Printed 7:23 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2017
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Raiders operating again DeAndre’ Washington by no means noticed Leonard Johnson coming when the Buffalo Payments cornerback hit him from behind and compelled a fumble.
“It occurred so quick,” Washington stated.
The identical is perhaps true of your complete Raiders crew, which turned over the ball 4 occasions in being blindsided by Buffalo throughout a 34-14 loss on a rain-slicked subject Sunday.
Washington’s fumble began the turnover fest.
Catching a brief go over the center, he turned upfield solely to be hit by Johnson, whose helmet hit the ball and popped it free. The ball flew into the air and immediately within the arms of Milano, who returned it 40 yards for a landing to place Buffalo up 14-7 with 32 seconds left within the first half.
With a gentle drizzle falling for a lot of the afternoon, Washington wasn’t the one one unable to deal with the ball. The Raiders turned it over on every of their first two possessions of the second half in permitting the Payments to attain 27 consecutive factors.
Jalen Richard misplaced a fumble — pressured by Milano — throughout a punt return after the Payments went three-and-out to open the third quarter. Then Derek Carr threw an interception on Oakland’s subsequent possession earlier than throwing yet one more to finish the Raiders’ last drive.
“We’re simply taking pictures ourselves within the foot,” tight finish Jared Cook dinner stated. “Each time we stored the chains shifting, it was self-inflicted wounds. And people are issues you may’t have. It is pricey, and it value us the sport.”
In shedding for the fourth time in 5 video games, Oakland (Three-5) failed to hold over the momentum from its dramatic 31-30 come-from-behind victory over Kansas Metropolis on Oct. 19.
Quite than return dwelling, the Raiders traveled on to Florida, the place they’re going to spend the week making ready to play at Miami subsequent Sunday earlier than getting into their bye week.
“I in all probability will not shut up all week about how arduous we have to go in apply. We’re at that time,” Cook dinner added. “Every man wants to have a look at it and preserve working, as a result of that is the one manner you get out of this.”
The Raiders unraveled after Jamize Olawale scored on a 1-yard run on Oakland’s opening possession.
Oakland managed six first downs on its subsequent eight possessions, 4 of which resulted in punts, and one other three completed with turnovers.
Carr was 31 of 49 for 313 yards with a mean-nothing Four-yard landing to Washington regardless of going through an injury-depleted Payments protection that was lacking two beginning backs and two days after Buffalo traded its highest-paid participant, defensive deal with Marcell Dareus, to Jacksonville.
The Raiders have been down receiver Seth Roberts, who was lively however didn’t play after falling ailing earlier than the sport.
Oakland’s operating badault faltered, managing simply 54 yards speeding with Marshawn Lynch serving a one-game suspension for leaving the bench and shoving an official towards Kansas Metropolis.
At the very least Lynch will be capable of rejoin the crew this week.
“Any time you do not have a man like him, you all the time miss it,” Washington stated. “However me and Jalen (Richard) needed to step up at present and that is simply what it was.”
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