2019 Oakland Raiders Season
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2019 Oakland Raiders Season

2019 Oakland Raiders season
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Head coachJon Gruden
General managerMike Mayock
OwnerMark Davis
Home fieldRingCentral Coliseum
Results
Record7-9
Division place3rd AFC West
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersOT Trent Brown
C Rodney Hudson (Second-team All-Pro)
Uniform
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The 2019 season was the Oakland Raiders' 60th since they were founded, their 50th in the National Football League and their second under head coach Jon Gruden since his rehiring by the organization (sixth overall).

After initially stating they would not return to RingCentral Coliseum for 2019, the Raiders were effectively forced to return to the stadium after their regional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, blocked an effort to play at Oracle Park while they awaited the completion of Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Assuming Allegiant Stadium is in a usable state by 2020, this would be the 25th and final season in the team's second tenure in Oakland.[1] It was announced on June 11, 2019 that the Raiders would be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks, premiering on August 6, 2019.[2] With a Week 10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, the Raiders improved their 4-12 record from the previous season. But the Raiders missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season after the Tennessee Titans defeated the Houston Texans 35-14 to take the final AFC Wildcard spot.

Prior to the season, the Raiders hired former NFL Network draft guru and former Notre Dame Football on NBC color commentator Mike Mayock as general manager.

Stadium negotiations

In December 2018, the Raiders indicated they would not return to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (renamed RingCentral Coliseum under a naming rights deal secured in May 2019) upon the expiration of its lease on the stadium after the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority filed a lawsuit against the team, seeking financial damages, and would be seeking another venue for the 2019 season. The Raiders then began negotiating a lease with Oracle Park in San Francisco in February 2019;[3] however, the San Francisco 49ers refused to waive their territorial rights, effectively vetoing the deal.[4] The team briefly negotiated for sharing Levi's Stadium with the 49ers, but the proposal was reportedly rejected for costing more than the Coliseum's asking price.[5]

Unlike the case of the Tennessee Titans, in which the team played in Memphis' Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for 1997 and Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium for 1998 until their new stadium was completed in 1999, the state of Nevada's two largest college stadiums, Mackay Stadium in Reno and Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, were either rejected or never considered.[6]

On February 25, 2019, the Raiders reached an agreement in principle with the Coliseum Authority to return to the Coliseum for at least the 2019 season. Rent for the 2019 season is expected to cost the team $7.5 million, and rent for the 2020 season would increase to $10.5 million if the option is invoked due to construction delays to Allegiant Stadium; the option for the 2020 season would have to be exercised by April 1, 2020.[5][7] As part of the lease agreement, the Raiders do not receive naming rights revenue from RingCentral, and game-day expenses for the Coliseum Authority would also be capped.[1] On March 15, 2019, the Coliseum Authority voted to approve the lease, while the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Oakland City Council voted in favor of the lease on March 19 and 21, respectively, clearing all legal hurdles in time for the NFL's owners meetings on March 24.[8]

Roster transactions

Free agents signed

Players released

Players lost

Acquired in trade

Position Player Age Acquired from Compensation sent
WR Antonio Brown 30 Pittsburgh Steelers 2019 3rd-round pick (66th overall)
2019 5th-round pick (141st overall)

Traded away

Position Player Age Traded to Compensation received
OG Kelechi Osemele
CHI's 2019 6th round pick (196th overall)
29 New York Jets 2019 5th round pick (140th overall)
CB Gareon Conley 24 Houston Texans SEA's 2020 3rd round pick (? overall)

Draft

2019 Oakland Raiders draft
Draft order Player name Position College Contract Notes
Round Selection
1 4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
24 Josh Jacobs RB Alabama From Chicago[A]
27 Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State From Dallas[B]
2 40 Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson From Buffalo
3 66 Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C]
4 106 Maxx Crosby DE Eastern Michigan
129 Isaiah Johnson CB Houston From Indianapolis
137 Foster Moreau TE LSU From Atlanta
5 149 Hunter Renfrow WR Clemson From NY Jets[D]
141 Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C][11]
158 Traded to the Buffalo Bills[E]
6 175 Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C]
7 230 Quinton Bell DE Prairie View A&M From Atlanta

Draft trades

  1. ^ The Raiders traded a conditional fifth-round selection, their 2020 second-round selection and linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Chicago's first- and sixth-round selections and 2020 first- and third-round selections.[9]
  2. ^ The Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Dallas's first-round selection.[10]
  3. ^ a b c The Raiders traded their third and fifth-round selection to the Pittsburgh in exchange for wide receiver Antonio Brown.[11]
  4. ^ The Raiders traded Kelechi Osemele and the Chicago Bears' 2019 6th round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for the Jets' 5th round pick
  5. ^ The Raiders traded the Steelers' fifth-round selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for quarterback AJ McCarron.[12]

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

The Raiders' preseason opponents and schedule were announced in the spring. On March 27, Green Bay Packers President Mark H. Murphy stated during the league owners' meetings that the Packers and Raiders were in negotiations to play a preseason game August 22 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the Raiders as the designated home team.[13]Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan was another potential site for the game, and the teams secured the cooperation of the city and local sports promoter On Ice Management, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders vetoed the proposal; the Roughriders feared they would be unable to reconfigure the field from NFL to CFL standards in time for the Roughriders' August 24 home game.[14] When the preseason schedule was released, the August 22 Packers-Raiders game was subtly noted as a neutral-site contest, with no location identified.[15] The Raiders confirmed the Winnipeg game June 5.[16] Had the Winnipeg negotiations fallen through, or in the event the game cannot be held in Winnipeg, the game would be moved to Lambeau Field, thus effectively giving the Raiders only one home game and three away games.[17]

Shortly before the game started, 33 Packers players (among them starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers) raised objections to the turf fill used to patch the holes where the goal posts had been in their CFL configurations and refused to play. In an unsuccessful effort to assuage those concerns, the league reconfigured the field such that the field was shortened to 80 yards and the last ten yards on each end was converted to end zones.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 Los Angeles Rams W 14-3 1-0 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
2 August 15 at Arizona Cardinals W 33-26 2-0 State Farm Stadium Recap
3 August 22 Green Bay Packers W 22-21 3-0 Canada IG Field (Winnipeg) Recap
4 August 29 at Seattle Seahawks L 15-17 3-1 CenturyLink Field Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Denver Broncos W 24-16 1-0 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
2 September 15 Kansas City Chiefs L 10-28 1-1 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
3 September 22 at Minnesota Vikings L 14-34 1-2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 29 at Indianapolis Colts W 31-24 2-2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
5 October 6 Chicago Bears W 24-21 3-2 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) Recap
6 Bye
7 October 20 at Green Bay Packers L 24-42 3-3 Lambeau Field Recap
8 October 27 at Houston Texans L 24-27 3-4 NRG Stadium Recap
9 November 3 Detroit Lions W 31-24 4-4 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
10 November 7 Los Angeles Chargers W 26-24 5-4 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
11 November 17 Cincinnati Bengals W 17-10 6-4 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
12 November 24 at New York Jets L 3-34 6-5 MetLife Stadium Recap
13 December 1 at Kansas City Chiefs L 9-40 6-6 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
14 December 8 Tennessee Titans L 21-42 6-7 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
15 December 15 Jacksonville Jaguars L 16-20 6-8 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
16 December 22 at Los Angeles Chargers W 24-17 7-8 Dignity Health Sports Park Recap
17 December 29 at Denver Broncos L 15-16 7-9 Empower Field at Mile High Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Denver Broncos

Just days before the game, the Raiders released wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade prior to the season, stemming from conduct detrimental to the team, including a heated argument with general manager Mike Mayock.[18] However, the Raiders played well without Brown, as QB Derek Carr, WR Tyrell Williams, and rookie RB Josh Jacobs all had strong performances, with the defense stifling Broncos QB Joe Flacco for much of the game. With a statement win, the Raiders opened their final season in Oakland at 1-0.[19]

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Against traditional rival Kansas City, Oakland took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Chiefs stormed back with four touchdown passes from QB Patrick Mahomes in the second quarter. Despite the Chiefs being hampered by injuries to key offensive players such as Mahomes, Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy in the second half, the Raiders could not take advantage as Derek Carr threw two interceptions in the third quarter, and the offense was forced to punt on its final two possessions of the game. Oakland fell to 1-1 with the loss.[20]

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts

After two consecutive losses, Oakland surprised the Colts by taking a 21-10 halftime lead. Though the Colts managed to cut the Raiders' lead to seven by the fourth quarter, Indianapolis QB Jacoby Brissett threw a crucial pick-six to Raiders safety Erik Harris just before the two-minute warning, effectively putting the game away for Oakland. With the win, the Raiders improved to 2-2.[21][22] Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected from the game and later suspended the rest of the season for initiating two helmet-to-helmet hits, including one on Colts TE Jack Doyle.[23]

Week 5: vs. Chicago Bears

NFL London Games

The Raiders headed off to England for an international game against the Bears and former Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack, who was traded to Chicago prior to the previous season. Like the previous week, Oakland surged to an early lead, this time behind strong play from Josh Jacobs. Chicago took the lead in the third quarter with 21 unanswered points, but the Raiders eventually answered with a rushing touchdown from Jacobs with just under two minutes left in the game. Oakland's defense intercepted Bears quarterback Chase Daniel on the next drive, then snuffed out a final comeback attempt in the final seconds of the game. With the win, Oakland entered its bye week at 3-2.[24][25]

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers

Week 8: at Houston Texans

Week 9: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 10: vs. Los Angeles Chargers

With the win, the Raiders improved on their 4-12 record from the previous season.

Week 11: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 12: at New York Jets

Week 13: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 14: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week 15: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Despite holding a 16-6 lead late in the fourth quarter, Oakland allowed a touchdown pass from Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew to Chris Conley, then failed to run out the clock and missed the subsequent field goal attempt. Jacksonville would capitalize on the ensuing drive as Minshew and Conley connected again for a game-winning touchdown. This was the Raiders' final game played in Oakland before relocating to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. Fans booed the team as they exited the field for the last time.[26][27] With their fourth straight loss, the Raiders fell to 6-8, but remain in the playoff hunt as the Pittsburgh Steelers would lose later that night.

Week 16: at Los Angeles Chargers

This was Chargers final home game at Dignity Health Sports Park before moving into their new stadium in the 2020 season. This was also the last time the Raiders and Chargers faced each other--home or away--prior to the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas in 2020. With the win, Raiders snapped their 4-game losing streak, improving to 7-8 and keeping their slim playoff hopes alive.

Week 17: at Denver Broncos

Standings

Division

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Kansas City Chiefs 12 4 0 .750 6-0 9-3 451 308 W6
Denver Broncos 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 282 316 W2
Oakland Raiders 7 9 0 .438 3-3 5-7 313 419 L1
Los Angeles Chargers 5 11 0 .313 0-6 3-9 337 345 L3

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Baltimore Ravens North 14 2 0 .875 5-1 10-2 .494 .484 W12
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 6-0 9-3 .510 .477 W6
3[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 5-1 8-4 .469 .411 L1
4 Houston Texans South 10 6 0 .625 4-2 8-4 .520 .488 L1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 10 6 0 .625 3-3 7-5 .461 .363 L2
6 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3-3 7-5 .488 .465 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 3-3 6-6 .502 .324 L3
8[b][c] Denver Broncos West 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 .510 .406 W2
9[c][d][e] Oakland Raiders West 7 9 0 .438 3-3 5-7 .482 .335 L1
10[b][d][e] Indianapolis Colts South 7 9 0 .438 3-3 5-7 .492 .500 L1
11[b][d] New York Jets East 7 9 0 .438 2-4 4-8 .473 .402 W2
12[f] Jacksonville Jaguars South 6 10 0 .375 2-4 6-6 .484 .406 W1
13[f] Cleveland Browns North 6 10 0 .375 3-3 6-6 .533 .479 L3
14[g] Los Angeles Chargers West 5 11 0 .313 0-6 3-9 .514 .488 L3
15[g] Miami Dolphins East 5 11 0 .313 2-4 4-8 .484 .463 W2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 2 14 0 .125 1-5 2-10 .553 .406 W1
Tiebreakers[h]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City finished ahead of New England based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of Indianapolis and NY Jets based on conference record. Division tiebreak was initially used to eliminate Oakland (see below).
  3. ^ a b Denver finished ahead of Oakland based on conference record.
  4. ^ a b c Oakland and Indianapolis finished ahead of NY Jets based on conference record.
  5. ^ a b Oakland finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory.
  6. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Cleveland based on record against common opponents. Jacksonville's cumulative record against Cincinnati, Denver, NY Jets, and Tennessee was 4-1, compared to Cleveland's 2-3 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  7. ^ a b LA Chargers finished ahead of Miami based on head-to-head victory.
  8. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References

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  3. ^ "Raiders in talks to play home games at Giants' Oracle Park in 2019". ESPN. February 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "Raiders not expected to play in San Francisco in 2019". NFL.com. February 5, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Matier, Phil (February 19, 2019). "Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2019.
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  9. ^ "Source: Bears give Mack record deal after trade". ESPN.co.uk. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Dallas Cowboys trade first-round pick to Oakland Raiders for Amari Cooper". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Source: Steelers agree to deal AB to Raiders". ESPN.com.
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