On the surface, Mariota’s basic passing statistics are superior to Winston’s. Mariota has a higher completion percentage, averages more yards per attempt and has a better touchdown-to-interception Vince Wilfork Authentic Womens Jersey ratio than Winston. But that doesn’t tell the full story. ESPN Stats & Info takes a look at the tale of the tape to see how both quarterbacks stack up statistically through Year 2 so far:
In his career, Winston has been pressured on 32.8 percent of his dropbacks, the sixth-highest rate in the league during that span. The league average is 27 percent. Mariota checks in just below that at 25.6 percent, which ranks him 24th out of 38 qualified quarterbacks.
“There’s something about the silver and black that Mexicans just love,” said Roberto De La Vega, 42, another fully outfitted Raiders fan. “They’re a team that is sort of magical.”
They call the Raiders, proudly, Los Malos. (The Bad Guys.)
And their fans were everywhere this weekend.
When a group of teenagers posed for quincea?era photos in front of the famous statue for the Angel of Independence, about a hundred fans took over the shot and began a “Raiders!” chant. When they heard the team would touch down at 6 p.m. on Sunday, they migrated to the Hyatt Regency to salute their arrival. When Hall of Famer Tim Brown was scheduled to sign autographs, they lined up early. And when an NFL Whitney Mercilus Authentic Womens Jersey official told them the session was still seven hours away, and that they should find something to do in the meantime, they basically said, “We’re good.”
This wasn’t just the first Monday Night Football game outside the U.S. These were two first-place clubs, making up the highest combined winning percentage for an international NFL game. This was a team nearby against a team with a giant local following, playing on a national holiday that observes a Mexican revolution. This was in the city with the largest population in the Western hemisphere.