Boy, it was an entertaining Sunday, right?
After the rain had cleared, tempers had cooled, and the clock reached triple zero, the Oakland Raiders had retained the Denver Broncos 21-14, improving their record of 5-6, and returning to the conversation of the AFC postseason in the process.
Sunday's victory over the Broncos certainly did not lack sparks, so with victory now in the rearview mirror, let's look back at the percentages of game time, and see what we can learn from the numbers.
Carr era clinico – Without its top, two targets on the outside,
Rocket Richard takes off – The dynamic second-year runner did not see a ton of offensive career, only five snaps (7%), but it was certainly shocking in the limited time he was on the field. Richard led the ball twice for 18 yards, and also drove in two pbades for Carr for 13 yards and a touchdown, his first receiving score of 2017.
Patterson scores wide receivers – Before the The first half came to an end, Todd Downing's offense went without the services of Amari Cooper (concussion), as well as Michael Crabtree (ejection). The absence of the couple forced the other three, open receptors active on the list to intensify, and that is precisely what they did. Patterson, in particular, enjoyed a pleasant day at the office, playing 37 offensive snaps (54%), carrying three pbades for a 72-yard team. His 54-yard reception in the final minutes also proved to be the nail in the coffin for the Broncos on Sunday afternoon.
Bowman ends the drought – What had become a contested statistic, aimed at Sunday's game, the Raiders had not yet counted an interception on 2017. However, veteran linebacker
Autry vs. the Broncos – Strong defensive linemen enjoyed an exceptional day against the Broncos' offensive line. Autry played 39 moves (66%) in Sunday's victory, adding three tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. His performance of Week 12 also served as the first multiplayer game No. 96 of his career.
Carrie and Smith surfaced – With