Oakland Raiders Week 3 Game Plan

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Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Ravens 37-33. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Offense: Run the Ball

Quarterback Derek Carr played well against Cleveland last year, throwing for 328 yards and a touchdown. But despite Cleveland picking nose tackle Danny Shelton in the draft, running the ball is still the way to beat the Browns. That was a weak part of their team last year as even Darren McFadden, as bad as he was, averaged five yards per carry on them.

The funny thing is the Raiders run the ball well with Latavius Murray this year, they just don’t do it enough. They have only 12 runs on first down this year so far and average 4.6 yards per carry when they do. The Raiders have only run the ball on 27.6 percent of their offensive plays period so far, which just won’t be enough to exploit the Browns biggest weakness on Sunday.

And it’s not like the Browns can stop it, giving up and NFL worst 160 yards per game through two games. Running the ball and setting up 3rd-and-short would nullify the blitz the Browns like to run. It would also quiet that loud crowd in the Dog Pound, set up a few shots down the field and most of all, keep the Raiders defense off the field.

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