Oakland Raiders Week 9 Stats and Awards
Nov 8, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs on a fifty-nine yard pass reception as Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) chases during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Raiders suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Excluding the loss in week 1 to the Bengals, the Raiders three other losses have come at a combined total of 11 points, and while a loss is a loss no matter how you slice it, there is at least optimism in seeing this team in the game until the final whistle blows.
The offense played a fantastic game, the defense came in low on manpower, but put up a heck of a fight against one of the most high-powered offenses in the league. The only weak point was pass coverage, obviously, as Antonio Brown torched the secondary for a franchise record in receiving yards.
Missing TJ Carrie on deep routes, and Neiron Ball over the middle handicapped the pass coverage to begin with and we’ll see PFF grades to prove that.
Given the players who were available to go, I thought they did pretty much everything they could. My biggest complaint of the game was the coaching with less than two minutes in the first half. That being said, let’s look at the numbers.
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