Five Turnovers = A Loss for the Las Vegas Raiders

In the 43-6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Las Vegas Raiders committed five turnovers.

Four fumbles. One pick-six.

It was a rough day in the office for the Las Vegas Raiders offense.

Quarterback Derek Carr had a rough day in the office. He completed 22- for-34 passes for 215 yards, but fumbled the ball away three times and threw one interception.

Running back Josh Jacobs wasn’t any better. He ran seven times for 27 yards and fumbled the ball away on a 17-yard run late in the third quarter.

Much of the struggling performance had to do with the Falcons. They did their homework.

The pocket collapsed because of the immense pressure by the Atlanta Falcons defensive line.

Carr was sacked a total of three times today.

All three fumbles came inside the pocket while he was going for the throw. Each time, a Falcon defender got enough contact to knock the ball loose for a fumble.

When Carr threw his pick-six in the third quarter, his pocket was collapsing on him. He tried to force a pass to running back Devontae Booker which resulted in a pick-six by linebacker Deion Jones.

The ground game was stuffed up as well.

 Jacobs'fumble was recovered by linebacker LeRoy Reynolds.

However, perhaps more worrisome, Jacobs injured his right ankle on the play. He limped off to the sideline.

Having Jacobs out for a prolonged period of time could be a major issue for the Raiders' offense.

Turnovers will result in losses. Perhaps more important, a bad day for Jacobs is a bad day for the Raiders' offense. 

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