Week 1 of the NFL season was a wild one for the Silver and Black, as the Oakland Raiders closed out a 35-34 win over the New Orleans Saints on a game-winning two-point conversion. After returning to California with a win under its belt, the team got back to work in preparation for its home opener against the Atlanta Falcons. The Silver and Black will return to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum this Sunday at 1:25 p.m. for their bout with the Falcons; let's get you caught up on The Week That Was.
Head Coach Jack Del Rio made an appearance on the Silver & Black Show to discuss with Chris Townsend the decision to go for the two-point conversion.
Rookie running back Jalen Richard stopped by to talk about his NFL debut, and his 75-yard touchdown.
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Raiders QB Derek Carr Earns Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's fourth quarter touchdown pass and two-point conversion in a Raiders win has been voted the CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE WEEK for Week 1, the NFL announced today.
Carr finished the game 24 of 38 for 319 yards and one touchdown, and connected with wide receiver Michael Crabtree on the game-winning, two-point conversion with 0:52 left in regulation as the Raiders topped the Saints 35-34.
Right Combination Play: Jalen Richard Finds The End Zone
The Oakland Raiders completed an impressive comeback, and beat the New Orleans Saints 35-34 Sunday at the Superdome.
On the shoulders of their high-powered offense, and some timely defensive stops, the Silver and Black flew back to Northern California with an impressive win under their belt.
One of the most impressive plays of the afternoon belonged to rookie running back Jalen Richard, who took his first NFL carry 75 yards to the house, when the Raiders needed a touchdown most.
Steve Wisniewski, Coach Tom Flores Among Hall of Fame Modern-Era Nominees
The list of Modern-Era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 is comprised of 94 players and coaches. Among the nominees announced are several first-year eligible players including quarterback Donovan McNabb, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor.
The list of nominees consists of 45 offensive players, 32 defensive players, six special teams players and 11 coaches. The Modern-Era nominees will be trimmed to 25 semifinalists in November and, from there, to 15 finalists in January.
NFL.com Names Oakland Raiders The Offensive Line Of The Week
This past Sunday, the Oakland Raiders overcame a 14-point deficit on the road, battled through injuries, and closed out a tightly contested game with a win against the New Orleans Saints.
NFL.com named the Raiders offensive line the "Offensive Line of the Week," in large part for their ability to battle through adversity. After right tackle Menelik Watson went down in the second quarter with a groin injury, the team suffered another blow, this time in the form a knee injury to Watson's replacement, tackle Matt McCants.
Safety Keith McGill II: "Every Day I Just Tried To Improve"
Prior to Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, the last time Keith McGill II lined up as a safety was his during first year at the University of Utah, and during those games in Salt Lake City, Drew Brees certainly wasn't the quarterback he was tasked with working against.
But that's the situation the converted cornerback found himself in last week, as he not only earned the start at strong safety against the Saints, but played every defensive snap except two in the 35-34 win at the Superdome.
In total, McGill finished the game with six total tackles and one pass defensed., Head Coach Jack Del Rio was pleased with what he saw from the rangy defensive back.
McGill also recently changed the name on his jersey to honor his father.
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