The Oakland Raiders were absolutely dominated in their 27-10 loss to the Washington Redskins. After looking like bullies in the first two games, they got got G’d up. It was to the point where there’s nothing for the team to learn from. Like CSN Bay Area analyst Bill Romanowski says, “The Raiders shouldn’t even watch the tape of this one.”
No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper seemed to forget how to catch the ball. Quarterback Derek Carr seemed to forget how to read defenses and throw the ball. What has repeatedly been called the best offensive line in football seemed to forget how to block. And for the last two games, cornerback David Amerson seemed to forget how to make a play on the ball when he’s in good position to.
The only star that showed up at all for the Raiders was edge rusher Khalil Mack, who had a sack.
They say that bullies don’t know what to do when you hit them back. Well, they really don’t know what to do when you hit them first, which is what the Redskins did. The Raiders retreated into the same shell they made the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets go into when they hit them in the mouth.
“We just got our butt kicked,” said Derek Carr after the game. “Hats off to Washington. They came out with a great plan and they played well and they got after us. There’s no going around it. They played better than us and they won because of it. . . this isn’t alarming, but we did get punched in the mouth.”
The Redskins held the Raiders to only 32 yards rushing while gaining 116 yards themselves. And they held the Raiders to only 96 passing yards while amassing 356 yards through the air. In the battle of the total yards, the Redskins had 472 to 128 for the Raiders.
The score did this game a tremendous injustice as it seemed like a much bigger blowout than 27-10. For goodness sake, the Raiders couldn’t even convert a third down, going 0 for 11. And there’s no reason for Raiders fans to talk about certain calls or decisions. The Raiders simply need to go to Denver next Sunday and get their manhood back.
“It’s all about how we respond,” Carr continued. “Our guys will be ready to fight.”
Editor’s note: Levi Damien contributed to this piece