It literally went down to the final seconds of the game, but the Oakland Raiders returned home in a big way Sunday, beating the Detroit Lions 31-24 in their much-anticipated return to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
With the win, the Silver and Black now own a .500 record halfway through the 2019 campaign, and while they've already reached their win total from a year ago, Head Coach Jon Gruden's team still has all their goals in front of them.
That said, they're going to have regroup in a hurry as the Los Angeles Chargers are set to come to town for a Thursday Night Football tilt in just a few days, but before we look ahead to Philip Rivers and Co., let's revisit the Raiders' Week 9 game, and take a closer look at the playtime percentages.
|R Incognito||G||72 - 100%||6 - 23%|
|G Jackson||G||72 - 100%||6 - 23%|
|K Miller||T||72 - 100%||6 - 23%|
|D Carr||QB||72 - 100%|
|A James||T||72 - 100%|
|D Sharpe||T||66 - 92%||6 - 23%|
|Z Jones||WR||66 - 92%|
|T Williams||WR||59 - 82%|
|D Waller||TE||57 - 79%|
|J Jacobs||RB||42 - 58%|
|H Renfrow||WR||39 - 54%|
|F Moreau||TE||37 - 51%||15 - 58%|
|J Richard||RB||24 - 33%|
|A Ingold||FB||14 - 19%||9 - 35%|
|D Carrier||TE||10 - 14%||21 - 81%|
|D Washington||RB||7 - 10%||5 - 19%|
|T Brown||T||6 - 8%|
|M Ateman||WR||4 - 6%|
|T Davis||WR||1 - 1%||7 - 27%|
|K Joseph||SS||71 - 100%||10 - 38%|
|T Whitehead||LB||71 - 100%||5 - 19%|
|E Harris||SS||71 - 100%||4 - 15%|
|N Morrow||LB||69 - 97%||7 - 27%|
|M Crosby||DE||66 - 93%||7 - 27%|
|T Mullen||CB||62 - 87%||6 - 23%|
|L Joyner||FS||59 - 83%|
|D Worley||CB||55 - 77%||10 - 38%|
|C Ferrell||DE||46 - 65%||1 - 4%|
|M Hurst||DT||37 - 52%||4 - 15%|
|J Hankins||DT||37 - 52%||4 - 15%|
|P Hall||DT||37 - 52%||1 - 4%|
|A Key||DE||29 - 41%||4 - 15%|
|B Mayowa||DE||26 - 37%||1 - 4%|
|N Lawson||CB||24 - 34%||20 - 77%|
|W Compton||LB||12 - 17%||13 - 50%|
|T McClain||DT||7 - 10%|
|K WIlber||LB||2 - 3%||20 - 77%|
|D Leavitt||SS||19 - 73%|
|K Nixon||CB||15 - 58%|
|D Carlson||K||12 - 46%|
|C Riley||FS||12 - 46%|
|T Sieg||LS||9 - 35%|
|A Cole||P||9 - 35%|
|E Magnuson||C||6 - 23%|
|D Good||G||6 - 23%|
Another day, another record for Josh Jacobs – Each week it seems like the Raiders' stud running back eclipses another record, and following another big day against the Lions, such was the case for No. 28 once again. Jacobs played 42 offensive snaps (58 percent) Sunday at the OACC, finishing his afternoon with 28 carries for 120 yards and two touchdowns. Jacobs now has 740 rushing yards on the season, and following a big first half, he broke the franchise record – previously held by Marcus Allen – for most rushing yards by a rookie.
Derek Carr stays efficient – I think it's kind of flying under the radar how well No. 4 played against the Lions. Not only did DC play every Week 9 snap – per usual – but even with an offensive line that was missing a pair of its foundational pieces, he effectively moved the Silver and Black's offense up and down the field for 60 minutes. In total, Carr completed 20 of his 31 pass attempts, finishing his outing with 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Hunter Renfrow seals the win – The former Clemson Tiger is no stranger to big catches in big moments, and that showed on the Raiders' final possession against the Lions. While Renfrow's game winner with just over two minutes left in the game will be everyone's lasting memory of the rookie wide receiver's game, don't sleep on the rest of what he did versus Detroit. Renfrow played 39 snaps (54 percent) in Week 9, and totaled six catches for 54 yards and the aforementioned score.
Erik Harris paces the defense – The veteran safety has been a steadying force on Paul Guenther's defense all season, and he was that once again on Sunday. Harris – along with Karl Joseph and Tahir Whitehead – played all 72 defensive snaps against the Lions, and No. 25 stayed active throughout the game, finishing the day with a team-high 10 tackles, as well as a tackle for loss, and a pass defensed.
Daryl Worley snags the possible play of the year – Daryl Worley made arguably the Raiders' best, individual highlight of 2019, when he picked off Matthew Stafford midway through the second quarter. Not only did the interception take points off the board for the Lions, but the way in which Worley secured the ball was truly something to behold. Interception aside, Worley played 55 defensive snaps (77%), totaling three tackles, and a pass defensed in addition to his first interception of 2019.
Arden Key gets home – We've been waiting patiently for the athletic defensive end to really come into his own in his second season as a Raider, and we caught of glimpse of exactly what No. 99 can bring to the table. Key, who played 29 snaps (41 percent) finished his Week 9 effort with one tackle, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit, and sack – his second in as many weeks.
Check out photos from the Raiders' Week 9 matchup with the Detroit Lions at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.