Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders: Oakland Grades, Notes and Quotes

The Oakland Raiders redeemed themselves with a thrilling 37-33 shootout win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2. This contest developed into everything you wouldn’t have expected.

Both offenses looked anemic in Week 1. On paper, this game looked like a defensive matchup. However, the outcome produced a total of 70 points.

Baltimore’s secondary ranked third in the league in pass coverage, per Pro Football Focus. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard game-winning drive.

Throughout the offseason, Oakland’s defensive line projected as the unit to help an inexperienced secondary. On the contrary, the secondary made some critical plays despite the lack of a pass rush for a majority of the contest.

Instead of edge-rusher Khalil Mack ending the game with a sack, cornerback Neiko Thorpe sealed the win with an interception.

Oakland didn’t play a completely clean game, but it managed to make critical plays with its back against the wall.

How did each positional unit perform? Who were the key players on Sunday? How did the players and coaches react to the adrenaline rush of a tight contest?

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