LANDOVER, Md. – Behind a strong defense that held the Oakland Raiders to 128 yards of total offense, the Washington Redskins upset the Oakland Raiders, 27-10, at FedEx Field on Sunday night.
That 128 total yards is the lowest managed against a Redskins defense since the Denver Broncos put up the same total in October 1992.
After lighting up the New York Jets for 230 yards and three touchdowns last week, Oakland quarterback Derek Carr managed only 3.8 yards per completion, for 118 yards and a touchdown.
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, meanwhile, completed 25 passes for 356 yards and three touchdowns.
Both teams are now 2-1.
On the second play of the game, Carr was intercepted by Redskins cornerback, Montae Nicholson, who jumped in front of a deep pass intended for Amari Cooper.
Cousins then an eight play, 67-yard scoring drive, capped off by a 22-yard touchdown pass to running back Chris Thompson.
Filling in for an injured Rob Kelley, the fourth-year back from Florida State caught six passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for an additional 38 yards on eight carries.
Carr, who hadn’t throw an interception in the Raiders’ first two games, was picked off again in the second quarter, this time by Kendall Fuller on a pass intended for Seth Roberts.
Cousins then drove Washington on an 11-play, 72-yard drive capped off by an 18-yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis.
The Raiders offensive line not only struggled to protect Carr, who was sacked four times, but failed to create holes for running back Marshawn Lynch to run through.
The Oakland backfield managed only 32 total yards. Lynch ran for 18 yards on six carries.
Leading 14-0 at halftime, the Redskins began the third quarter with a 52-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Josh Doctson.
The Raiders would get on the board following a muffed punt by Jamison Crowder that Oakland recovered on the Redskins 18-yard line and converted two plays later into a 21-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Jared Cook.
Another Redskins fumble two drives later led to an Oakland field goal.
- Oakland has not started 3-0 in a season since 1990 when the team was in Los Angeles.
- Washington has now won consecutive home Sunday Night Football games for the first time in its history.
- Cousins did not throw an interception or fumble the ball for the first time since Week 16 of last season against Chicago.
WASHINGTON: The Redskins travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs next Monday night before their bye in Week 5.
OAKLAND: The Raiders head to Mile High as they face 2-1 division rival Denver next Sunday before welcoming the Baltimore Ravens to the Black Hole in Week 5.