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Darren McFadden: B
Mike Goodson: F
Lonyae Miller: C
Darren McFadden looked his normal self, but couldn't punch it in from 1-yard out and ended the game with 3.8 yards per carry. He's capable of a better game. McFadden did add a 17-yard reception, but by his standards you could even make a case he deserved a worse grade.
Mike Goodson had five rushing yards on six rushes and two fumbles. Ouch. That's a complete failure from Goodson, but he's looked good during training camp and should rebound.
Lonyae Miller takes what the blocking gives him, but that's about the extent of his ability. Miller also made some mistakes against the Cardinals by running to the outside shoulder of his blockers.
Fourth Quarter & Overall
The Raiders couldn't muster enough offense to drive and win the game and the running game wasn't productive after Darren McFadden left the game. Lonyae Miller had 13 rushing yards in the fourth quarter and the running backs combined to rush 30 times for just 93 yards in the game. That's a below average rushing game for any team.
Lonyae Miller took over for Goodson and was relatively productive in the third quarter. Miller pushed the ball into the end zone for the Raiders first offensive touchdown of the preseason.
It was nice for the Raiders to finally get into the end zone, but Miller is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry in the game. Miller will take what the blocking gives him, but lacks the explosiveness to get something out of nothing.
Mike Goodson couldn't find any holes in the running game and fumbled twice. Goodson has looked good in training camp, but just returned to practice after injuring his neck and that might still be impacting him from a mental standpoint.
Goodson had fumbling issues in Carolina, so it's a little concerning to see him with two fumbles in a quarter of play.
Darren McFadden was stopped several times on the first drive, but the Cardinals could only contain him so long. McFadden's a weapon in the passing game and is proving that again against the Cardinals.
Most troubling was the inability of McFadden to punch it in from the 1-yard line, but much of that could be placed on the offensive line.
Mike Goodson got a carry and a catch and looks to have a good grasp of what is going on.
Darren McFadden will play, but the Raiders should be cautious with him. He must stay healthy. Look for most of McFadden's runs to be outside the tackles so he can avoid taking the big hits inside.
This will be the first game action from Mike Goodson. He played well prior to hurting his neck in a collision with linebacker Philip Wheeler, and the Raiders will want to see good, smart running from him.
Taiwan Jones is still nursing a sore hamstring but looks close to returning to the action. The Raiders might turn him loose, but they also might opt to play it safe with him. If he doesn't play, Goodson has an opportunity to climb the depth chart with a good performance.
Lonyae Miller will again get snaps, but he is auditioning for other teams at this point.