The Raiders have proven they can play some defense, as needed.
And now, if they hadn’t already, they proved they’re a legitimate team on the road.
The Raiders escaped Baltimore with a wild 28-27 win, their third road win of the season. Their only loss was at home against the Falcons, and that result looks different after the beating Atlanta just gave Carolina as well.
Derek Carr threw for four touchdowns, three of them to Michael Crabtree as the Raiders continued to show they have as dependable a passing game as there is in the NFL.
The Ravens had only scored four touchdowns in winning their first three games, but caught fire in the second half, looking like an actual NFL offense themselves.
With Terrance West giving them a run game and veteran wideout Steve Smith with a 52-yard touchdown pass, the Ravens took the lead late.
But Carr looked so poised in moving them downfield, hitting Crabtree for the game-winner.