Raiders Remain Dominant in the Trenches
With Carr riding an emotional roller coaster and lead back Latavius Murray, the Raiders’ talented offense put together a forgetful performance.
Without reliable pressure along the edges and consistent play from their linebackers and safeties, the Raiders couldn’t contain the Chiefs’ rushing attack.
However, the Oakland’s inefficient, underwhelming play didn’t leak into the trenches.
Raiders center Rodney Hudson led the charge against his former team, earning the second best offensive grade (82.9) on the team.
His fellow offensive linemen followed suit.
Raiders left tackle Donald Penn (77.3) and offensive guards Gabe Jackson (78.4) and Kelechi Osemele (73.2) rounded out Oakland’s top offensive performers list, per PFF.com.
Oakland’s defensive line had similar success on the opposite side of the ball.
Veterans Dan Williams and Stacy McGee headlined the group with 79.6 and 79.5 overall grades, respectively.
Third-year defensive tackle Justin Ellis also joined the party, earning the Raiders’ fifth highest defensive grade (76.1).
With depth up front both offensively and defensively, the Raiders will continue to win the battle up front, giving Oakland’s offensive skill players and standup defenders the best opportunity to succeed.
It’s up to them to win the war.