Oakland Raiders Week 8 Stats Breakdown and Awards

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November 1, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes (18, left) is congratulated by wide receiver Amari Cooper (89, right) against the New York Jets during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 PFF Offensive Grades

Honorable mentions in BOLD:

  • Gabe Jackson: +4
  • Latavius Murray: +2.3
  • Taiwan Jones: +2.2
  • Donald Penn: +2.1
  • Seth Roberts: +1.9
  • Derek Carr: +1.7 -It seems like I’ve started so many paragraphs about Derek Carr saying “he played the best game of his young career.” and I’m starting to feel like that phrase needs to be replaced by saying “Derek Carr put up another stellar performance.” Carr had a QB rating of 130.9 against a pass defense that had QB’s averaging in the mid 70’s all season long. Tack on a 4:0 TD to Int ratio and it truly is another stellar performance by Derek Carr.
  • Lee Smith: +1.7
  • Michael Crabtree: +1.5
  • Marcel Reece: +1.2
  • Andre Holmes: +.7
  • Clive Walford: +.6
  • Jamize Olawale: +.6
  • Roy Helu: +.1
  • Amari Cooper: -.2 – Cooper’s first trip to Revis Island certainly limited his production, getting 5 catches for 46 yards. But I’ve seen much more experienced receiver, and receivers who are considered to be some of the best in the game go out to Revis Island and get stranded there. Cooper played a really strong game against one of the leagues best, earning his respect in the process. For a receiver, I have to imagine having the respect of a player like Revis has to be a good feeling…even if Cooper would never say so.
  • Austin Howard: -.6
  • Mychal Rivera: -1.1
  • J’Marcus Webb: -2
  • Rodney Hudson: -2.2 – This, I can’t figure out. Rodney has a great game in pass protection, giving up zero sacks, hits or hurries, but his Pass Blocking grade was only +.5. When running through his gaps the run game averaged almost five yards per carry but he got a Run Blocking grade of -2.4.

Next: Week 8 Defensive Standouts