Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens Full Report Card Grades for Oakland

In another seesaw road matchup, the Oakland Raiders pulled out a third consecutive road victory for the season. We should address this team as the Road Raiders due to their exceptional play, despite traveling more miles than some teams will venture all year.

Nonetheless, the Silver and Black matched offensive scoring onslaughts and droughts with a previously undefeated Baltimore Ravens team. Both clubs started with senseless penalties, but the Raiders broke the ice after Jalen Richard’s 47-yard punt return.

Similar to the previous week against the Tennessee Titans, the Raiders went into the locker room at halftime with a comfortable lead and returned out of sync. Oakland gained five total yards in the third quarter, which suggests the offense took its feet off the pedal.

Down the stretch, the Raiders defense started to fissure in the fourth quarter. Wideout Steve Smith Sr. secured critical catches, including a 52-yard touchdown reception, to keep his team alive.

Nonetheless, the Raiders thwarted the Ravens’ bid for a comeback with a stop on their final offensive drive, a few yards outside kicker Justin Tucker’s range. Oakland didn’t paint a perfect picture but provided enough strokes to put the finishing touches on a victory. 

We’ll go through each positional unit and the coaching staff with final grades.

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