By R. Mascardo | FilAm Star Correspondent
OAKLAND — While the Oakland Raiders didn’t play as well as many of us would have hoped, there were some bright spots in the game, as well as a number of total duds.
Raiders back up running backs DeAndre Washington was simply electric in the game in both the rushing and passing attack, proving himself both a tough runner with vision and speed as well as solid hands with good route running skills.
His inside slant to score the Raiders first touchdown was a thing of beauty and he left the Titan’s linebackers in the dust.
Derek Carr finished his night 12-18 for 169 yards and two touchdowns, leaving the third on the field at the end of first half.
The Raiders passed early and they passed often. Derek Carr is clearly the leader of the team and the focal point of the offense.
This means that a more mature third-year Derek Carr is going to not only help the Raiders tremendously as they try to make the play-off this year.
A major thorn in the Raiders side for the last few years has been their punt and kick-off units, both in returning and coverage.
But on this night all four units were spectacular, with the Raiders ripping off big returns with regularity and limiting the Titan’s to very little.
NEXT: The Raiders play their final pre-season game at home against the Seattle Seahawks