By Shawn Lealos
The Oakland Raiders beat the AFC West division-main Kansas Metropolis Chiefs of their final recreation, giving the Chiefs solely their second lack of the season. Nevertheless, the Raiders couldn’t comply with up their massive win this week once they turned the ball over 4 occasions and misplaced to the Buffalo Payments, 34-14, on Sunday. Following a recreation filled with errors, here’s a take a look at the Raiders’ staff grades for his or her Week eight loss.
The Raiders offense has struggled to get something going this season. That’s much more distressing because the workforce was with out Marshawn Lynch for this recreation resulting from a suspension. Because of their struggles, the Raiders completed with 4 turnovers that value them the sport. Derek Carr, who returned early from an damage a couple of weeks weeks in the past, threw two interceptions in comparison with only one landing toss. He did throw for 313 yards one week after throwing for greater than four hundred towards the Chiefs. Nevertheless since coming back from his damage, in a span of three video games, he has tossed 4 interceptions and solely 5 touchdowns.
Lynch hasn’t been the lynchpin that the Raiders hoped once they signed him and let Latavius Murray depart for the Minnesota Vikings. Lynch has solely eclipsed 50 yards twice this season. Murray hasn’t been a lot better in Minnesota, however the Raiders continued to wrestle within the operating recreation, even with out Lynch. DeAndre Washington led the best way with solely 26 yards on six carries, whereas Jalen Richard chipped in with 21 yards on 5 carries.
When it got here to the passing recreation, the receivers had an honest outing. Michael Crabtree grabbed 5 balls for eighty three yards whereas Amari Cooper caught 5 for forty eight yards. Even Lee Smith and Cordarrelle Patterson caught some balls. Nevertheless, it was Washington who led the best way with eight catches for sixty two yards and a landing. On the finish of the day, Carr had good numbers that have been spoiled by the turnovers and lack of touchdowns.
The Raiders protection can’t cease anybody when struggling via their quite a few accidents. With gamers out of motion within the secondary and within the linebackers corps, the Payments exploited the remaining gamers. LeSean McCoy had his greatest recreation of the season, operating for 151 yards and a landing, permitting the Payments to run the clock and management the sport.
Tyrod Taylor wasn’t requested to do almost as a lot because the Raiders threw onto Carr’s shoulders. Taylor threw 27 passes, finishing 20 of them, however solely averaged eight.25 yards per completion. He was environment friendly,…