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2015 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach Jack Del Rio
General Manager Reggie McKenzie
Home Field O.co Coliseum
Results
Record 7–9
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers Derek Carr, QB
Amari Cooper, WR
Khalil Mack, DE
Latavius Murray, RB
Marcel Reece, FB
Charles Woodson, SS
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2014 2016

The 2015 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 46th season in the National Football League, the 56th overall, the 21st of their second stint in Oakland, and the first under new head coach Jack Del Rio. Coming off a 3–13 season the prior year, the Raiders improved to 7–9 on the season. Despite their improvement, the Raiders were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 15 with a loss to the Green Bay Packers at home. They once again failed to finish with a winning record, not having done so since 2002.

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2015 draft classEdit

[1]

2015 Oakland Raiders Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 4 Amari Cooper WR Alabama
2 35 Mario Edwards, Jr. DE Florida State
3 68 Clive Walford TE Miami (FL)
4 128 Jonathan Feliciano OG Miami (FL)
5 140 Ben Heeney ILB Kansas
161 Neiron Ball OLB Florida
6 179 Max Valles DE Virginia
7 218 Anthony Morris OT Tennessee State
221 Andre Debose WR Florida
242 Dexter McDonald CB Kansas

StaffEdit

2015 Oakland Raiders staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

RosterEdit

2015 Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 10 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 14 St. Louis Rams W 18–3 1–0 O.co Coliseum Recap
2 August 22 at Minnesota Vikings L 12–20 1–1 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 30 Arizona Cardinals L 23–30 1–2 O.co Coliseum Recap
4 September 3 at Seattle Seahawks L 21–31 1–3 CenturyLink Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 13 Cincinnati Bengals L 13–33 0–1 O.co Coliseum Recap
2 September 20 Baltimore Ravens W 37–33 1–1 O.co Coliseum Recap
3 September 27 at Cleveland Browns W 27–20 2–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
4 October 4 at Chicago Bears L 20–22 2–2 Soldier Field Recap
5 October 11 Denver Broncos L 10–16 2–3 O.co Coliseum Recap
6 Bye
7 October 25 at San Diego Chargers W 37–29 3–3 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
8 November 1 New York Jets W 34–20 4–3 O.co Coliseum Recap
9 November 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–38 4–4 Heinz Field Recap
10 November 15 Minnesota Vikings L 14–30 4–5 O.co Coliseum Recap
11 November 22 at Detroit Lions L 13–18 4–6 Ford Field Recap
12 November 29 at Tennessee Titans W 24–21 5–6 Nissan Stadium Recap
13 December 6 Kansas City Chiefs L 20–34 5–7 O.co Coliseum Recap
14 December 13 at Denver Broncos W 15–12 6–7 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
15 December 20 Green Bay Packers L 20–30 6–8 O.co Coliseum Recap
16 December 24 San Diego Chargers W 23–20 (OT) 7–8 O.co Coliseum Recap
17 January 3 at Kansas City Chiefs L 17–23 7–9 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 17 9 0

33

Raiders 0 0 0 13

13

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 3 yard run, Mike Nugent kick. CIN 7 – OAK 0
  • CIN – Nugent 32 yard FG. CIN 10 – OAK 0

Second quarter

  • CIN – Hill 2 yard run, Nugent kick. CIN 17 – OAK 0
  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 13 yard reception from Andy Dalton, Nugent kick. CIN 24 – OAK 0

Third quarter

  • CIN – Eifert 8 yard reception from Andy Dalton, Nugent kick failed. CIN 30 – OAK 0
  • CIN – Nugent 35 yard FG. CIN 33 – OAK 0

Fourth quarter

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Bengals jumped on the Raiders early and often, leading 24–0 at the half. Derek Carr left the game in the first half with an injury to his throwing hand, which resulted in Matt McGloin taking over. The Raiders mustered two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late, losing the game 33–13 to start their season 0–1. The loss marked the first ever loss by the Raiders to the Bengals at home (10–1).

Week 2: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 10 10 0 13

33

Raiders 10 10 10 7

37

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK – Latavius Murray 1 yard touchdown run, Janikowski kick. OAK 17 – BAL 10
  • BAL – Gilmore 9 yard touchdown reception from Flacco, Tucker kick. OAK 17 – BAL 17
  • OAK – Janikowski 46 yard FG. OAK 20 – BAL 17
  • BAL – Tucker 21 yard FG. OAK 20 – BAL 20

Third quarter

  • OAK – Janikowski 48 yard FG. OAK 23 – BAL 20
  • OAK – Michael Crabtree 29 yard touchdown reception from Carr, Janikowski kick. OAK 30 – BAL 20

Fourth quarter

  • BAL – Tucker 37 yard FG. OAK 30 – BAL 23
  • BAL – Lorenzo Taliaferro 7 yard touchdown run, Tucker kick. OAK 30 – BAL 30
  • BAL – Tucker 31 yard FG. BAL 33 – OAK 30
  • OAK – Seth Roberts 12 yard touchdown reception from Carr, Janikowski kick. OAK 37 – BAL 33

Top passers

  • BAL – Joe Flacco – 32–45, 384 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • OAK – Derek Carr – 30–46, 351 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

A high-scoring first half, highlighted by Amari Cooper's 68-yard touchdown catch resulted in a 20–20 tie at halftime. A field goal and touchdown catch by Michael Crabtree put the Raiders up 10 going in the fourth quarter. However, Baltimore stormed back with 13 points to take the lead. A late interception thrown by Derek Carr appeared to be the end, but with 30 seconds left in regulation, Carr threw a touchdown pass to Seth Roberts to take the lead. With the win, the Raiders improved to 1–1 on the season and 2–7 all-time against the Ravens.

Week 3: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Three: Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 14 3 7

27

Browns 0 3 7 10

20

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK - Andre Holmes 3 yard pass from Derek Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 10 - CLE 0
  • CLE - Travis Coons 24 yard FG. OAK 10 - CLE 3
  • OAK - Seth Roberts 13 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 17 - CLE - 3

Third quarter

  • OAK - Janikowski 35 yard FG. OAK 20 - CLE 3
  • CLE - Gary Barnidge 28 yard reception from Josh McCown, Coons made 1 point conversion. OAK 20 - CLE 10

Fourth quarter

  • OAK - Latavius Murray 6 yard rush, Jankowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 27 - CLE 10
  • CLE - Coons 41 yard FG. OAK 27 - CLE 13
  • CLE - Travis Benjamin 4 yard reception from McCown, Coons kick. OAK 27 - CLE 20

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Raiders jumped out early on the Browns with two touchdown passes by Carr in the first half. A Latavius Murray touchdown run early in the fourth quarter seemed to seal it for the Raiders. However, the Browns made a comeback late, but Charles Woodson intercepted Josh McCown's pass in the final minute to seal the win. The Raiders snapped an 11-game road losing streak with the win and improved to 2–1 on the season.

Week 4 at BearsEdit

Week Four: Oakland Raiders (2–1) at Chicago Bears (0–3)
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 14 3 3

20

Bears 6 10 0 6

22

at Soldier FieldChicago, Illinois

Two first-half touchdown passes by Carr gave the Raiders a one-point lead at the half. The teams exchanged field goals in the second half. Following a late Jay Cutler interception, the Raiders took a late lead on a Sebastian Janikowski field goal with just over two minutes remaining. However, the Bears stormed down the field, and Robbie Gould hit a 49-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to seal the win. With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 2–2 on the season.

Week 5: vs. Denver Broncos Edit

Week Five: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 3 6 7

16

Raiders 0 7 0 3

10

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: October 11
  • Game time: 1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 54,500
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter Second quarter

Third quarter

  • DEN - McManus 20 yard FG. OAK 7 - DEN 6
  • DEN - McMcanus 52 yard FG. DEN 9 - OAK 7

Fourth quarter

  • DEN - Chris Harris 74 yard interception return, McManus made 1 point conversion. DEN 16 - OAK 7
  • OAK - Janikowski 50 yard FG. DEN 16 - OAK 10

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Charles Woodson said days prior to Week 5 that he always wanted to intercept a pass from Peyton Manning as he had not accomplished this feat in his entire 18-year career. He lived up to his word, intercepting Manning twice, but it was Carr's interception and the resulting return for a touchdown by Chris Harris that was the difference in the game. The Raiders fell to the Broncos 16–10 as the team dropped to 2–3 going into their bye week.

Week 6: BYE WEEKEdit

Week 7: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Seven: Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 10 20 7 0

37

Chargers 3 3 0 23

29

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK - Clive Walford 23 yard reception from Derek Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 17 - SD 3
  • OAK - Janikowski 32 yard FG. OAK 20 - SD 3
  • OAK - Janikowski 32 yard FG. OAK 23 - SD 3
  • OAK - Amari Cooper 52 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 30 - SD 3
  • SD - Lambo 44 yard FG. OAK 30 - SD 6

Third quarter

  • OAK - Michael Crabtree 25 yard pass from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 37 - SD 6

Fourth quarter

  • SD - Ladarius Green 31 yard reception from Philip Rivers, Lambo made 1 point conversion. OAK 37 - SD 13
  • SD - Danny Woodhead 8 yard pass from Rivers, Green reception from Rivers for 2 point conversion. OAK 37 - SD 21
  • SD - Woodhead 6 yard pass from Rivers, Green reception from Rivers for 2 point conversion. OAK 37 - SD 29

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Raiders jumped out to an early lead on the Chargers scoring on their first seven possessions. Three Janikowski field goals and two Carr touchdown passes led the way to a 30–6 lead at the half. The Chargers attempted a comeback in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as the Raiders won 37–29. With the win, the Raiders improved to 3–3 on the season.

Week 8: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Eight: New York Jets at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 3 3 7 7

20

Raiders 7 14 10 3

34

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • OAK - Michael Crabtree 36 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 14 - NYJ 3
  • OAK - Holmes 49 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 21 - NYJ 3
  • NYJ - Folk 38 yard FG. OAK 21 - NYJ 6

Third quarter

  • OAK - Taiwan Jones 5 9 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 28 - NYJ 6
  • NYJ - Eric Decker 4 yard reception from Geno Smith, Folk made 1 point conversion. OAK 28 - NYJ 13
  • OAK - Janikowski 52 yard FG. OAK 31 - NYJ 13

Fourth quarter

  • OAK - Janikowsk 47 yard FG., OAK 34 - NYJ 13
  • NYJ - Kellen Davis 1 yard reception from Smith. Folk made 1 point conversion. OAK 34 - NYJ 20

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Carr threw four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and totaled 333 yard passing against the Jets' highly ranked defense. The Raiders took a 21–6 lead half time. Murray added 113 yards on the ground as the Raiders won easily 34–20. With the win, the Raiders improved to 4–3, marking the first time since 2011 the Raiders had a winning record this late in the season.

Week 9: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Nine: Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 7 7 14

35

Steelers 3 18 0 17

38

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • PIT - DeAngelo Williams 3 yard rush, Williams reception from Ben Roethlisberger for 2 point conversion. PIT 11 - OAK 7
  • OAK - Amari Cooper 15 yard pass from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. OAK 14 - PIT 11 -
  • PIT - Williams 3 yard rush, Boswell made 1 point conversion. PIT 18 - OAK 14
  • PIT - Boswell 38 yard FG. PIT 21 - OAK 14

Third quarter

  • OAK - Clive Walford 1 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. PIT 21 - OAK 21

Fourth quarter

  • PIT - Martavis Bryant 14 yard reception from Roethlisberger, Boswell made 1 point conversion. PIT 28 - OAK 21
  • PIT - Jesse James 4 yard reception from Roethlisberger, Boswell made 1 point conversion. PIT 35 - OAK 28
  • OAK - Jamize Olawale 19 yard rush, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. PIT 35 - OAK 28
  • OAK - Crabtree 38 yard pass from Carr, Janikowski made 1 point conversion. PIT 35 - OAK 35
  • PIT - Boswell 18 yard FG. PIT 38 - OAK 35

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Carr threw for 301 yards with four touchdowns and one interception and Murray ran for 96 yards before leaving with concussion-like symptoms. But, the Raiders defense could not stop Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams. The two Steelers combined for 531 total yards. Despite Ben Roethlisberger leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a foot injury, the Steelers could not be stopped. Williams led the Steelers to the Raiders one-yard line before the winning field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired. With the loss, the Raiders dropped to 4–4 on the season.

Week 10: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Ten: Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 10 10 0 10

30

Raiders 0 14 0 0

14

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter
Fourth quarter

  • MIN – Walsh 34 yard FG. MIN 23 – OAK 14
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 80 yard rush, Walsh kick. MIN 30 – OAK 14

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Minnesota paid a visit to Oakland for Week 10. Adrian Peterson tied a record for most 200-yard rushing games by rushing for 203 yards against the Raiders beleaguered rush defense. Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes, but also two interceptions. Peterson's 80 yard touchdown run with less than two minutes remaining sealed the victory for the Vikings. The Raiders fell to 4–5 on the season.

Week 11: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Eleven: Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 13 0

13

Lions 6 3 0 9

18

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

First quarter

  • Matt Prater 29 yard FG. DET 3 – OAK 0
  • Prater 41 yard FG. DET 6 – OAK 0

Second quarter

  • Prater 51 yard FG. DET 9 – OAK 0

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

  • OAK – Khalil Mack – 8 tackles
  • DET – Four with 4 tackles
Looking to avoid a season-high three-game losing streak, the Raiders visited Detroit to face the 2–7 Lions. A defensive struggle in the first half led to three Detroit field goals and 9–0 deficit for Oakland. The Raiders came alive in third quarter, scoring 13 points on two Janikowski field goals and a Murray touchdown run. However, the Lions scored late on a Matthew Stafford touchdown run and the Raiders fell to 4–6.

Week 12: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Twelve: Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 3 7 7

24

Titans 6 0 8 7

21

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/10:00 a.m. PST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 58,075
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • Janikowski 24 yard FG. OAK 10 – TEN 6

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • Jalston Fowler 1 yard reception from Mariota, Ryan Succop kick. TEN 21 – OAK 17
  • Roberts 12 yard reception from Carr, Janikowski kick. OAK 24 – TEN 21

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Raiders started well in Tennessee, taking a 13–6 lead at halftime over the Titans on a touchdown pass from Carr to Crabtree. The Raiders jumped out early in the third quarter on touchdown pass to Roberts. However, the Titans rallied scoring 15 points on two Marcus Mariota touchdown passes. Oakland drove late in the game looking for the winning score and appeared to have been stopped on an incomplete pass in the end zone on fourth down. However, the Titans were called for holding and Carr hit Roberts for the game-clinching touchdown two play later. The Raiders halted their three-game losing streak and moved to 5–6 on the season.

Week 13: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Thirteen: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 0 7 20

34

Raiders 7 7 6 0

20

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 6
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), overcast
  • Game attendance: 55,010
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • KC – alex smith
  • OAK – derrick carr

Top rushers

  • KC –
  • OAK –

Top receivers

  • KC –
  • OAK –

Top tacklers

  • KC –
  • OAK –
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 5-7.

Week 14: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Fourteen: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 9 6

15

Broncos 6 6 0 0

12

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: December 13
  • Game time: 2:05 p.m. MST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 45 °F (7 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 76,824
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • OAK –
  • DEN –

Top rushers

  • OAK –
  • DEN –

Top receivers

  • OAK –
  • DEN –

Top tacklers

  • OAK –
  • DEN –

Khalil Mack tied the Oakland Raiders franchise record for most sacks in a game with 5 sacks in the Raiders' hard-fought 15-12 victory over the Broncos at Mile High. It also snapped their 8-game losing streak to the Broncos.

Week 15: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 14 0 10 6

30

Raiders 0 13 7 0

20

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 20
  • Game time: 1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 55,087
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • GB –
  • OAK –

Top rushers

  • GB –
  • OAK –

Top receivers

  • GB –
  • OAK –

Top tacklers

  • GB –
  • OAK –
With the loss, the Raiders fell to 6-8 and were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 14th straight year. The Raiders also finished 0-4 against the NFC North.

Week 16: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Sixteen: San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 10 0 3

20

Raiders 7 3 2 8

23

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • SD –
  • OAK –

Top rushers

  • SD –
  • OAK –

Top receivers

  • SD –
  • OAK –

Top tacklers

  • SD –
  • OAK –

In Charles Woodson's last game at the Coliseum, the game was hard-fought and the Raiders won 23-20 in an overtime thriller in order to go to 7-8 in what could be their final game in Oakland. Woodson addressed to Oakland's home crowd after the game saying, "I will never leave you".

Week 17: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Seventeen: Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 10 0 7

17

Chiefs 14 0 9 0

23

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information

First quarter Second quarter Third quarter Fourth quarter

Top passers

  • OAK –
  • KC –

Top rushers

  • OAK –
  • KC –

Top receivers

  • OAK –
  • KC –

Top tacklers

  • OAK –
  • KC –

This was Charles Woodson's last game in the NFL. With the loss, the Raiders ended their season 7-9 and clinched their 14th straight losing season.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2015 AFC West standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2015 AFC standings

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:2015 NFL season by team

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