Dud: The Injuries
Injuries are the part of football that everyone knows are inevitable and often unavoidable, however are never easy to accept and certainly cannot be anticipated. The Raiders already entered into the game with a depleted roster missing, as they were without key starters such as Trent Brown (IR pectoral), Josh Jacobs (shoulder), Richie Incognito (ankle) and many others who have been held out or placed on the injured reserve list.
As the game progressed, the wear and tear of the season, the physicality of the rival face off and the nagging injuries that have plagued the team throughout the year became more prevalent. Many players were thrust into unfamiliar roles to substitute for their injured teammate and while many players had seen limited action on the field, they understood the importance of this game and performed well.
The scariest scene of the 2019 season unfolded in this one as well, as rookie cornerback Trayvon Mullen laid on the field for what seemed to be hours, and was eventually taken off with a stretcher. Every team goes through injuries, and the Raiders are no different, but hopefully they can get a bit healthier for their final regular season game.