Raiders drop the ball, lose to Payments

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr rolls out after faking a handoff during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) Photo: Adrian Kraus, Associated Press

  • DeAndre Washington, hit by the Bills’ Leonard Johnson, fumbles the football. It was returned by Matt Milano for a TD. Photo: Adrian Kraus, Associated Press

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball during the third quarter of an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  Kelechi Osemele #70 of the Oakland Raiders and Rodney Hudson #61 of the Oakland Raiders attempt to tackle Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter of an NFL game on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  DeAndre Washington #33 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball as Ryan Davis #56 of the Buffalo Bills attempts to tackle him during the second quarter of an NFL game on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills leaps for a touchdown as NaVorro Bowman #53 of the Oakland Raiders attempts to stop him during the fourth quarter of an NFL game on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by /Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  Jared Cook #87 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter of an NFL game on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 29:  Jalen Richard #30 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball during the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills on October 29, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Photo: Tom Szczerbowski, Getty Images

  • Tyrod Taylor y Joe Webb, de los Bills de Buffalo, festejan luego de lograr una anotación en el partido ante los Raiders de Oakland, el domingo 29 de octubre de 2017 (AP Foto/Adrian Kraus) Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP / FR171451 AP

  • Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano, right, is congratulated by Micah Hyde (23) after scoring on a fumble return during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP / FR171451 AP

  • Umpire Shawn Smith, center right, tries to break up an argument between Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse (73) and Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Preston Brown (52) and outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (57) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP / FR171451 AP

  • Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Buffalo Bills defensive back Leonard Johnson (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP / FR171451 AP

  • Buffalo Bills' Lafayette Pitts recovers a fumble by Oakland Raiders' Jalen Richard on a punt return during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. Photo: Jeffrey T. Barnes, AP / FR171450 AP

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) and quarterback Joe Webb (14) celebrate after they connected on a touchdown pbad against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. Photo: Adrian Kraus, AP / FR171451 AP



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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr rolls out after faking a handoff through the first half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. (AP Picture/Adrian Kraus) much less
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr rolls out after faking a handoff through the first half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. (AP Picture/Adrian … extra


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DeAndre Washington, hit by the Payments’ Leonard Johnson, fumbles the soccer. It was returned by Matt Milano for a TD.

DeAndre Washington, hit by the Payments’ Leonard Johnson, fumbles the soccer. It was returned by Matt Milano for a TD.


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Payments runs the ball through the third quarter of an NFL sport in opposition to the Oakland Raiders on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Payments runs the ball through the third quarter of an NFL sport in opposition to the Oakland Raiders on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New … extra


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Kelechi Osemele #70 of the Oakland Raiders and Rodney Hudson #61 of the Oakland Raiders try and sort out Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Payments through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Kelechi Osemele #70 of the Oakland Raiders and Rodney Hudson #61 of the Oakland Raiders try and sort out Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Payments through the fourth quarter of an NFL … extra


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: DeAndre Washington #33 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball as Ryan Davis #56 of the Buffalo Payments makes an attempt to sort out him through the second quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: DeAndre Washington #33 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball as Ryan Davis #56 of the Buffalo Payments makes an attempt to sort out him through the second quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, … extra


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Payments leaps for a landing as NaVorro Bowman #53 of the Oakland Raiders makes an attempt to cease him through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by /Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Payments leaps for a landing as NaVorro Bowman #53 of the Oakland Raiders makes an attempt to cease him through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport on October … extra


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Jared Cook dinner #87 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Payments through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Jared Cook dinner #87 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Trae Elston #36 of the Buffalo Payments through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard … extra


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ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Jalen Richard #30 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, New York. (Picture by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Photographs) much less
ORCHARD PARK, NY – OCTOBER 29: Jalen Richard #30 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball through the fourth quarter of an NFL sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments on October 29, 2017 at New Period Discipline in Orchard Park, … extra


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Tyrod Taylor y Joe Webb, de los Payments de Buffalo, festejan luego de lograr una anotación en el partido ante los Raiders de Oakland, el domingo 29 de octubre de 2017 (AP Foto/Adrian Kraus)

Tyrod Taylor y Joe Webb, de los Payments de Buffalo, festejan luego de lograr una anotación en el partido ante los Raiders de Oakland, el domingo 29 de octubre de 2017 (AP Foto/Adrian Kraus)


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Buffalo Payments exterior linebacker Matt Milano, proper, is congratulated by Micah Hyde (23) after scoring on a fumble return through the first half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. much less
Buffalo Payments exterior linebacker Matt Milano, proper, is congratulated by Micah Hyde (23) after scoring on a fumble return through the first half of an NFL soccer sport in opposition to the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Oct. … extra


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Umpire Shawn Smith, middle proper, tries to interrupt up an argument between Oakland Raiders offensive sort out Marshall Newhouse (73) and Buffalo Payments center linebacker Preston Brown (52) and outdoors linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (57) through the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. much less
Umpire Shawn Smith, middle proper, tries to interrupt up an argument between Oakland Raiders offensive sort out Marshall Newhouse (73) and Buffalo Payments center linebacker Preston Brown (52) and outdoors linebacker … extra


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Oakland Raiders working again DeAndre Washington (33) fumbles the ball as he’s hit by Buffalo Payments defensive again Leonard Johnson (24) through the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. much less
Oakland Raiders working again DeAndre Washington (33) fumbles the ball as he’s hit by Buffalo Payments defensive again Leonard Johnson (24) through the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in … extra


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Buffalo Payments’ Lafayette Pitts recovers a fumble by Oakland Raiders’ Jalen Richard on a punt return through the second half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J.

Buffalo Payments’ Lafayette Pitts recovers a fumble by Oakland Raiders’ Jalen Richard on a punt return through the second half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J.


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Buffalo Payments quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) and quarterback Joe Webb (14) have a good time after they linked on a landing go in opposition to the Oakland Raiders through the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.J. much less
Buffalo Payments quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) and quarterback Joe Webb (14) have a good time after they linked on a landing go in opposition to the Oakland Raiders through the first half of an NFL soccer sport, Sunday, … extra


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Raiders drop the ball, lose to Payments


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Beginning sluggish was not an issue for the Raiders on Sunday, as their offense marched 81 yards in a crisp 13 performs for a landing and early seven-point lead on the Payments.

It was merely every little thing after that. The offense slowed. Holding onto the ball proved troublesome. A keen protection bent because it was repeatedly pressed into motion within the second half.

The outcome was a 34-14 Oakland loss that tempered the joy surrounding its last-play win over Kansas Metropolis 10 days earlier. Midway by the season, the Raiders are Three-5, already eclipsing final season’s loss whole. They’ll keep on the East Coast this week earlier than enjoying Miami on Sunday after which have their bye, throughout which Oakland could have an opportunity to diagnose what has gone flawed in a season that started with a lot promise.

“Bought to man up and acknowledge that’s what it’s,” head coach Jack Del Rio mentioned of the Raiders’ report. “That’s what we’ve earned so far. Midway mark, Three-5, clearly not what we had been searching for. Nevertheless it’s what we’ve earned so far.”

Del Rio mentioned defending the ball was a degree of emphasis for the Raiders in opposition to a Buffalo staff that got here into Sunday main the NFL with a plus-10 turnover margin. As a substitute, that determine grew to plus-14 because the Raiders dedicated 4 turnovers, together with three in a pivotal span of 5 minutes of play.

With 41 seconds left earlier than halftime in a 7-7 sport, quarterback Derek Carr threw a brief go to working again DeAndre Washington, who was hit laborious by cornerback Leonard Johnson. The ball popped out of Washington’s arms and into these of linebacker Matt Milano, who returned it 40 yards for a landing and sharp momentum swing.

Washington mentioned Johnson’s helmet “hit the ball. Good hit on contact. Gotta maintain onto the ball, although, regardless.”

The Raiders compelled a punt to open the second half, however return man Jalen Richard fumbled and misplaced the ball on the 14-yard line. Oakland’s protection held Buffalo to a area purpose, after which discovered itself proper again on the sector after a Carr third-down go for Michael Crabtree was tipped and intercepted by security Micah Hyde.

Buffalo kicked one other area purpose and all however sealed the sport with its subsequent drive, a 12-play, 80-yard slog that ate up the ultimate 7:16 of the third quarter and the primary three seconds of the fourth. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor lunged over the purpose line for a 1-yard landing and Stephen Hauschka’s additional level made it 27-7.

“On the finish of the day, the most important detriment or issue was minus-Four in turnovers,” Del Rio mentioned. “It’s laborious to go minus-Four and have the sport go the best way you’re trying.”

The Raiders truly outgained Buffalo 367 yards to 331. Carr eclipsed 300 yards pbading for the second straight sport — after not doing so in his first 5 video games — however wanted 49 makes an attempt and threw two interceptions.

He began sturdy, going 5-for-Eight pbading on a gap drive that appeared to hold over from the 31-30 win over the Chiefs in Oakland’s earlier sport. Carr arrange a 1st-and-goal on the 1 with back-to-back completions of 21 yards. And fullback Jamize Olawale, who’d prolonged the drive by changing a 4th-and-1 run, barreled into the top zone for his first landing of the season.

Oakland’s subsequent drive started with a 40-yard go from Carr to Crabtree. However hardly ever once more was the offense so aggressive, and with working again Marshawn Lynch serving his one-game suspension, the floor sport was minimal. Richard and Washington mixed for 11 carries and 47 yards, although they had been lively within the pbading sport, combining for 13 catches, 97 yards and a landing.

Requested if the Payments defended them otherwise after the opening drive, tight finish Jared Cook dinner mentioned: “Nah, we had been simply capturing ourselves within the foot, man. We had been doing issues that profitable soccer groups shouldn’t do. Turnovers, penalties, dangerous area place. We gotta maintain the chains transferring.”

A Four-yard landing go from Carr to Washington trimmed the deficit to 27-14 early within the fourth quarter. The Payments responded with a 48-yard landing run from LeSean McCoy, who had a season-high 151 yards on 27 carries.

“It’s a must to give credit score to the staff we performed in opposition to,” mentioned receiver Amari Cooper, who had 5 catches for 48 yards. “They got here to play. They made extra performs than we did. We simply should get again within the swing of issues.”

Carr threw his ultimate go of the day in Cooper’s course. It was intercepted on the Buffalo Three — and served as a reminder that the Raiders nonetheless are the one protection within the NFL with out an interception this season.

Matt Kawahara is a San Francisco Chronicle employees author. E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @matthewkawahara


Raiders’ Three notables

FB Jamize Olawale: He had two key short-yardage runs on the Raiders’ opening drive, together with a 1-yard landing, however left within the second quarter with a hamstring damage.

LB Cory James: He returned from a knee damage to report eight tackles, together with three for loss, and was lively across the line of scrimmage.

WR Michael Crabtree: He accounted for the Raiders’ longest play with a 40-yard reception, however totaled 43 yards on his different 4 catches.

— Matt Kawahara




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