Houston Texans Roundup: Time to quickly look at the Raiders


Sep 7, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback

Derek Carr

(4) throws a pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This upcoming Sunday, the Houston Texans will face the Oakland Raiders, a team they lost to last season by a 28-23 score in Houston.

For this season, the Texans will be facing a Raiders team (in Oakland at 4:25 p.m. ET) that lost to the New York Jets in the season opener by a 19-14 score. Houston is 1-0 after winning against the Washington Redskins, 17-6.

In a very quick look at the Raiders, their rookie quarterback, Derek Carr played well in his NFL debut. Carr finished 20-of-32 for 151 yards and no interceptions.

The run game of the Raiders was basically non-existent with Darren McFadden leading the Raiders with four carries for 15 yards and no touchdowns.

In the total yardage allowed and gained by the Raiders, they gained just 158 yards of net offense, and allowed 212. So their defense didn’t play that bad allowing under 20 points and just over 200 total yards, but their offense didn’t do much to help the cause.

The Texans have a good opportunity for their defense to take advantage of just how talented they are in Week 2, especially against a rookie QB. I expect J.J. Watt to have another great day.

More on the Raiders this week.

In other Texans news:

Jadeveon Clowney had his knee surgery on Monday as reported on houstontexans.com.

More from Houston Texans News

• Here is a look at the “unofficial” depth chart Week 2 when the Texans face the Raiders as posted by CSN Houston.

• ESPN.com wrote about what “Texans Football,” means to head coach Bill O’Brien.

• The Ultimate Texans soot had their Week 2 power rankings posted on Tuesday.

House of Houston wrote about how NRG Stadium needs a new playing surface.

• At the TT we posted our fantasy football Week 2 MVP predictions.

• NFL Spin Zone ranked all 32 NFL teams by the greatness of their all-time running backs.