The Oakland Raiders pulled off a huge road victory on Thursday Night Football as they defeated San Diego Chargers 24-17. The Raiders rushing game and pass rush were key to the victory, but just as important was the ability of rookie receiver Denarius Moore to stretch the field on Carson Palmer's deep passes. Moore finished the game with five receptions for 123 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also added in a big 21 yard punt return on the punt immediately preceding his first touchdown receptions.
Moore has been a bit inconsistent at times as he finds his way as a rookie receiver. After no catches in the season opener, Moore blew up with five catches for 146 yards and a touchdown. He added a touchdown two weeks later, but had generally been quiet for much of the last two months. That changed Thursday evening with his second monster performance of the season.
Moore brings crazy speed and athleticism to the Raiders (shocking, we know) and if he can establish some consistency week to week he could be a huge weapon for them. With Jacoby Ford on the other side of the field, the vertical passing game could be thoroughly disgusting alongside the power rushing attack.
If you missed out on Denarius Moore's two touchdown catches, we've got video below. The first one is a great example of him extending the play as Carson Palmer kept it alive in the pocket. The second is a great example of going up in traffic and coming down with the catch.
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