The Raiders did not have Derek Carr in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. But the offense still has enough high-paid weapons to expect a good offensive output. Instead the Raiders scored just 17 points and produced a third straight game with less than 300 yards of offense.
Amari Cooper’s disappointing season continues, as the top wideout had just eight receiving yards. He has just 4 catches for 23 yards in the last three games.
7 Third Down Conversions
The Raiders could not get off the field on third down against the Ravens, as Baltimore converted 7 of 14 third down conversions. Entering the game the Ravens had converted just 37 percent of their third downs. But a matchup with the Raiders defense cured Baltimore’s woes.
9 Jalen Richard Carries
The back-up running back played a more prominent role on offense, as Marshawn Lynch was given just three more carries. Richard didn’t have the best day, posting 37 rushing yards, but he had a higher yards per carry than Lynch and had the longest Raider run of the day at 14 yards.
After Jack Del Rio punted away any chance at a comeback, the Ravens effectively ended the game with a 13 play drive eating 6:26 of the clock. The drive looked like what Marshawn lynch was supposed to be doing at the end of Raider wins.
54 Yard Completion
Joe Flacco entered the game last in the NFL in yards per attempt at 5.1. The Ravens could not hit on big plays in the first four weeks. But Mike Wallace hauled in a 52-yard catch on the first play of the game. He followed that up with a 54-yard catch later. Both came against Sean Smith.
82 Yards Receiving
Michael Crabtree may have surpassed Cooper as the top receiver on the team, as he returned with the most yards and catches, including a 41-yard touchdown grab.
159 Yards Passing
EJ Manuel got the start over the injured Derek Carr, and did not impress. Manuel was just 13 of 26 for 159 yards. Carr is expected back next week.
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