The Las Vegas Raiders went into Pittsburgh and won on a short week, and here, we give out the offensive grades for Sunday’s victory.
The Las Vegas Raiders came into this game hurting offensively, as Josh Jacobs was hobbled all game last week against the Ravens with a toe injury, and then he was quickly ruled out earlier this week on Wednesday. Then the Raiders had to not only deal with their starting left guard still missing time in Richie Incognito, but starting right tackle Denzelle Good tore his ACL against the Ravens and was placed on IR earlier this week as well.
During the game, starting right tackle Alex Leatherwood left with an oblique injury, leaving backup swing tackle Brandon Parker to fill in his spot against veteran pass rusher Melvin Ingram after TJ Watt left with a groin injury in the second quarter.
Once again, this game was ugly offensively in some areas because of the lack of running game, and the mental mistakes made by the offensive line. Pass blocking-wise, the once again patchwork offensive line made things work, as Derek Carr only got sacked twice in the entire game.
Now, a ton of that was due to his movement in the pocket and getting away from the rush, but a lot of it was solid blocking as well. Overall, if you score 26 points and pass for over 350 yards on this Steelers defense, it was a solid game. Here are some grades for the Raiders offense in today’s win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.