In a game hindered by bad weather, the Las Vegas Raiders overcame the elements and left Cleveland with their fourth win of the season. Looking back at the action, how did the Silver and Black’s wide receivers fare?
The Cleveland Browns went into Sunday’s matchup against the Raiders without much star power in their secondary. Other than Denzel Ward, the Raiders appeared to have somewhat of an advantage with the speed their wide receivers possess. Even though weather conditions greatly affected this game, the receivers made the catches count when it truly mattered.
In all, there were 15 receptions accounted for in a day where quarterback Derek Carr did just enough to win. The Raiders’ top three receivers were tight ends Darren Waller and Jason Witten along with wide receiver Hunter Renfrow.
Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow Was The Game’s Hero
In a game where field goals provided most of the points, Renfrow caught a touchdown that eventually led to the win. Always the good teammate, Renfrow was quick to thank the offensive line for helping to sustain long drives. In fact, the Raiders dominated time of possession with 37:43 which kept the Browns from mounting any sort of offense as the game progressed. Also, they outperformed the Browns by converting 24 first downs to the Browns’ 14.
#Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow says the team won’t let the weather dictate how the team plays and is glad the team came out of EnergyFirst Stadium with a ‘W’.
— Carlos Sánchez (@HaeruHariken) November 1, 2020
A game where Jalen Richard and Devontae Booker end with more receptions than Henry Ruggs III is not optimal. On top of that, Nelson Agholor ended the game with zero catches as well. A win is a win, while the weather did have an effect on the Raiders, the team can celebrate. There’s no doubt head coach Jon Gruden will look to get this passing attack going again next week.
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