Home Sweet Home
With a 45-20 victory over the New York Jets on Sept. 17, the Raiders extend their winning streak at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to five games. Oakland closed the 2016 season with home wins over Denver, Carolina, Buffalo and Indianapolis. The Raiders have not lost at the Coliseum since a 26-10 defeat to Kansas City on Oct. 16, 2016.
It's the longest home winning streak for the Raiders since they won six straight over the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
Points In Bunches
The Raiders' 45 points against the New York Jets in Week 2 is Oakland's highest scoring output since a 59-14 victory at Denver on Oct. 24, 2010.
Oakland native Marshawn Lynch, playing in his first Raiders home game, scored his 75th career touchdown on a 2-yard run in the second quarter against the New York Jets. It's his first TD since the 2015 season as a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
No Stopping Carr
Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns against the Jets during Oakland's 45-20 victory on Sept. 17, giving Carr nine scoring passes in three career games against New York.
The Raiders had nine penalties for 79 yards against the Jets. In the first half, Oakland had three
unnecessary roughness penalties and an unsportsmanlike conduct infraction.
With their 26-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 10, the Raiders improved to 7-1 in road games the past two seasons. Oakland was 6-1 in away games during 2016. In two seasons plus under coach Jack Del Rio, the Raiders are 12-6 in away games.
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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