Oakland Raiders Week Two: By the Numbers

Raiders QB Derek Carr
Raiders QB Derek Carr

Derek Carr spent his afternoon dropping dimes. In addition, Marshawn Lynch was bobbing to the rhymes. As rookie linebacker Marquel Lee said in a postgame interview with SI.com: “The crowd was turnt and we were turn because of the crowd.” Thanks to a successful Sunday, these numbers jump of the page.

It was a fantastic Sunday afternoon for the Oakland Raiders inside O.Co.

The buzz was aplenty and after a 45-20 shellacking of the visiting New York Jets, so were the numbers:

  • 0 — Amount of times Carr was hit. The well-paid offensive line keeping the well-compensated quarterback clean all day long.

  • 1 — Lynch TDs. His first rushing touchdown in Oakland as a Raider occurred at with 21 ticks left in the second quarter.

  • 2 — Jets turnovers. The first of which was a backbreaker (muffed punt). The Raiders recovered and, three plays later, 21-10 Oakland at halftime.

  • 3 — Crabtree TDs. The hat trick was something to watch for a wideout who turned 30 last Thursday.

  • 4 — Times the Raiders dropped Jets QB Josh McCown. Mario Edwards Jr. led the way with 1.5 sacks.

  • 5 — Pass deflections by Raiders defense. None more impressive than rookie corner Gareon Conley’s tip and swat down the sideline.

  • 9 — Penalties for the Raiders. Team totaled 79 yards on those infractions. Jets had five for 47 yards.

  • 43 — Yards Cordarrelle Patterson galloped on 3-and-1 for the score.

  • 45 — Point is most Raiders scored since 2010. It’s also largest amount of points Jets Coach Todd Bowles has given up in his three-year tenure in NY.

  • 58 — Jets third-down conversion rate. Raiders were 66 percent, in comparison.

  • 52 — Yards Jalen Richard sprinted on his scintillating TD run.

  • 82.1 — Carr’s completion percentage (23-for-28, 230 yards).

  • 2002 — Last time the Raiders started 2-0. Remember where they went that season?

Now, the Raiders travel east to battle Washington. Can their hot start continue, or will their NFC opponent find a way. These are the games that test a team’s resolve early in a season.

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