Redskins vs. Raiders: Live Grades and Analysis for Oakland

The Washington Redskins traveled West and defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-14 in a Week 4 showdown.

Game Analysis for the Oakland Raiders

Pass Offense: Flynn’s performance was atrocious. He finished 21-of-32 for 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception. However, the interception went for a pick-six. Flynn was also sacked seven times.

Rod Streater, who is arguably Oakland’s best receiver, finished with two grabs for 18 yards.

It is painfully obvious to Raiders fans that the players believe in Pryor. The same cannot be said for Flynn.

Run Offense: Neither McFadden nor Reece were available in the second half for the Raiders. Backup running back Rashad Jennings managed to finish with 45 yards on the ground.

Flynn also failed to convert on 4th-and-inches in the red zone, basically sealing the game for the Redskins.

Pass Defense: RG3 finished with 227 yards in the air and a touchdown. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon caught six balls for 59 yards and a score. After four games, Oakland still does not have an interception.

Run Defense: The Oakland defensive line maintained the line of scrimmage, but the linebackers failed to pursue the ball-carrier. The Redskins finished the game with 122 yards on the ground. It is likely that the total would have been higher but for Morris leaving the game early with a rib ailment.

Special Teams: Janikowski missed a 52-yard field goal from the dirt patch. King continues to showcase a strong leg (44.9 average) but needs to improve on directional kicking. King also needs to continue working on his holding for Janikowski.

Coaching: With Pryor out and McFadden and Reece both leaving the game with injuries, the Raiders had little to work with on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, the Raiders relented only 17 points, an admirable effort given the circumstances...

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