The Las Vegas Raiders drop their fourth in last five games, as they fall to the Washington Football Team 17-15, and to a .500 record
The Las Vegas Raiders defense did their job for the most part in this game until the moments it mattered the most. Washington scored pretty easily once again on their opening drive, then was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.
Those ten points came on the strength of a 48-yard field goal by Brian Johnson to win the game, sending the Silver and Black to their fourth loss in the last five games. This game should not have even come down to that kick, because earlier in that drive, rookie safety Trevon Moehrig dropped what would’ve been an easy pick-six which would’ve secured the game for the Raiders.
The Raiders’ defense is much improved in most ways this season, but they still mightily struggle against running backs and tight ends, they still make the mental mistakes that cost them, and they don’t make the important plays that need to be made when they need to be made.
Here, we take a look at how the Raiders performed on the defensive side of the ball, and hand out position grades for each unit.