Snap counts for the Oakland Raiders in their Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The Oakland Raiders struggles continued in Week 5 with a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at the Coliseum. With the third consecutive loss, the Raiders now have a 2-3 record.
As a result of several players being inactive for the game — as well as injuries that occurred during the game — there was a major shake up in the snap counts.
Let’s take a look at the snap counts for Week 5, see who played how much and what we can learn from that information.
We’ll start with the offense:
|Player||Position||Offensive Snaps||% of Snaps||ST snaps|
What we learned
Gabe Jackson was not able to play due to a foot injury so it was Jon Feliciano who got the start at right guard. Feliciano played all 100% of the snaps and did not allow a quarterback pressure throughout the game.
Derek Carr was ruled out and EJ Manuel made his first start of the season. Manuel played all 56 offensive snaps. Overall, he played well but he was focusing on Michael Crabtree too much and missed Amari Cooper, who was wide open on many occasions.
Jalen Richard was the biggest beneficiary of DeAndre Washington being down for the game. Richard saw his snaps go from 6 in Week 4 to 25 in Week 5. Richard carried the ball 9 times for 37 yards.
Crabtree was back in the lineup and picked up where he left off before missing the Denver game. Crabtree played in only 64% of the snaps, which was less than Amari Cooper (98%) and Seth Roberts (89%) but he was much more efficient. Crabtree caught 6 of his 8 targets for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Clive Walford slightly edged Lee Smith in snaps for the first time this season. The 14 snaps Walford played was also a season high for him. However, the increase in playing time did not translate into more production.
And now the defense:
|Player||Position||Defensive Snaps||% of Snaps||ST snaps|
|Mario Edwards Jr||DE||42||64%||7|
What we learned
Reggie Nelson was the lone member of the defense to play all 66 defensive snaps. David Amerson missed the game with a concussion he sustained last week and Gareon Conley is still dealing with his shin injury. As a result, Sean Smith played 62 snaps and Dexter McDonald played 25.
The Raiders are desperate to get Amerson and Conley back, because Smith is a complete liability and can’t be counted on at this point. The Raiders signed free agent Demetrius McCray, formally a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, to add depth to the secondary.
Cory James (knee) and Marquel Lee (ankle) both got hurt during the game and were not able to finish. Tyrell Adams (55%) and Nicholas Morrow (50%) picked up the slack in their absences. The Ravens took full advantage of the undersized linebackers by pounding the run game up the middle of the defense.
Should James and Lee miss extended time, Reggie McKenzie may be forced to add some depth to the position.
Justin Ellis received his largest workload of the season with 43 snaps, his previous high was 28. Teams will continue to pound the rock until the Raiders can prove they can stop it.