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Rolling Raiders set for national stage versus Redskins (Sep 24, 2017)
LANDOVER, Md. — The Oakland Raiders are rolling. Now they will try to improve to 3-0 in front of a national television audience.
After scoring a league-high 71 points in wins over the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets, Oakland travels to face the Washington Redskins in the Week 3 Sunday night game.
Washington, after losing to the Eagles at home in Week 1, calmed nerves in the nation’s capital a bit when they went out to the West Coast and defeated the Los Angeles Rams.
The Redskins, usually pass heavy under coach Jay Gruden, rushed for 229 yards in the 27-20 victory, with three backs rushing for at least 67 yards (Rob Kelley, 78; Chris Thompson, 77; and Samaje Perine, 67). Thompson scored twice, including a 61-yard run, and has three touchdowns (one receiving) in two games.
Kelley left with a rib cartilage injury and was limited in practice Wednesday. Gruden is reluctant to give too many carries to the 5-8 Thompson, so rookie Perine may get a lot of work Sunday night, with Thompson remaining in his third-down role.
“Good player. You can hand it to him, you can toss it to him, you could throw him the football out of the backfield. He’s been good,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of Thompson.
“In fact, all three backs have been productive for them behind that line. The line is doing a nice job blocking — good design. They’ve done a nice job. They’ve run the ball as well as anybody in the league to start the year.”
Washington’s passing game is still not in synch. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was average (18 of 27 for 179 yards and one touchdown) Sunday, but he was 3 for 3 on what proved to be the game-winning drive, including a 23-yard completion to Terrelle Pryor and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant.
“Got off rhythm a couple times, but I liked the way he finished,” Gruden said of Cousins. “That’s the important thing. Getting a win on the road is not easy, anywhere, anytime. And making the key throws down the stretch, going 3 for 3 on that last drive was critical.
The Raiders have also been running well behind one of the best offensive lines in the league. Through two games, the Raiders’ starters up front have been called for only two penalties.
Against the Jets, Oakland rushed for 180 yards and Derek Carr was 23 of 28 for 230 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and was not sacked.