Best Game: Terrelle Pryor threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and the Raiders took advantage of five San Diego turnovers to beat the Chargers 27-17 on Oct. 6.
Worst Game: The Raiders allowed Jamaal Charles to score five touchdowns as they allowed the most points in franchise history in a 56-31 loss to Kansas City on Dec. 15. The offense wasn’t much better with seven turnovers in the game.
Best Play: Pryor’s 93-yard sprint on the opening play against Pittsburgh was the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NFL history and helped the Raiders win 21-18 on Oct. 27.
Worst Play: Oakland left LeSean McCoy completely uncovered on a swing pass that went for a 25-yard score on one of Nick Foles’ record-tying seven TD passes in a 49-20 loss to the Eagles on Nov. 3.
Biggest Surprise: Free agent Rashad Jennings rushed for a career-high 733 yards and gained 1,025 from scrimmage as he replaced Darren McFadden as the starter at running back. Jennings averaged just 2.8 yards per carry last season in Jacksonville and missed the entire 2011 season with an injury.
Biggest Disappointment: The Raiders traded a 2014 fifth-round pick to Seattle for quarterback Matt Flynn and gave him $6.5 million in guaranteed money to take over for Carson Palmer. But Flynn was beaten out in training camp by Pryor, played horribly in his one start against the Redskins and was ultimately released in October.
What’s Next: The Raiders must first decide whether to bring coach Dennis Allen back for a third season after back-to-back 4-12 campaigns. Next they need to decide whether to use the fifth overall pick to find the franchise quarterback who has been missing since Rich Gannon left almost a decade ago.