There’s no denying that the Las Vegas Raiders’ offense has played at a high level over the two games since Jon Gruden resigned suddenly as head coach.
Gruden was the play caller and that job now belongs to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. As these below numbers show, the Las Vegas offense has been soaring since Olson has taken over the reins.
#Raiders stats w/ and w/out Jon Gruden this season:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 25, 2021
Yards per play: 5.53 with Gruden, 7.55 without
Points per game: 22.6 with Gruden, 33.5 without
Points per non-kneel down drive: 1.89 with Gruden, 3.35 without
That’s pretty wild. In fairness, the Las Vegas offense was on fire for the first three weeks of the season when they started 3-0 — they averaged 30 points a game during that streak. In Gruden’s final two games, the Raiders’ offense sagged and scored a total of just 23 points. In the past two games, the Raiders have scored a total of 67 points.
It would be a bit unfair to say Gruden was holding this offense back, but clearly Olson and the offensive players are clicking and they are refreshed by a new approach.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Eagles’ review: The Athletic looks at the big win over the Eagles on Sunday.
- Facyson fully involved: Cornerback Brandon Facyson, in his second game with the Raiders, played all 69 defensive snaps for Las Vegas against the Eagles.
- Unsung heroes: The Raiders’ website features the play of tight end Foster Moreau and the offensive line in the victory over the Eagles.