Grades for Raiders' offense, defense in ugly loss to Falcons

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Grades for the Raiders' loss to the Falcons.


Bad. So very, very bad. Five turnovers. Four by quarterback Derek Carr, who fumbled three times, threw a brutal pick-6 and finished 22-of-34 for 215 yards before giving way to Nathan Peterman in the fourth quarter. Running back Josh Jacobs (seven carries, 27 yards, fumble) was a non-factor and tight end Darren Waller (four catches for 23 yards) was nearly as invisible. The league’s best offense on third down (51.6 percent) coming in was just 3-of-12 in such situations. The Raiders threw for just 240 yards against a pass defense ranked next-to-last in the NFL and had just one first down via the run. The vaunted makeshift offensive line finally busted, allowing five sacks and five quarterback hits. Brandon Parker especially struggled at right tackle, again bringing to light the continued absence of Trent Brown.


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