Grades for Raiders' offense, defense in thrilling win vs. Jets

Henry Ruggs

Grades for the Raiders' win over the Jets.


You can’t beat a 46-yard game-winning touchdown pass with five seconds left for drama. It might have been as much a function of a terrible defensive call by the Jets, but Derek Carr (28-of-47, 381 yards, four total touchdowns) hitting rookie Henry Ruggs (3-84-1) in stride just might have saved the season for the Raiders, who remain in the hunt for a wild-card playoff berth. Carr, as he has been known to do throughout his career, followed a forgettable game (a 43-6 loss at Atlanta last week) with a terrific one. The Jets couldn’t cover tight end Darren Waller (13 catches, 200 yards, two scores). And if you need to know one of the true MVPs of this offense, just consider the Raiders rushed for 72 yards without starting running back Josh Jacobs (out with an injured ankle). Yes, he was more than missed. Devontae Booker went for a team-best 50 yards on 16 carries.


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