After nine games this season, let’s check in with what pace each of the Raiders players are on to predict how they will finish the season.
Derek Carr 3665 yards, 24 TD’s, 13 INT’s
Carr has picked up his pace from earlier in the season when he was on pace for career lows. Missing a game and a half with a fracture in his back didn’t help. He’s now had three-straight 300-yard passing performances, starting with 417 yards in a breakout win over the Chiefs.
Marshawn Lynch 161 carries, 606 yards, 3.8 ypc, 8 TD’s
Jalen Richard 80 carries, 343 yards, 4.3 ypc, 2 TD’s
DeAndre Washington 62 carries, 178 yards, 2.9 ypc, 2 TD’s
Cordarrelle Patterson 18 carries, 220 yards, 12.4 ypc, 4 TD’s
Lynch is still on pace to finish with nearly half what many had hoped and some had projected. But after punching it in for two touchdowns last week, his touchdown pace is more respectable. The entire rushing attack is downright pathetic and in no way resembles the 6th ranking attack the team had last season.
Michael Crabtree 68 catches, 844 yards, 11 TD’s, 6 drops
Jared Cook 69 catches, 887 yards, 4 TD’s, 6 drops
Amari Cooper 68 catches, 824 yards, 5 TD’s, 18 drops
Seth Roberts 32 catches, 376 yards, 2 TD’s, 2 drops
Cordarrelle Patterson 25 catches, 122 yards, 0 TD’s
Johnny Holton 4 catches, 192 yards, 4 TD’s
Obviously the stat that sticks out here is Amari Cooper’s drops. The good news is 7 of his drops came in the first four games and he’s knocked that down to 3 in the five games since then. Ten drops so far is still way too many, but for the most part he seems to have shaken off his early difficulties. Also interesting is tight end Jared Cook is on pace to lead the team in catches and receiving yards.
Yards from scrimmage
Marshawn Lynch 688
Jalen Richard 677
DeAndre Washington 429
Cordarrelle Patterson 343
Cordarrelle Patterson 23 returns, 712 yards, 30.8 ypr
Patterson’s 30.8 yards per kick return is second highest in the league among those with at least 10 kick returns. And among 2016 returners with at least 20 returns it would be second only to himself (31.7).
Jalen Richard 28 returns, 154 yards, 5.4 ypr, 5 fumbles
Richard averaged 9.0 yards per return last season. He also didn’t have any fumbles. He has three this season.
Marquette King 66 punts, 3309 yards, 50.3 ypp, 45.5 net ypp, 30 inside 20, 4 TB
Even with a groin strain that has affected his punts over the past couple weeks, King’s punting average and net punting average are still among the league’s best after having been on an historic pace over the first quarter of the season. Both is average and net average are second in the NFL behind Titans’ Brett Kern.
Giorgio Tavecchio 25 attempts, 21 made, 84%, 5 of 7 from 50+, 71%
The last time Sebastian Janikowski converted on at least 84% of his field goals was 2014.
NaVorro Bowman 129 tackles, 75 solo (OAK/SF), 107 tackles, 60 solo (OAK)
Cory James 84 tackles, 60 solo
Marquel Lee 39 tackles, 28 solo
Nicholas Morrow 44 tackles, 30 solo
With just 3 games under his belt, and ten games total, Bowman is already on pace to lead the team in tackles by a wide margin.
Khalil Mack 82 tackles, 60 solo, 16 TFL, 8.0 sacks, 21 QB hits
Mario Edwards Jr 46 tackles, 34 solo, 7 TFL, 6.0 sacks
Bruce Irvin 55 tackles, 27 solo, 7 TFL, 4.0 sacks
Denico Autry 37 tackles, 21 solo, 4 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 8 PD’s
Justin Ellis 57 tackles, 32 solo, 2 TFL, 1.0 sacks
Eddie Vanderdoes 12 tackles, 9 solo, 2 TFL, 0 sacks
Mack was on pace for his best sack season of his career (16.0) over the first four games, but he’s had just one half sack in the five games since, cutting his pace in half. Now he’s not on pace to even reach double figures for the first time since his rookie season (4.0). Mario Edwards Jr (3.5 sacks) has already surpassed his previous career high in sacks (2.0). Justin Ellis already has more combined tackles than any season of his career and is on pace to finish with the second most tackles of anyone on the line.
TJ Carrie, 89 tackles, 78 solo, 0 INT, 8 PD’s
Reggie Nelson 89 tackles, 57 solo, 0 INT, 4 PD’s
Karl Joseph 80 tackles, 57 solo, 0 INT, 7 PD’s
David Amerson 39 tackles, 32 solo, 0 INT, 9 PD’s
Dexter McDonald 47 tackles, 38 solo, 0 INT, 7 PD’s
Sean Smith 30 tackles, 26 solo, 0 INT, 0 PD’s
Gareon Conley* 32 tackles, 23 solo, 0 INT, 5 PD’s
*Providing Conley returns in week 11.
Thus far the Raiders have not intercepted a pass this season whether by a defensive back or otherwise. So, I can’t project they will have any by season’s end. Another sign of how bad they have been, defensive lineman Denico Autry is currently tied with Carrie and Amerson for the team lead with 4 passes defended.