Feliciano played all 52 offensive snaps, and while Sunday was from a perfect day, give credit to those two in particular for stepping in when their number was called.
Jordy Nelson finds the end zone – It was a touchdown that didn’t end up changing the end result of the Week 5 tilt, but give credit to the veteran wide receiver for finding the end zone. In total, Nelson played 47 offensive snaps (90%), finishing his day with four catches for 43 yards and the aforementioned touchdown, his third as a Raider.
Jalen Richard stays active – Give the third-year running back credit, through the first five weeks of the 2018 regular season, Richard has somehow, someway made sure that he’s contributed positively to the Raiders offense. In total, Richard was on the field for 26 offensive snaps (50%), and while he ran the ball just once, he hauled in a team-high six catches for 53 yards. On a day that wasn’t full of many positives, the play of No. 30 was one.
Once again, Tahir Whitehead goes the distance – It seems like it’s something we note every week, but yet again, the versatile linebacker played every defensive snap (64) against the Chargers. At game’s end, Whitehead had secured a team-high nine tackles, and provided some stability and consistency to a defense that has dealt with a plethora of players rotating in and out all year.
Daryl Worley returns – Welcome back, Daryl Worley. After missing the first four games of 2018 due to suspension, the electric cornerback returned in a big way for the Silver and Black Sunday afternoon, playing 49 defensive snaps (77%) – more than any other cornerback – finishing his return to game action with eight tackles and one tackle for loss.
Bruce Irvin gets to the quarterback – There weren’t a ton of defensive highlights from Sunday’s game, but Bruce Irvin made sure he delivered one in the first quarter, bringing down Philip Rivers behind the line of scrimmage on the very first drive of the afternoon. Irvin played 33 defensive snaps (52%); his sack of Rivers was his third of 2018.