Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Week One Gamers and Goats

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Sep 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) stands in the team huddle before taking a snap against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Offense: Goat

The Raiders suffered a complete and utter power outage on Sunday. For all of the talk and hype about how high flying and high powered this offense is, they laid a major goose egg against the Bengals.

The problem of course, starts up front. The offensive line, which had been pretty solid over the course of the exhibition season, seemed to crumble at the snap play after play after play. As a result, the Raiders couldn’t get their running game on track, which in turn, impacted their passing attack.

To say it was a very forgettable day for Oakland’s newly revamped offense would be something of an understatement. And to make matters even worse, starting quarterback was lost late in the second quarter with a hand injury – the extent of which, is unknown at this point.

Matt McGloin came on in relief and had a rough start to his outing. He threw an interception and was also stripped of a ball that Cincinnati recovered, eventually scoring a field goal off the turnover. But McGloin eventually settled in and got the Raiders’ offense moving.

He threw a pair of touchdown passes to Marcel Reece and for the day, went 23 of 31 for 142 yards, two touchdowns and the one pick. It wasn’t a bad outing for McGloin, and he did seem to get Oakland’s offense into a groove. Unfortunately, it was a case of too little too late.

For more than 50 minutes of the ballgame, the Raiders’ offense was stagnant and couldn’t move. They didn’t take their first snap inside Cincinnati territory until the start of the fourth quarter. With that sort of production – or lack of production, as the case may be – Oakland isn’t going to win many ballgames.

They need to figure it out and figure it out quick.

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