Running Game Shows Spark
The Raiders had 102 rushing yards on 25 carries during Oakland's 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 9. In their previous two games, Oakland combined for only 59 rushing yards on 28 carries. Against the Ravens, Marhshawn Lynch led the way with 43 rushing yards on 12 carries and a TD.
Cooper In A Rut
Wide receiver Amari Cooper contributed only one catch for eight yards during the Raiders' 30-17 loss to the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 9. In the past four games, the former Alabama star has eight catches for 56 yards and no TDs. Cooper had five catches for 62 yards and a TD during Oakland's 26-16 win against Tennessee on Sept. 10.
Splitting The Uprights
Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio continues to be perfect on field-goal attempts and extra-point attempts this season. The rookie from Cal hit a 32-yard field goal and made his only two PAT tries during Oakland Week's 5 loss to Baltimore. On the season, Tavecchio is 8-for-8 in field-goal-attempts and 12-for-12 in PATs.
Eastern Time Zone Blues
With their Week 3 loss to the Redskins, the Raiders are 4-18 the past 22 games in the Eastern Time Zone. Oakland was 3-0 in the ETZ during the 2016 season.
AFL Lives On
The Raiders are among eight NFL franchises that began play in 1960 as original members of the American Football League.
Along with the Raiders, the other seven AFL originals are:
Buffalo Bills, Boston Patriots (New England Patriots), Denver Broncos, Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs), Houston Oilers (Tennessee Titans), Los Angeles Chargers (San Diego Chargers) and New York Titans (New York Jets).
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