MAKING THE GRADE

Passing offense

Matt Flynn completed 21 of 32 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown -- numbers which look far better than his actual contribution. He was sacked seven times, often because of indecision. He lost a fumble and fumbled again on a fourth-and-1 which resulted in the Redskins getting the ball. He had an 18-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera, which was preceded by a 34-yard strike to Denarius Moore.

Grade: D-minus

Rushing offense

The Raiders ran for 104 yards on 26 carries while shorn of Darren McFadden (five carries, 29 yards) and fullback Marcel Reece because of injuries for the better part of three quarters. Rashad Jennings ran for some tough yards but averaged 3.0 yards per carry. The Raiders got 19 yards on a fake punt play involving former running back Taiwan Jones. They needed more to win with Flynn.

Grade: C-minus

Pass defense

The Raiders are now four games into the season and do not have an interception, with Kevin Burnett narrowly missing one off Robert Griffin III . Griffin had to work to complete 18 of 31 passes for 227 yards, and was pressured throughout even though he was sacked only one time. Nick Roach had a strip of Logan Paulson following a completion that the Raiders recovered.

Grade: C-plus


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Rush defense

For much of the game, the Raiders bottled up Washington's stretch plays out of their zone running scheme by getting a push against the line of scrimmage and playing on the other side of the line. But in the second half, Alfred Morris (16 carries, 71 yards) began to find running room. When Wilson left with a rib injury, Roy Helu Jr. came on board and ran 13 times for 41 yards, including a 14-yard run through the heart of the Oakland defense. The Redskins finished with 122 yards on 32 carries.

Grade: C-plus.

Special teams

The Raiders got a huge kick start with a Rashad Jennings blocked punt with Jeremy Stewart recovering for a touchdown. Jennings almost got another one later in the game. Taiwan Jones ran 19 yards for a first down out of a well-executed fake in punt formation. Marquette King put three punts inside the 20-yard line with a 40.4 net. There was little of consequence on punt returns or kickoff returns from either side.

Grade: A-minus

Coaching

While Terrelle Pryor's health is of the utmost concern, it probably wasn't in Flynn's best interests to go back and forth as to whether Pryor would play or not, although it may not have mattered. In terms of schemes and X's and O's, Allen and Co. did enough and put a good enough game plan on the table to win. This loss falls directly at the feet of the quarterback -- so any `F' grade should go to the personnel department which determined Flynn would be their guy.

Grade: C-plus

-- JERRY McDONALD