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Michael Crabtree bounces back after streak ended, other Raiders superlatives

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Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree had an impressive streak going this season. He had caught 3 passes in 22-straight games, dating back to 2014 while he was with the 49ers. That streak ended last week against the Chiefs when on a wet day in Oakland, he caught just two passes on four targets for 10 yards.

Today in Jacksonville, he bounced back in a big way, pulling in 8 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown to lead all receivers for both teams.

His biggest catch was a 56-yard grab that he pulled in over his shoulder to set the Raiders up at the 2-yard-line. Carr went back to him a few plays later to make that big play count with a 2-yard touchdown catch.

It was Crabtree's sixth touchdown catch of the season and it gave the Raiders a 20-6 lead heading into halftime.

Other superlatives:

  • The Raiders won their fifth game of the season to begin 5-2 and 4-1 against AFC opponents for the first time since the 2001. That team finished the season at 10-6 and made it to the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs. Nothing memorable happened after that.
  • The Raiders are now 4-0 on the road this season. It's the first time they've done that since 2000. That team reached the AFC Championship game.
  • This is the Raiders first in the state of Florida since 2008 when they defeated the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay in the season finale. The Raiders play in Tampa next week.
  • Derek Carr's 13th touchdown of the season was also his 18th career touchdown toss inside two minutes in either the first of second half. That's the most by any quarterback since 2014.
  • Latavius Murray had two rushing touchdowns in the game. His five touchdowns on the ground through seven games are the most by a Raiders running back since Lamont Jordan's seven in 2005.
  • David Amerson has an interception in the end zone and two passes defended in the game. He leads the league with 11 passes defended this season. He also leads the NFL with 36 passed defended since the start of the 2015 season with 36 passes defended.
  • Bruce Irvin forced his fourth fumble of the season when tackling Chris Ivory on the Jaguars' second series. Irvin's four forced fumbles on the season leads the NFL.
  • Reggie Nelson sealed the game with his second interception of the season. It was the 32nd interception of his career which leads all active safeties since the 2007 season.
  • Along with his 27-yard run on a bad snap, Marquette King pinned the Jaguars inside their own 20 on four of his five punts. He also didn't have a touchback, averaging 54.6 yards per punt with a long of 60 yards.
  • With his third field goal of the day, a 44-yarder, Sebastian Janikowski passed David Akers (1,721) for 11th on the NFL's All-Time scoring list. The field goal gave the Raiders a 23-9 lead after a five-play, 12-yard drive. His fourth field goal came from 52 yards out, giving him 55 career field goals from 50 yards and beyond, adding to his NFL all-time lead which he set earlier this season.