On Oakland's second offensive play, rookie safety Montae Nicholson intercepted Derek Carr's pass intended for Amari Cooper.
REDSKINS RUN STOPPING: All of a sudden, the Redskins have a strong run defense after holding the Eagles to 58 yards on the ground, Los Angeles Rams to 97 yards and Raiders to 32. Those numbers amount to (what felt like) a generous 52.9 quarterback rating, according to ESPN.
Washington controlled the trenches on both sides of the ball, recording 472 yards while holding Oakland to just 128.
The Redskins turned two Carr interceptions into 14 first-half points. In Washington, however, a star was born: broken-field receiving sensation Chris Thompson, who had 150 yards receiving, along with a touchdown, and another 38 on the ground.
On offense, Washington blasted, often between the tackles.
Carr was asked whether the protest affected the team's performancein its first loss of the season.
Reed is likely to be replaced in the lineup by Vernon Davis, Kelley with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson, and Foster with Will Compton. He distributed the ball to eight different receivers, using a diversity of throws to connect on reliable short and screen passes and, for the first time this season, the deep ball.
Given that the score came after a missed Washington field goal attempt, it provided provided some momentum to a team desperately in need of it.
"We have great people representing our country, especially our soldiers, our first responders, and they should be treated with respect", Trump said before boarding Air Force One. "It started on the second play of the game, and I think it just kind of unraveled from there".
Not to take anything away from the Washington Redskins because they played an outstanding game. Junior Galette and Jonathan Allen combined to take down Carr, before Preston Smith beat left guard Kelechi Osemele for a sack on the next play.
"Just being a play-caller, being an offensive/defensive coordinator is like a game of chess", Thompson said. Oakland did not convert on third down, going 0 for 11, the first time getting shut out there in six years. "Next up is K.C., so we will go in and just go to work again".