Oakland Raiders Week 14 review: 3 studs and 3 duds
By Kenny King
Dud: Raiders pass rush
What was once looking like one of the brightest points of the defense, has gone quiet in recent weeks, and at the wrong time. On Sunday, the Titans held the Raiders to zero sacks and three quarterback hits, allowing Ryan Tannehill ample time to dissect the defense.
Rookie standout Maxx Crosby was disruptive throughout the game, and did a great job with containing the edge and stopping the run, but the rest of the pass rush looked depleted. Aside from a great push and tip by Dion Jordan that led to a Maurice Hurst interception, there wasn’t much pressure applied by the defensive front.
The Raiders secondary did not come to play in this one at all, and the fact that the Raiders could not get any pass rush is a big reason why. This is a unit that should still see some changes this offseason, because if the Raiders can’t get to the quarterback, they are going to continue to struggle on that side of the ball.