The Las Vegas Raiders rolled into Cleveland and took down the Browns in nasty graupel. Next, they travel to Los Angeles to play in their first game at SoFi Stadium against the Chargers.
The Raiders vanquished their cold-weather demons
Quarterback Derek Carr shook off the cold weather demons when the Raiders faced the Cleveland Browns this past week. He led the Las Vegas Raiders to a 16-6 victory in a game plagued with graupel – essentially soft sleet pellets that are unfamiliar to a team that now plays in an enclosed dome.
The Raiders defense held the Browns to no touchdowns, and LaMarcus Joyner showed why he belongs at safety. The offense had three eight-plus minute drives against the Browns. That has only happened two other times in the NFL since the year 2000. This kept the Browns offense off of the field and their team only had the ball for six drives the entire game.
While the Raiders defense held the Browns in check, they didn’t register a sack on the quarterback again. The unit did however switch up some defensive schemes to keep the Browns offense on their heels.
On the injury front, Trent Brown had a medical emergency right before the game and was hospitalized. While he’s now stable and has returned to Las Vegas, he’ll likely miss the game the team’s Week 9 matchup. Rookie Tanner Muse was also lost for the season this week as he heads to injured reserve for toe surgery.
Episode Wrap Up
The crew covers projections for the Raiders’ first game in SoFi Stadium against the Chargers and the tone is “cautiously optimistic” about a victory. We then hand out game balls for the Browns game and discuss the Clemson connection that has been built with the Silver and Black over the past couple of drafts.
The episode ends with a closer look at Davontae Booker, his road to the NFL, and his contributions to the team this past week.
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