Donald Penn, Marshall Newhouse
The only time the Broncos really threatened to score in the first three quarters of this game came off a fumble. That fumble was a strip sack given up by Penn. Shaquille Barrett beat him around the edge, swatted the ball out of Carr’s hand and then fell on the ball. It gave the Broncos the ball already in scoring position at the Oakland 24-yard-line. The Raiders defense luckily came up with the interception in the end zone to keep them from scoring.
Carr was sacked twice in the game. The other sack was partially surrendered by Marshall Newhouse. Two plays before that sack, Newhouse missed his block to give up a run stuff for a loss of one. He also had a false start that backed the Raiders up from the 4-yard-line back to the 9. Late in the game, he and Penn gave up a pressure that caused Derek Carr to have to make what looked like a risky throw off his back foot.
Carrie was looking like a Baller while Paxton Lynch was in the game. But with Trevor Siemian’s entrance to the game, Carrie’s day went south quickly. To begin the fourth quarter, Carrie gave up an 8-yard catch. Later in that drive, the Broncos went for it on 4th and 7 and Carrie gave up a 25-yard touchdown.
The following series, Carrie gave up an 11-yard catch on third and ten. A few plays later, in third and 2, Carrie gave up a 15-yard catch. Two plays later, the Broncos added a second touchdown to make it a one-score game. Siemian should not be the hero for any team. And the Raiders should be able to hold up better against a marginal NFL starter.