Ravens grades vs. Raiders, week 2

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Sep 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) scores on a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens as at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Defense: F

What the heck happened in one measly week?  Perhaps staying out on the west coast after last week’s loss to the Broncos had some sort of weird, voodoo like effect on the Ravens’ defense.  No matter how you slice it, this was a true embarrassment for a normally proud unit.

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The Ravens’ D let Derek Carr, bad hand and all, looking like the second coming of Rich Gannon in this one.  Carr finished 30/46 for 351 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, and a 100.9 rating.  He enjoyed a clean pocket throughout, taking only one sack.

The Raiders had success on the ground as well despite limited attempts, rushing 19 times for 97 yards, a nice average of 5.1 yards per attempt.

Perhaps the most embarrassing stat, however, is the success the Raiders had through the air.  Michael Crabtree, he who sat on the free agent wire before signing a one year reclamation deal with the Raiders, went off for 111 yards and a touchdown.

Right behind him was impressive rookie Amari Cooper, who recorded 109 yards and a touchdown of his own.

After looking downright dominant against Peyton Manning and company, the Ravens’ defense is going to need to head back to the drawing board before facing the red hot Andy Dalton and the Bengals’ offense in week 3.

Next: Special teams

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