The Oakland Raiders pass rush showed some signs of life in loss to Minnesota Vikings

The Oakland Raiders pass rush showed some signs of life in loss to Minnesota Vikings

The Oakland Raiders had a tough time in slowing down the Minnesota Vikings offense, giving up 30 points, but there were some positives to take away from the game. 

The Raiders entered the week 10 matchup with just 15 sacks on the season, but were able to get their pass rush going against a relatively tough Vikings offensive line. 

With a speedy quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater under center for Minnesota, the Raiders did a good job in keeping him in check while also getting some sacks. The second-year quarterback finished with 23 rushing yards, but was sacked four times throughout the game (three in the first half). 

The sacks were well-rounded along the defense, with Aldon Smith, Khalil Mack, Mario Edwards Jr., and Curtis Lofton, who all each had one sack each. 

Defenive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. and the defense must continue to find success in the pass rush, especially if they continue to struggle in the secondary. The Raiders are currently ranked last in the league in passing yards allowed. 


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