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2-1, 2nd in AFC West
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Week 3 of the NFL season is in the books, with a number of African players making impacts for their teams. KweséESPN takes a look at the diaspora's efforts on the field this past weekend.

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Del Rio doesn't expect teamwide protest again

The Raiders' nearly teamwide protest during the national anthem prior to Sunday night's game at Washington was a one-time display, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio and several players said after the game.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The update on Michael Crabtree today was that there was no update. Crabtree took a blow to the chest on a high sideline pass Sunday night in Washington and did not return to the game. He was in the locker room after the 27-10 loss but not available for comment. Here is what Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said in his Monday media conference:

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Measuring Skins' dominance against Raiders

Washington finished plus-344 in total yards on Sunday night, its best mark in a game since 1974 and the best by any NFL team in a non-overtime game since Week 8 of 2015. Oakland's 128 total yards were the second fewest in a game by any team since the start of 2016. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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Missed opportunity to move to 3-0

Six of the eight teams to enter Week 3 at 2-0 lost: the Broncos, Lions, Panthers, Raiders, Ravens and Steelers. Historically, that would leave their playoff odds around a coin flip instead of near 75 percent. ESPN's FPI is still bullish on the Steelers (81.7 percent odds), but it pegs the rest of these teams at 50.5 percent or below, with the Panthers all the way down at 27.7 percent.


Anthem protests and excellent football

Mike Golic Jr. breaks down an incredible Sunday of NFL action, including Brady's comeback, the Dolphins' failure and the Raiders' struggles. Plus, anthem protest discussion.

Raiders, Carr 'punched in mouth' by Redskins (0:40)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jack Del Rio, on Raiders anthem protest: "If they didn't have the kickoff so close ton the anthem, we probably would have stayed in instead of going out, but that's the way we handled it. Was it a problem? I don't think so. I think the problem was (Washington) outplayed us today."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Donald Penn: "We've got disasters going on in Florida and Puerto Rico and Houston's trying to rebuild and (Trump is) worried about us with a silent, peaceful protest. When the people in Charlottesville had all this, he didn't call them sons of bitches. He didn't call them assholes. You know what I mean?...This had nothing to do with disrespecting the military, or the flag. I have the utmost respect for them. Because you will not see me over there shooting no guns...this all had to do with President Trump's comments. That's the only reason we did that. If somebody calls you out like that, you've got to do something…see how we're giving Trump all this power. I don't want to give him that. I don't even want to talk about him no more.”

Carr says Raiders got their 'butt kicked' (0:44)
Del Rio says Raiders planned to stay in locker room (0:40)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland was 0-for-11 on third-down conversions. "That's not good," said Raiders QB Derek Carr. "It sucked."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Carr: "This isn't alarming, but we did get punched in the mouth."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Khalil Mack: "They served us a humble pie"


Redskins put it all together in prime time to rout Raiders

Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score and the Washington Redskins sacked Derek Carr four times and held the Oakland Raiders to 128 yards in a dominating 27-10 victory on Sunday night.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Crabtree has a chest contusion after a nasty sideline hit and is QUESTIONABLE to return, per Raiders radio sideline reporter Lincoln Kennedy.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders had 1st and goal from the 4-yard line. Three straight passes. Three straight incompletions. No touches for Marshawn Lynch. Giorgio Tavecchio field goal makes it 24-10, Washington, with 11:54 to play.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

James Cowser. Johnny on the spot. That's his second fumble recovery for the Raiders. Cory James with the big hit.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

I'll just leave this right here...at start of 4th quarter, Washington has 395 yards of total offense, the Raiders have 62. Washington has 15 first downs, the Raiders have 3.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquette King flipped the game last week with a knuckleball punt muffed by the Jets and just did it again in Washington. The Raiders got on the board with a laser throw from Derek Carr to Jared Cook to get within 21-7 with 3:52 to play in the 3rd quarter. Is it enough to flip this game, though?

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Carr has been sacked 4 times by a four-man pass rush for the first time in his career. Also... The Raiders have 47 total yards, their fewest in a first half since 2015 Week 14 against the Broncos. In that game they had -12 yards in the first half but came back to win 15-12. Per ESPN Stats & Information.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"The Raiders are getting DESTROYED tonight." - Greg Papa "It's embarrassing, really." - Tom Flores

Team Stats

Passing Yards192.024th
Rushing Yards107.015th
Points For27.09th
Points Against21.0Tied-14th

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