Grading Raiders' offense, defense in win over Panthers

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How the team performed in a 34-30 victory against the Panthers.


The offseason chatter, for good reason, was about finishing drives with touchdowns. And in the most important of moments, the Raiders did. Derek Carr led a nine-play, 75-yard game-winning drive that culminated with Josh Jacobs’ third scoring run of the day and 4:08 on the clock. Carr completed 22-of-30 for 239 yards and a touchdown. He also wasn’t sacked, which says a ton for an offensive line that lost both right tackles (Trent Brown and Sam Young) to injury during the game. Rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs had three catches for a team-best 55 yards, and Jacobs ran for 93 yards and added four catches for 46 yards. Another first-year wideout, Bryan Edwards, was held to just one catch but made some significant blocks on multiple scoring drives.


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