Welcome to this weeks edition of Winners and Losers. It was Raiders week after the bye, so with a bunch of fresh players for the boys in the Red and Gold who was a winner and who was a loser?
Offense, Defense, Special Teams: Putting them all on here to start the list, because that was a complete team showing. Exactly what we needed to see from all phases coming out of the bye week.
Travis Kelce: 5 grabs for 90 yards, but 2 of them were big-time catches where Kelce just out jumped and out muscled his competition. He looked rusty in the early going but righted his ways. Good game for Zeus.
Juan Thornhill and Darwin Thompson: What better game to score your first career touchdowns in? That’s right, in a heavily touted game against the Raiders that had playoff implications. Way to show up men!
Honey Badger: Keep it up, great read on his pick. Would be nice to see him continue to contribute. The announcers, Romo in particular were mentioning that it does take time for players to jell in a Spags defense. Let’s hope Mathieu is starting to put it all together back there.
Andy Reid: The big fella gets his fair share of flak around these parts. He had the team ready to play following the bye. Now we need to go on a run.
Tanoh Kpassagnon: Had a sack, and to my eye sitting on the couch between my channel coming in and out, he was held around the neck on what could have been another. Throw in a blocked extra point attempt, and KPass had himself a night.
Chris Jones: Another sack. Another drive stopped. Pay the man, Clark Hunt.
Zero Penalties: Had one that offset, but the stat sheet will show 0 next to penalties for the team. Great job to everyone on staying disciplined.
Derek Carr: I mean, he could be a winner for us. All the Raiders hype the past couple months, and what? This is two weeks in a row Carr has been who we all thought he was.
Darrel Williams: Only because you got hurt bro. Your 6 runs for 13 yards weren’t pretty either, but your touchdown catch was. Heal up.
Frank Clark: Made one stop behind the line of scrimmage then turned into a ghost again, eventually leaving the game due to another injury.
Daniel Carlson: His first field goal attempt was atrocious. Then one gets blocked later, ugly night for the Raiders kicker.