The Oakland Raiders played the Indianapolis Colts tough Sunday afternoon back at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, but a poorly-timed fumble, combined with some classic Andrew Luck magic resulted in a disappointing 42-28 loss for the Silver and Black.
With the loss, Head Coach Jon Gruden and Co., now own a 1-6 record, and while the sting of Sunday's defeat to the Colts still lingers, the team won't have much time to dwell on it, as they're now just a little over 72 hours away from busing down to Santa Clara to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football.
Truth be told, we've already turned the page to Thursday's game at Levi's Stadium, but nevertheless, let's take a look back at the playtime percentages from the loss to the Colts, and see what we can learn from the numbers.
|G Jackson||G||50 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|J Feliciano||G||50 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|K Miller||T||50 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|B Parker||T||50 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|D Carr||QB||50 - 100%|
|R Hudson||C||50 - 100%|
|B LaFell||WR||46 - 100%|
|J Nelson||WR||45 - 90%|
|J Cook||TE||31 - 62%|
|S Roberts||WR||30 - 60%|
|D Martin||RB||28 - 56%|
|J Richard||RB||22 - 44%|
|L Smith||TE||15 - 30%||14 - 54%|
|D Carrier||TE||12 - 24%||20 - 77%|
|K Smith||FB||11 - 22%||16 - 62%|
|M Bryant||WR||7 - 14%|
|D Washington||RB||2 - 4%||8 - 31%|
|D Harris||WR||1 - 2%||16 - 62%|
|D Worley||CB||78 - 100%||7 - 27%|
|T Whitehead||LB||78 - 100%||6 - 23%|
|G Conley||CB||76 - 97%|
|M Gilchrist||FS||70 - 90%||11 - 42%|
|J Hankins||DT||57 - 73%||6 - 23%|
|F Rucker||DE||52 - 67%|
|E Harris||SS||51 - 65%||22 - 85%|
|M Hurst||DT||46 - 59%|
|P Hall||DT||45 - 58%|
|M Lee||LB||43 - 55%||22 - 85%|
|A Key||DE||37 - 47%||6 - 23%|
|L Hall||CB||37 - 47%|
|C McDonald||DT||32 - 41%||6 - 23%|
|K Joseph||SS||31 - 40%||9 - 35%|
|B Irvin||DE||24 - 31%||6 - 23%|
|F Brown||DE||23 - 29%|
|N Nelson||CB||21 - 27%||6 - 23%|
|K Wilber||LB||20 - 26%||22 - 85%|
|N Morrow||LB||20 - 26%||16 - 62%|
|J Cabinda||LB||17 - 22%|
|D Rodgers-Cromartie||CB||22 - 85%|
|D Carlson||K||9 - 35%|
|J Townsend||P||6 - 23%|
|T Sieg||LS||6 - 23%|
|D Kirkland||G||4 - 15%|
|T Clemmings||T||3 - 12%|
|I Silberman||G||1 - 4%|
D.C. gets his groove back – Yes, the Raiders lost, and ultimately the win/loss record is really the only thing that matters, but I have to say, it was really nice to see Derek Carr look like the D.C. we've grown accustomed to seeing since he first donned the Silver and Black. Carr unsurprisingly played all 50 offensive snaps against the Colts, finishing his day 21 of 28 for 244 yards and three touchdowns. He also secured the first rushing score of his career, and passed Daryle Lamonica for third on the Raiders all-time passing list by game's end.
LaFell finds the end zone – Without the services of Amari Cooper, one of the big storylines headed into Sunday was seeing which wide receiver stepped up and took the reps now available because of his absence. Well, while the situation will likely remain fluid, Brandon LaFell got first crack at an extended run, and made the most of his opportunity. In total, LaFell played 46 offensive snaps (92%), hauling in three passes for 39 yards and his first touchdown as a Raider.
Martin gets the bulk of the carries – No Marshawn Lynch meant that we anticipated getting a heavy dose of Doug Martin, and that was indeed the case Sunday. Now, I know that everyone will just remember Martin's fourth quarter fumble – it was a turning point in the Week 8 loss – but fumble aside, the veteran running back actually played pretty well. The former Boise State Bronco played 28 snaps (56%) Sunday afternoon, carrying the ball 13 times for 72 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 8 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts at the Coliseum.
Lee paces the defense – Marquel Lee played 43 defensive snaps (55%) in Sunday's loss to the Colts, and he filled up the stat sheet during his time on the field. When the final whistle blew, Lee led all Raiders with 11 tackles.
Harris stays active – Erik Harris got the start Sunday afternoon, and while the Silver and Black eventually lost to the Colts, No. 25 stayed active on the defensive side of the ball. All told, Harris played 51 snaps (65%), finishing his Week 8 outing with six tackles, one quarterback hit, and two passes defensed.
Worley goes the distance – Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said that he's been looking to find some consistency out wide, and it sure looks like Daryl Worley is doing his best to lock down one of those base cornerback spots. In the Raiders Week 8 matchup at the OACC, Worley played all 78 defensive snaps, finishing the game with three tackles.