The Oakland Raiders are back in the United States of America, and officially on the bye.
Following a very impressive 24-21 win over the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Head Coach Jon Gruden gave his team the full week off, so they’ll have ample time to reenergize and recuperate headed into their Week 7 road tilt against the Green Bay Packers.
With two weeks until the Silver and Black hit the field again, we’ll have plenty of time to talk about Aaron Rodgers and Co., but today is a day for reveling in the team’s most impressive win of 2019.
That said, let’s take a look back at the playtime percentages from the win over the Bears and see what the numbers tell us.
|R Incognito||G||73 - 100%||4 - 14%|
|T Brown||T||73 - 100%||4 - 14%|
|D Good||G||73 - 100%||4 - 14%|
|K Miller||T||73 - 100%||4 - 14%|
|R Hudson||C||73 - 100%|
|D Carr||QB||73 - 100%|
|D Waller||TE||57 - 78%|
|T Davis||WR||55 - 75%||7 - 25%|
|J Jacobs||RB||50 - 68%|
|F Moreau||TE||45 - 62%||17 - 61%|
|H Renfrow||WR||42 - 58%||3 - 11%|
|K Doss||WR||40 - 55%|
|M Ateman||WR||28 - 38%|
|A Ingold||FB||16 - 22%||13 - 46%|
|D Washington||RB||13 - 18%||4 -14%|
|J Richard||RB||11 - 15%|
|D Carrier||TE||5 - 7%||22 - 79%|
|D Sharpe||T||3 - 4%||4 - 14%|
|E Harris||SS||58 - 100%||19 - 68%|
|K Joseph||SS||58 - 100%||8 - 29%|
|T Whitehead||LB||58 - 100%||6 - 21%|
|G Conley||CB||58 - 100%||3 - 11%|
|L Joyner||FS||58 - 100%|
|M Crosby||DE||57 - 98%||15 - 54%|
|N Morrow||LB||56 - 97%||13 - 46%|
|D Worley||CB||56 - 97%||8 - 29%|
|B Mayowa||DE||32 - 55%||3 - 11%|
|J Hankins||DT||30 - 52%||3 - 11%|
|M Hurst||DT||29 - 50%||6 - 21%|
|J Mauro||DE||26 - 45%|
|P Hall||DT||25 - 43%|
|A Key||DE||22 - 38%||6 - 21%|
|C Liuget||DT||8 - 14%|
|T Mullen||CB||7 - 12%||6 - 21%|
|K Wilber||LB||24 - 86%|
|K Nixon||CB||21 - 75%|
|C Riley||FS||17 - 61%|
|D Leavitt||SS||14 - 50%|
|T Sieg||LS||10 - 36%|
|A Cole||P||10 - 36%|
|J Phillips||LB||9 - 32%|
|D Carlson||K||9 - 29%|
|D Allen||LB||8 - 29%|
|A James||T||4 - 14%|
Josh Jacobs balled out… again – If you’re a running back, and you find yourself in the same conversation as the great Marcus Allen, you’re doing something right. Well, that’s where Josh Jacobs finds himself again following another stellar performance Sunday evening in London. The dynamic rookie played 50 snaps (68 percent) finishing his Week 5 outing with 26 carries for 123 yards, and two touchdowns, as well as adding three catches for 30 yards in the passing game as well. Through five games, Jacobs now officially has more rushing yards (430) than Allen did during his first five games as a rookie (415), which is a franchise record.
Foster Moreau gets involved – The Silver and Black didn’t have the benefit of their full slate of wide receivers against the Bears, but thankfully for Derek Carr, the team’s tight ends stepped up in a big way. Moreau played 45 offensive snaps at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62 percent) and finished the game with a team-high 46 yards on four catches. Moreau also made an incredible catch in the final moments of regulation to set up Josh Jacobs’ second touchdown of the game, and give the team the lead.
D. Wash finds the end zone – Josh Jacobs was no doubt the highlight of the Raiders’ offensive attack Sunday evening, but don’t forget about the rest of the Silver and Black’s running backs either. Both Jalen Richard and DeAndré Washington put together quality nights, Washington in particular, who found the end zone for the first time since 2017. In total, No. 33 played 13 total snaps (18 percent), tallying six catches for 17 yards, and the aforementioned touchdown, as well as three catches for 19 yards.
Go across the pond and check out photos from the the Raiders' Week 5 matchup against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mo Hurst gets active – The second-year defensive lineman was a man on a mission at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Hurst played 29 defensive snaps (50 percent) against the Bears, and No. 73 unquestionably made the most of those reps. He finished his night with two sacks, two tackles for loss, and two quarterback hits, and honestly, Big Mo should have had three sacks, had it not been for a very suspect roughing the passer call.
Morrow forces a takeaway – One thing we’d collectively been waiting to see from the Raiders’ defense was their ability to capitalize on the big play, and they did that in a big way in London, forcing two Chase Daniel interceptions, as well as tallying four sacks. Morrow got the first of those interceptions, and during his 56 defensive snaps (97 percent), Morrow totaled four tackles, an interception and one pass defensed.
Harris gets a… carry? – It isn’t often that Erik Harris sees his name on the offensive side of the game book, but such was the case Sunday against the Bears as the veteran safety successfully executed a fake punt in the fourth quarter. Defensively, Harris was a beast as well, playing all 58 defensive snaps, finishing his Week 5 effort tied for the team lead with six tackles, also adding one pass defensed for good measure.