It seems almost banal to award the scores after such a victory. The fans in Oakland did not care how it went, they just wanted a reason to celebrate, so the sweetie could beat the bitterness at the last chance to see the Raiders play in Oakland.
But we have a job to do, so let's get there.
Airstrike: B +
No big wet field games, but the passing game came through. Derek Carr was efficient and twice completed a second run at Jordy Nelson to finish the third down conversion on the long ride that began in the third quarter and to depart at 7:20, which ended in a touchdown. It gave the Raiders a 24-7 lead, effectively taking the game out of reach.
Derek Carr left without listening. And he's made a five-rank winning round after the game, if that's the last game in Oakland Coliseum.
Attack Line: A
Carr has also been well protected most of the night. Despite meeting the elite duo of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, Carr was fired only once and by neither. Brandon Parker and Denzelle Good had monster blocks at the last touchdown of Jalen Raiders.
Basic Game: A
Doug Martin had several big games in play. The game's first touchdown run from 24 yards, a 1
The Raiders ran 8 times on the long journey for 47 yards and touchdown.
Defensive Line: C +
Again no sacks from the defensive line. The only sack of security was Karl Joseph. There were not much rushing yards, but much of it had to do with the Broncos spending the second half in desperation.
Linebacking Corps: B
Credit that does not depend on giving up the same explosive devices You have most games this season. Then Pro Bowl, who ran back from Phillip Lindsay, was lost to a hand injury and the Broncos made their fourth start of the season.
Most of the duels that the Raiders had in the game came the defensive backs. Rashaan Melvin made the first three tackles and led the team in the formulas against wire. Karl Joseph put the wood a few times. Marcus Gilchrist also had a great success and had a late interception. Erik Harris also had a catch. And the defense held an opponent below 20 points for the first time throughout the season.
Special Teams: A +
Even with a net of 12 yards in the first half, the Raiders led the game 7-0. Dwayne Harris returned from a 99-yard punt. It was an incredibly clever game from Harris, who had picked up a ball that the Broncos had saved before entering the end zone and returned it for the score. On the way he was blocked by Kyle Wilber, Marquel Lee, Nicholas Morrow and Nick Nelson.
Punter Johnny Townsend had a punt to take a favorable jump and stop at 64 yards. He had a 37-yard punt early on, but landed three of his five punts in the 20, including a 47-yarder who was pretty much caught in the 12 at the end of the game. Kicker Daniel Carlson connected his two field hits from 43 and 45 meters away.
Overall grade: A