For the first time this season, the Oakland Raiders were outgained and outscored by their opponent.
Washington’s NFL team played a punishing brand of football on Sunday, beating down the Raiders 27-10.
It was a dominant showing. Oakland gained 344 fewer yards, earned nine fewer first downs and held the ball for 17 more minutes of game clock.
Quarterback Derek Carr was sacked four times. The Oakland offensive line hasn’t allowed that to happen since the last game of the 2015 season, when Carr was dumped six times.
The Raiders managed 128 total yards as they struggled to establish a run game against a tough Washington defensive front seven.
Chris Thompson ruled the primetime game. The running back caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown. He got the scoring started in the first quarter when he was wide open running a route from the backfield.
The entire offense struggled, so it’s difficult to single out individual players that were worse than the whole.
Amari Cooper’s issues with dropping passes, which has been an issue throughout the season, continued as the former first-round pick botched one of his four targets, according to Pro Football Focus. But as was the theme of the night, it wasn’t just an individual failure as three of Carr’s passes were botched by receivers.
Making a bad game worse, Michael Crabtree left the game with a chest injury.
The Raiders, like many teams around the NFL, protested the national anthem as most players didn’t stand for the playing of the song.