Charles Woodson up, Latavius Murray down in Raiders' loss

Chris Harris Jr., Charles Woodson given game balls (1:03)

NFL nation reporters Jeff Legwold and Bill Williamson give game balls to CB Chris Harris Jr. after he secured the win with an interception return for a score in Denver's win, and to Raiders safety Charles Woodson for his two-pick day. (1:03)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A look at Oakland Raiders players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Sunday’s 16-10 home loss to the Denver Broncos:


Charles Woodson: Four days after his 39th birthday, the future Hall of Fame defensive back made two interceptions of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. They were Woodson's first career interceptions against Manning, a fellow Heisman Trophy finalist who was selected in the first round of the same draft in 1998. Woodson has four interceptions in the past three games. He has been dealing with a shoulder issue all season. He admitted Sunday he is looking forward to the bye week to help heal.

David Amerson: Claimed off waivers last month, the cornerback is playing a lot, and he is making some strong plays. With TJ Carrie at safety, Amerson is now Oakland’s best cornerback.

Marcel Reece: The fullback had a team-high seven catches for 49 yards. Getting Reece more involved will only help this offense.


Latavius Murray: The starting tailback had 39 yards on 13 carries during his second straight poor game after registering 139 rushing yards at Cleveland in Week 3. Murray, for the second straight week, didn’t play down the stretch. He is dealing with a shoulder issue, but Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said on Sunday that Murray was available to play.

Sebastian Janikowski: Sunday was supposed to be a day of celebration for “Seabass.” He broke the team record for games played with 241. Yet he had a field goal blocked and missed what would have been a go-ahead 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. They were his first two misses of the season.

Austin Howard: The right tackle struggled against Denver’s stout pass rush and had a couple of bad whiffs.