If you had to describe the Raiders 45-42 overtime win over the Browns Womens Mike Nugent Jersey
, roller coaster should come to mind.This game had it all, controversial calls, big plays, lead changes, and overtime.Unlike the previous three games the Raiders did not lead at halftime.The Raiders trailed 28-14 midway through the third quarter and needed some Derek Carr heroics to pull this one off.Grading the teams performance is a challenge in a game like this because although the result was a Raiders win, there are many areas where the Raiders need improvement.Let’s take at the week four Raiders report card.Aerial Attack: A-It’s difficult to be too hard on Derek Carr after this one.Yes, you can question the decision making on both of his interceptions but he showed tremendous heart and a desire to win when his team needed it.Carr finished the game 35 of 58 with 437 yards and four touchdowns.He showed toughness in the overtime period when he took a big hit, was slow to get up but stayed in the game and led the Raiders offense down the field to set up the game winning field goal.Carr delivered passes to eight different receivers.Amari Cooper (8-128-1) led the way along with Jared Cook (8-110-2).Ground Game: AMarshawn Lynch takes full responsibility for this grade.The offensive line was not great but Lynch did his part grinding out 130 yards on 20 carries.Lynch’s 130 yards on the ground was his most since 2014.Lynch longest run of the day was a 52 yard gain.He also caught three balls for 27 yards.Offensive Line: B+It was a slow start for the offensive line this week but they showed some toughness and grit this week against a good Browns defense.The group paved the way for Marshawn Lynch to gain 130 yards on the ground.Going into the game a key match up was Kolton Miller versus Miles Garrett. Although Youth Seth Roberts Jersey
, Garrett was disruptive at times was not a game wrecker.Extra points were added to the grade for the Raiders ability to deal with an injury to Donald Penn.Donald Penn did not finish the game, due to a lower leg injury.Rookie, Brandon Parker was forced into action and played well.Browns defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams is known for his exotic blitz packages, the Raiders offensive line held up well in pass protection.Defensive Line: DAs long as the defensive line continues to lack a pass rush and get gashed for big plays on the ground they will earn low grades.Maurice Hurst kept this group from getting an F.Hurst came up with a huge sack, fumble late in the third quarter.The play started the comeback for the Raiders. Three plays later, the Raiders closed the gap to 28-21. The Browns gained 208 yards on 31 carries, while rushing for three touchdowns. Linebackers: C+Marquel Lee led the way for the linebackers Womens Gareon Conley Jersey
, playing his best game as a Raider.Lee did a little bit of everything today showing up in the run (10 tackles) and pass (2 pass deflections).The reason for the C+ is too many missed tackles.Missed tackles by Whitehead and Lee led to both of Nick Chubb’s touchdowns.Secondary: BThe secondary forced two turnovers today, Gareon Conley intercepted the first pass of his career and took it to the house.The secondary get’s graded on a bit of a curve because the pass rush is so bad they can’t be expected to cover for as long as they are asked to.Baker Mayfield had all day to scan the field and find an open receiver.The Raiders defense and secondary in particular benefited from several Browns drops.Special Teams: B+The special teams unit played a critical role in the win for the Raiders.Keep in mind the kicker, punter, and long snapper were all rookies.Newly signed kicker, Matt McCrane made 3 of 5 attempts.His first miss isn’t completely his fault.The kick took place on the infield dirt and the ball slipped on the dirt while be placed by Johnny Townsend.McCrane made the one that mattered, a 29 yard, game winner in overtime.The kick cover teams were on point, continuously limiting the Browns returns to no gains and putting the Browns offense is poor starting position. Dwayne Harris was excellent in covering kicks and returning kicks.His longest return of the day was a 49 yard punt return. Overall Grade: B It wasn’t always pretty but the Raiders did just enough to get a much needed win.Raiders sign former Titans Youth Tahir Whitehead Jersey
, Cardinals CB Jarell Carter The trade of Ryan Switzer to the Steelers today opened up a roster spot, and the Raiders wasted no time signing a player to fill it. Instead of picking up one of the myriad mediocre quarterbacks available or maybe a bad offensive tackle, they instead picked up a cornerback.Carter was initially signed by the Cardinals last year as an undrafted free agent. He attended Trinity International University in Illinois and recorded 156 tackles, 30 interceptions and 28 passes defensed at the NAIA level. The Raiders must have had this guy on their radar to pick him up so quickly, which proof that there is nowhere on Earth you can play where Raiders scouts won’t find you.Carter is probably nothing more than a camp body, but he will certainly be doing his best to stand out in the Raiders’ fourth preseason game to show out for other teams who need help at corner- and there are always plenty of teams like that.