Oakland Raiders: Week 2 Grades

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Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders Raiderette cheerleaders perform during the game against the Baltimore Ravens as at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pete Camarillo

Run Game: B 

Latavius Murray came up big in the run game. He scored a one-yard touchdown behind the pulling butt of Gabe Jackson. He also found many cutback seems for seven and eight-yard gains. He can turn those runs into ten yards if he can finish with lower pads. Outside of that, the team should have relied on him more to kill the clock. Taiwan Jones also found him a role in this game. He caught a nice screen pass.

Pass Game: B

Derek Carr found some rhythm this week. He threw a bomb to Amari Cooper early, and even got a huge gain on a zone read play. However, Carr did almost cost the team the game with an interception in the fourth quarter. Carr also overthrew some passes to open receivers. He redeemed himself with a two-minute drive capped off by a touchdown to Seth Roberts. His pass protection could have been better, but Carr stood strong and took some shots

Receivers: B +

Cooper and Michael Crabtree both caught touchdown passes. Overall, the unit got some love. Andre Holmes and Roberts also made some plays for the team. As a whole, the unit was equally dangerous in deep and short routes. We finally saw the danger this unit can create. They also did some damage blocking on screen plays.

Offensive Line: B –

More than a few times, the offensive line let Derek Carr take some shots. As a whole the unit did push the Ravens around. They created wholes and seems for Murray. Carr also had enough time to push the ball up the field.

Defensive Line: C

The defensive line approved from a week ago, but that is not saying much. More than one occasion, Joe Flacco found lots of time to pick apart the secondary. The Raiders did a decent job stuffing the run in the second half. However, they still need to create a better pass rush.

Linebackers: C

Again, this unit improved from a week ago. They still gave up pass plays to the middle of the field. The Ravens tight end caught two touchdown passes in the first half, and Steve Smith often ran untouched through the middle. However, they did a better job at keeping contain and preventing big run plays.

Secondary: D-

T.J. Carrie really saved this unit from receiving an F. Carrie recorded a forced fumble in the first half that swung the momentum while Neiko Thorpe sealed the game with an interception in the final seconds. Outside of those two Asante Samuel seemed in position around the ball. Keith McGill and D.J. Hayden took turns getting picked apart. Hayden made one or two plays on the ball, but overall he got beat many times by the veteran Smith Sr.

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