Raiders news: Gus Bradley’s hiring pays early dividends


The main goals of the Las Vegas Raiders defense under new coordinator Gus Bradley were to increase sacks and turnovers.

A game in the 2021 season so far, so good in both areas. Monday night’s insane 33-27 home overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens, according to the Associated Press, marked only the second time In 49 games on Jon Gruden’s return as head coach the team had at least three sacks and two forced fumbles.

One of the reasons the Las Vegas defense was strong was Crosby’s play. He took 13 pushes, the most assists in Week 1 of the NFL.

Las Vegas’ defense wasn’t perfect against the Ravens. But if it can continue the trend of bagging and creating turnovers (the Raiders offense has scored touchdowns in practice right after the turnovers), that defense will actually help this team in 2021 as it lasts. was in week 1.

In the links of other Raiders:

  • Refs, Ravens missed one: Baltimore cornerback Marlon Humphreys had an interception in the cover of Raiders tight end Darren Waller, but Humphreys didn’t notice and the Raiders got away with a big blow. Hey, these are the breaks, Baltimore. They needed to realize it.
  • Good recap: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a good review of the crazy victory of week 1.
  • Waller targets: Waller was targeted 19 times on Monday night. This is the second time that a Raider weapon has been targeted, 19 times. He joined former Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, who appeared in a game against Kansas City 19 times in 2017.
  • Power ratings: Where do the Raiders rank in the Fanside Week 2 NFL Power Rankings? Find out here.
  • Big Draw: The Raiders-Ravens match was the Top rated Match of week 1 “Monday Night Football” in eight years. It did not disappoint.

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