Heading into the season finale, there were several franchise records that were up for grabs. Let’s take a look at each of them and see if the Raiders were able to get it.
With a win... it would give the Raiders a 13-3 record on the season; tied for the most wins in franchise history... They would also take the AFC West crown for the first time since their 2002 Super Bowl season which was their third consecutive season division title... They would complete their first season sweep of the Broncos in six years (2010).
Met? Nope. Nope. Nope.
They lost 24-6
Scoring 32 points in the finale would give the Raiders 442 points scored this season which would be good for fifth most in franchise history.
They scored 6 points, giving them 416 points scored this season.
At 29 field goals made this season, the Raiders are 7 field goals away from a new franchise mark. That’s probably not going to happen, but should Sebastian Janikowski make two in the finale, it would be tied for the third most.
There were no field goals in the game. The six points they scored was on a touchdown and a failed 2-point conversion attempt.
The Raiders average over 21 first downs per game on the season with a total of 191. If they get 16 in the finale, it would be the third most first downs in a season in franchise history.
They got 11 first downs in the game, giving them 212 on the season.
They also average over 12 passing first downs per game. Ten in this game would put them over 200 on the season which would be second most in franchise history behind only Rich Gannon’s franchise mark of 226 set in the 2002 Super Bowl season. Two passing first downs would give them 193 and move them into the top five.
Met? No and yes
They had 7 first downs passing, which means they weren’t able to jump to the second most, but their 198 passing first downs which is third in franchise history.
Three rushing touchdowns in the game would give the team 20 on the season which would move them into a tie for fourth most in a single season in franchise history.
Their one touchdown came through the air on a 32-yard pass to Amari Cooper.
Ten pass completions would give this team the 4th most in a season in franchise history (366). Twenty completions would be the second most completions in a season (376) behind only that pass happy 2002 team (418).
They had exactly 20 completions in the game between Matt McGloin and Connor Cook.
Currently the Raiders have given up the fewest sacks in the league (16). Matt McGloin would have to get sacked nine times to keep the Raiders from setting a new franchise record for fewest sacks given up in a 16-game season. If he is sacked three times or fewer, it would be the second fewest in a season and the fewest since 1969 (12) back when they played 14 games in a season.
McGloin was sacked twice, as was Connor Cook. The four sacks allowed puts them at 20 sacks allowed on the season; a new franchise record for a 16-game season.
Derek Carr has thrown just 6 interceptions this season. If Matt McGloin throws two interceptions or fewer, it would be the fewest interceptions thrown in a season in Raiders franchise history.
It turned out it wasn’t Matt McGloin but Connor Cook who threw the lone interception for the Raiders in the game, giving the team 7 on the season; the fewest in franchise history.
Currently the Raiders have lost just 5 fumbles all season. That’s two below the franchise record (7), which means they could lose a fumble in the finale and still set a new franchise season mark for fewest fumbles lost.
They had two fumbles in the game, which matches the franchise mark as opposed to setting a new one.
Currently this team’s 11 giveaways is blowing away the previous franchise low of 19 set in 2002. I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think it’s safe to say they will set a franchise record for ball security this season. Should they hold onto the ball in the finale, they would have the fewest giveaways of any team in the league the past five years.
But they made a run at it, turning the ball over three times on an interception and two fumbles. It sets the new franchise mark at 14 giveaways; five below the previous record.
The Raiders defense has given up 5653 yards this season. If they continue to give up their average yards per game, the total for the season would surpass 6000 yards allowed which would land them in the top three most yards allowed in a season in franchise history.
This isn’t something they wanted to meet. They gave up 349 yards of offense to the Broncos, putting their total yards surrendered at 6002; third most in franchise history.
If the Raiders give up 227 yards passing to the combo of Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, they will have given up the most passing yards in a season in franchise history (4141) surpassing the previous mark of 4140 which was set last season.
It was just Siemian, despite coach Kubiak saying both would play, and he threw for 206 yards in the game, putting the Raiders season total of passing yards allowed at 4120; second most in franchise history.
The Raiders as a team have 25 sacks this season, third fewest in the NFL. Should they go without a sack in the finale, they would tie for the second fewest sacks in franchise history in a 16-game season behind their franchise record low 22 set in 2014.
Another mark they didn’t want to meet. The Raiders were held without a sack in the finale; tying for the second fewest sacks in franchise history in a 16-game season.