Oakland Raiders vs New York Giants

Amari Cooper out against Giants

Raiders defense fared well in first game under Pagano

The offense struggled to get much going in the first half outside of a 51-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch, and Carr nearly surrendered the only other scoring chance of the half with what would have been a bad interception. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree managed to reduce his two-game suspension to just one, meaning he will also be unavailable versus the Giants.

After Lynch's opening-drive touchdown run, the Raiders' next two possessions were uninspired. And in so doing, have put themselves in a tie in the win/loss column with both the Chargers and Chiefs for the lead in the AFC West at 6-6. At halftime, the Raiders had allowed only 100 yards of total offense to the Giants, on 30 plays, and limited them to just 2-of-7 on third-down conversions.

From John G: Why did the Giants decide to go with Geno Smith over Eli Manning? The ground game averaged 4.1 yards a carry.

You understandably had some questions - and for good reason - headed into Sunday's game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, and now, we have those answers; here is this week's Raiders.com Mailbag.

Bills may have solved QB quandary in the worst way
He also recorded his first National Football League sack in the previous game against the Miami Dolphins. The matchup could scarcely be better, but Peterman shouldn't seriously be considered as a streamer.

"I've seen a little more pep in his step", Oakland coach Jack Del Rio said. While that seems like status quo from Lynch, he actually had a good reason to not speak to reporters and it had everything to do with him getting a random drug test. 59 of his 97 yards came on a second half screen pass in which Patterson showed off his speed burning the Giants defense to set up a Raiders touchdown. "I didn't (start) as well as I wanted to, but we won the game". Carr completed 22-of-36 throws for 287 yards. Mack, Bruce Irvin and Denico Autry had sacks. Oakland also had two sacks of in the first half. Giorgio Tavecchio converted his lone field-goal attempt.

The Raiders didn't take long to grab the lead in Sunday's game against the Giants.

Jalen Richard fumbled three times on punt returns and was lucky to have the Raiders recover all three.

Giants OL Chad Wheeler left the game with a concussion.

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