Quarterback Joe Flacco
Without quarterback Derek Carr at the helm Sunday, the Oakland Raiders turned to EJ Manuel to lead the way. In his first start since 2016, No. 3 kept the Silver and Black in contention for a majority of the game, but unfortunately, they were unable to surmount a talented Baltimore Ravens squad. Following their 30-17 win over the Raiders at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, here's what the Ravens had to say regarding the matchup.
Head Coach John Harbaugh:
The Ravens Head Coach recapped an earnest effort from the Raiders.
"Obviously, hard fought win against a very good football team. The Raiders, like they always do, when we got out in front, but they came back. Kept fighting, kept punching. They were fighting like the spirit of their coach. That was a good football game. A well appreciated win for us to come out here against this team in this environment and to play the way that we did was a real plus for us."
He spoke about how the Raiders approached the Ravens secondary.
"They really went after [Lardarius] Webb in the slot. They put 89 [WR Amari Cooper] in there and they put 15 [WR Michael Crabtree] in there. They got 10 [WR Seth Roberts] in there who is a good player. They were going after Webb a little bit and he did a good job."
Quarterback Joe Flacco:
The former Super Bowl champion gave credit to his blockers for stopping a stout Raiders pass rush.
"That was huge. You have to give credit to our tight ends, too. We put them in spots to kind of help out on [Khalil] Mack a good amount of times. They did really good. Bruce Irvin over on the other side and whoever they have coming on the other side, they're really good players too. You have to give a lot of credit to our backside to have Bruce 1-on-1 a lot of those times."
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Linebacker CJ Mosely:
The University of Alabama product was proud of his unit for limiting a talented Raiders offense.
"I told my guys they played well. That's one of the better offensive lines that we're going to see. They have some good running backs behind them too. Definitely a game for the young guys to learn the experience and resiliency. We just have to keep getting better and better."
Cornerback Marlon Humphrey:
Humphrey kept it simple when asked what it was like to get the win Sunday.
"It means a lot, you know? We're back on track. It's always good to come to someone else's stadium and get a win, so I'm really happy that we came out with the win."