Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders: Full Report-Card Grades for Oakland

The plan for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday was simple: run the ball, avoid giving up big plays and force Kyle Orton to beat them with his arm. It wasn't always pretty, but the Raiders were successful enough in these areas. The result was a 26-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Latavius Murray got his second start, and he once again showed that he will be Oakland's starting running back in 2015. He consistently finds openings, and he's able to exploit them. And even when there isn't one there, he always seems to move the pile. Perhaps announcers Brian Anderson and Chris Simms said it best when they pointed out that no matter what happens, Murray always seems to fall forward.

The defense's performance was somewhat frustrating. It was brutally efficient on the ground, completely shutting down the Buffalo rushing attack. The defense held the Bills to 13 rushing yards and forced Orton to be the difference. As suspected, he wasn't up to the task.

But the defense negated some of its own work by giving up too many big plays through the air. Still, it did just enough in the end against the pass, held Buffalo to 4-of-15 on third down and was able to get enough stops.

The Raiders have now won three of their last five games. But this win might have been the most impressive given how good the Buffalo defense has been. Here's how Oakland won their third straight home game.

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