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After a Chaotic Week, the Raiders Post an Efficient Win

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“It’s the biggest story in sports right now, and that’s what we talk about,” Carr mentioned. “You turn the TV on, that’s what’s on. Personally, I have to keep my mind as focused as I can.”

They tried to concentrate on soccer all through the day — Mayock mentioned he mentioned including a new participant with positional coaches, as he usually does. But Mayock mentioned he and Dwayne Joseph, the Raiders’ director of professional personnel, ended up speaking at size about the Gruden information. Mayock, who’s white, mentioned he needed to grasp Joseph’s perspective as a Black man.

“I just said: ‘D.J., I can’t put myself in your shoes. Help me,’” he mentioned.

By Sunday, the changeover, although, appeared seamless from the outdoors. The offense scored on its first two drives, together with a 48-yard strike from Carr to receiver Henry Ruggs III. It was the Raiders’ first landing in a first quarter this season.

Olson, who took over play-calling duties from Gruden, diversified the play-calling with a hurry-up offense. Carr completed with 341 yards and two touchdowns, finishing practically 67 % of his passes with out an interception. Running backs Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake scored dashing touchdowns. (Drake additionally caught a landing go.)

At occasions, Denver appeared like the workforce with a new workers. Coach Vic Fangio threw two problem flags — an out-of-bounds landing catch by Noah Fant and a 40-yard catch by Ruggs — on performs that have been upheld. Teddy Bridgewater, the journeyman quarterback, misfired on deep pictures to receiver Courtland Sutton and completed with 334 yards and three touchdowns, regardless of being sacked him 5 occasions.

“There’s always crazy things going on, especially with the Raiders, but these guys that we have in this building are resilient,” mentioned defensive finish Maxx Crosby, who posted three sacks. “Everybody is talking about: ‘Oh, what are the Raiders going to do? Is the season over?’ We heard all of it.”

Bridgewater linked on a 14-yard landing halfway by way of the fourth quarter, making the rating, 31-17. On the subsequent drive, a holding penalty backed the Raiders up close to their finish zone, doubtlessly allotting the Broncos prime subject place. But Carr lofted a 51-yard go to Bryan Edwards, a ball that he caught over his shoulder close to the sideline. It allowed Las Vegas to kick a 30-yard subject purpose, widening the hole to 34-17.