Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says that the final score of their 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams doesn't indicate how competitive the game really was. The Raiders led 13-10 at halftime, but they were only able to score a field goal in the second half and things got out of hand in the fourth quarter.

From Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area (via ProFootballTalk):

“Some of the good things will be overlooked because of the bad stuff, and that’s a shame,” Carr said. “We did some good things. The score doesn’t dictate how the game went.”

The Raiders' offense was riddled with penalties and struggled to find a groove after a terrific opening drive in which they embarked on a 75-yard touchdown drive. Carr completed 29 of 40 passes for 303 yards, but he he threw three crippling interceptions, two of which were in critical situations that could have turned the game around.

Meanwhile, Gruden's decision to trade away star hybrid linebacker Khalil Mack came back to bite him. Facing an elite offense featuring Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and Brandin Cooks, Oakland failed to generate much of a pass rush and Goff looked comfortable in the pocket for most of the game. He was only sacked once and completed 18 of 33 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Gurley chipped in by rushing for 108 yards and recording three receptions for 39 yards and a score.

While there were some positives, the Raiders need to play a more complete game in order to win their Week 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos. The penalties need to be cleaned up and Carr has to avoid the costly mistakes that marred Monday's 20-point loss.