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Raiders - Week 17



The final week of the 2022 season had a lot at stake, but our fortunes did not rest in our own hands. For us to reach the playoffs we required the broncos to stumble in their final home game against the Bears, whilst we had to beat the Chiefs on their home turf. Fortunately the Broncos game was played before ours and we were buoyed when the Bears triumphed and left the gate open for us. With our hopes raised we entered our contest with the Chiefs possibly a bit distracted and came out rather flat as the first quarter had us relegated to 2 field goals whilst the Chiefs added 10 points. By this stage the Chiefs were freely moving the ball down field into the redzone and we were only halfway too matching them. The second quarter was a turnaround as our defense got stuck in to starving our opponents of opportunity and restricting the production of Kaepernick through the air. We also managed two major scores for the quarter and the halftime scoreboard of 20-13 had us back on track. The second half was a tail of two quarters as we added another touchdown in the third and shutout the Chiefs, but the fourth was a complete reversal where they scored and we didn't. In the end our 2nd quarter spurt was enough to give us the edge in a 27-20 victory.

Positives:

Offense - RG3 was a continual threat all game both in the air and on the ground, passing for 2 touchdowns and running one in himself. His QB rating of 101.7 was one of his best for the year coming from 233 yards and a 51% completion rate. He was supported by napoleon Kerr with 113 yards abut he struggled to get constant positive yards and had to fight tooth and nail for his yards all day.

Defense - at the end of the day we kept the Chiefs to 9 total first downs and 2 from 12 third down conversions. We also managed to keep 2 of their 3 redzone trips to field goals only which kept us in the game early on. Two turnovers also added to the pressure with Jon Bostic collecting a pick early in the game whilst Chester Truman picked up a Flint Murphy forced fumble in the third quarter to keep the pressure on.

Disappointments:

We did allow Josh Gordon to collect 149 receiving yards, including a 69 yard touchdown, so our pass defense still isn't at its best.

Next Week:

We sneak into the playoffs and square off against the Browns, a team we already faced in week 7 and narrowly lost to. We'll need our defense on song in this one if we hope to have any chance of being more than a number filling a spot in the playoffs.

Forum Discussion (by G_Pearce on 07/04/2017) Replies - 0 :: Views - 12

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At A Glance

RAIDERS FRONT OFFICE
GM G_Pearce
Head Coach Tom Cable
Offensive Coordinator Bob Bratkowski
Defensive Coordinator Dick Anderson
Special Teams Greg McMahon
Salary $166.96M
Cap Penalty $6.13M
Cap Room $910K

INJURY REPORT
PLAYER POS OVR LENGTH
Raiders Chester Truman SS 97 4 weeks
Raiders Amari Cooper WR 97 3 weeks

AFC West
RNK TEAM W-L-T PCT DIV
#7 Chargers Chargers 8-5-0 0.62 4-1
#24 Chiefs Chiefs 7-6-0 0.54 3-1
#26 Raiders Raiders 5-8-0 0.39 2-3
#29 Broncos Broncos 4-9-0 0.31 0-4

RAIDERS SCHEDULE
WK DATE OPPONENT TIME/RESULT
1 Sep 10 at Chargers Chargers #7
Lost 17-34
2 Sep 17 at Patriots Patriots #22
Lost 24-44
3 Sep 24 vs Bills Bills #13
Won 36-29
5 Oct 8 at Buccaneers Buccaneers #6
Won 27-13
6 Oct 15 vs Saints Saints #16
Lost 23-33
7 Oct 22 vs Broncos Broncos #29
Won 27-0
8 Oct 29 vs Chargers Chargers #7
Lost 16-20
9 Nov 5 vs Titans Titans #14
Lost 19-37
10 Nov 12 at Bengals Bengals #19
Lost 17-21
11 Nov 19 at Chiefs Chiefs #24
Lost 35-38
12 Nov 26 vs Dolphins Dolphins #28
Won 15-13
13 Dec 3 at Broncos Broncos #29
Won 33-30
14 Dec 10 at Jets Jets #10
Lost 27-28
15 Dec 18 vs Chiefs Chiefs #24 9:00pm
16 Dec 23 vs Panthers Panthers #30 4:05pm
17 Dec 31 at Falcons Falcons #21 1:00pm

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