In the victory over the Eagles the Raiders mixed it up a lot on both offense and defense. Especially on defense, so much to the point that I almost didn't recognize them. Let's take a look at how the Raiders showed diversity in the gameplan starting with the defense. Usually watching the Raiders defense is pretty predictable: 90 percent of the game will be man to man, there will be a four man rush, and Nnamdi will shut down the receiver on the left side of the field. But that is nothing like the defense we saw from the Raiders against the Eagles. For one, Nnamdi was taken out early with an injury after being poked in the eye and missed the whole second half. Normally the Raiders blitz less than any other team in the NFL. Sunday, the Raider defense resembled the Eagles blitz happy scheme. T ...
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