Stay up to date on the Redskins. All offseason I was asked, 'What are you working on, what are you trying to get better at?' The answer was situational awareness. Thompson had 150 yards receiving and 38 yards rushing, joining Jamaal Charles as the only running backs to put up 150 yards receiving against the Raiders (2-1) since they moved to Oakland in 1995. Thompson will look to keep it going in another primetime matchup in Week 4 versus the Atlanta Falcons. They got over 100 yards of offense on the night only during a garbage time possession in the last minute. He had 117 yards passing in a Thursday night loss to Kansas City, but he didn't add turnovers to the situation. James Cowser recovered the ball at the Washington 18, and Derek Carr connected with Jared Cook two plays later for a 21-yard score to make it 21-7 with 3:52 left in the third quarter. As Brad Pitt's character says in Tree of Life: " Someday, we'll fall down and weep, and we'll understand it all.
"That was an omen", said Raiders radio color commentator Tom Flores, the former coach. "You just don't want it to happen very often". Oakland did not convert on third down, going 0 for 11, the first time getting shut out there in six years. Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper combined for two catches and 13 yards.
The Raiders are led by quarterback Derek Carr, running back Marshawn Lynch and pass rusher Khalil Mack.
Davis caught all five passes that went his way in the first half for 58 yards. Junior Galette and Jonathan Allen combined to take down Carr, before Preston Smith beat left guard Kelechi Osemele for a sack on the next play. "Do it with pride", he said.
But it is in the recent history between the two teams that gives the strongest indication about how today's game will go. At least eight Detroit Lions players were seen kneeling during the anthem while others linked arms. Vernon Davis was expected to replace Reed and Will Compton was expected to start in place of Foster. But Norman did it with a postgame tirade, fueled by what he said was pregame banter. "Nobody is divided in this".
Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against National Football League players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Carr was among those standing, along with Del Rio.
Washington has a couple of key players listed as questionable in this game, with the biggest issue being tight end Jordan Reed's ribs and sternum. While Washington ultimately settled for a field goal on that drive, Thompson's huge gain kept the Raiders at bay by turning it into a three-score game in the fourth quarter. OT Ty Nsekhe suffered a groin injury.
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