They had seven pass plays of 25-plus yards in Sunday’s win in Denver
According to the Associated Press, the Raiders became the first NFL team to have seven pass plays of 25 yards or more in a game.
The #Raiders had 7 pass plays that gained 25+ yards yesterday. That’s the most 25+ yard passing plays in a game in the NFL in @sportradar database back to 1991. No one even had 6 since Lions in 2015 vs Bears. Raiders pvs high was 4 in 2012 vs Atl
— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) October 18, 2021
Olson, of course, took over as the play caller after head coach Jon Gruden resigned from the team on Oct. 11. After a hot start to the season (the Raiders averaged 30 points a game when they started 3-0), the Las Vegas offense got into a funk during a two-game losing streak in Gruden’s final two games at the helm. They scored a total of 23 points in the two games.
Yet, Olson got the unit on track in a big way on Sunday and it set NFL history.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Play-action increase: The Raiders more than doubled their play-action calls with Olson calling the plays.
- Pod time: The Athletic had a podcast, wrapping up the win over Denver.
- Complete win: The Las Vegas Review-Journal breaks down the big win over Denver,
- Kwiatkoski’s playing time cut big time: Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, a big money free-agent addition in 2020, has played just 54 defensive snaps this season.