The Raiders dropped a 38-17 decision to the New Orleans Saints at O.co Coliseum on Sunday.
The Raiders did not score in the final two minutes of the first half, snapping a nine-game streak and marking the first time this season that the Silver and Black has not produced points within the two-minute warning.
Head Coach Dennis Allen successfully challenged a Saints completion in the first half, the fourth successful challenge by the Raiders this season and the first since Oct. 14 at Atlanta. Including the preseason, the Raiders have successfully challenged seven rulings, recording the best challenge-success rate in the league.
Reece’s 193 yards from scrimmage were the most by a Raider since RB Michael Bush totaled 242 on Nov. 10, 2011, at San Diego.
Reece posted career highs with 19 carries and 103 yards, and is the first Raider to top 100 yards rushing in a game since
Reece hauled in four passes for a team-high 90 yards, the second time this season that he has reached the 90-yard mark. He had a career-high 95 yards on eight receptions vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 4.
Reece accounted for 160 of the Raiders’ 204 yards of total offense in the first half, and 193 of the team’s 404 total yards for the game.
Reece hauled in a 56-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter, helping set up the Raiders’ first score of the game. It was the fifth-longest play from scrimmage by a Raider this season.
Reece already has established single-season career highs in receptions, receiving yards, rushing attempts and rushing yards.
QB Carson Palmer surpassed the 200-yard mark for the 16th straight contest, extending his franchise record, completing 22-of-40 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns.
Palmer notched 300 passing yards for the third straight game, marking the first time in his career that he has eclipsed the mark in three consecutive contests.
It was the ninth 300-yard passing performance for Palmer in a Raider uniform, and the 26th of his career.
Palmer eclipsed 3,000 passing yards for the season, surpassing the mark for the sixth time in his career and becoming the first Raider since Kerry Collins in 2005 (3,759) to reach the milestone.
Palmer reached 3,000 yards in his 10th game of the season, marking the fastest of his career. He needed 11 games to pass 3,000 yards in 2007.
Palmer has passed for 1,094 yards over the last three games, marking his highest career total over a three-game stretch. His previous high with 1,021 yards over the final three games of the 2011 season.
Palmer tossed two touchdown passes, marking his fourth straight game with multiple scoring tosses. It is the first time since the 2010 season that Palmer has thrown for more than one touchdown in four straight games.
Palmer connected with TE
Criner established a career high with three receptions.
Janikowski kicked two PATs, extending his current streak of consecutive PATs to 121.
Stewart had a career-long 23-yard reception in the third quarter.