• Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts after a penalty in the fourth quarter of their game versus the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)

  • You’d be hard-pressed arguing Jon Gruden’s Raiders aren’t the worst team in the NFL. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron (2) drops the ball during his first snap playing against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-3. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback AJ McCarron (2) throws the ball after being sacked by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-3. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr (4) talks to Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden after Carr was pulled from the game against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

  • Oakland Raiders’ Martavis Bryant (12), left, gets tackled by San Francisco 49ers’ Elijah Lee (47), right, in the third quarter of their game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr (4) slides to avoid being tackled by the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-3. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders’ Martavis Bryant (12) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers’ Elijah Lee (47) in the third quarter of their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Oakland Raiders 34-3. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr (4) escapes the pocket against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter of their game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)

  • Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan following the 49ers 34-3 win over the Oakland Raiders at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

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SANTA CLARA — The Raiders managed to lose a professional football game by 31 points to one of only two teams that entered Week 9 with a worse record.

That’s right, a useless season became even more pitiful Thursday night in prime time when the Raiders (1-7) laid their biggest egg yet in a 34-3 loss to the previously 1-7 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.

Let’s get to this week’s grades and the reasons behind each.

Passing game: F

  • Derek Carr went 16-of-21 for only 171 yards and threw no touchdowns
  • According to the Associated Press, Carr only attempted two passes 10 or more yards downfield and didn’t complete either
  • The Raiders converted on only 3-of-12 third-down opportunities
  • Carr weathered six sacks, tied for the most in a single game in his career, and A.J. McCarron even took one
  • McCarron went a useless 1-for-3 for 8 yards during his brief stint
Derek Carr was under siege all night. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Running game: C-

  • The Raiders mustered 102 yards on 23 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per rush
  • Doug Martin led all rushers with only 49 yards on 11 carries, good for 4.5 yards per carry
  • DeAndre Washington and Martavis Bryant (on a jet sweep) combined for 44 yards on six carries
  • The Raiders only earned five first downs on the ground
  • McCarron couldn’t even convert a 4th-and-1 sneak in his own territory late in the game

Pass defense: F

  • A second-year quarterback taking his first career regular season snaps completed 16-of-22 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns
  • Nick Mullens orchestrated two straight drives that ended in passing touchdowns to start the game, and that was more than enough
  • Pierre Garcon caught his first touchdown in 16 games as a 49er when he was left wide open for a 24-yard score in the first quarter
  • George Kittle was the latest tight end to dominate the Raiders, catching four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown
  • According to the NFL, Mullens’ 151.9 passer rating is the second-highest by any player in their debut since the 1970 merger, second only to Marcus Mariota’s 158.3 mark in 2015
Nick Mullens looked like a proven starter in his NFL debut. (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)

Run defense: D

  • Raheem Mostert’s 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter says it all, as he went untouched and the Raiders gave up on the play
  • The 49ers ran 32 times for 143 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per carry
  • The Raiders actually allowed fewer rushing yards than they surrendered on average through the first seven games (144.7), but 143 is still terrible
  • Mostert, the third-stringer, ran seven times for 86 yards and a score
  • The 49ers didn’t even need starter Matt Breida to average over 4 yards per carry (3.7) to have their way on the ground

Special teams: F

  • Johnny Townsend averaged only 37.5 yards per punt on six punts
  • His two punts downed inside the 20 move him up to a tie for 29th in the NFL with only six such punts on the season
  • Daniel Carlson hit the right upright on a 45-yard field-goal attempt, and went 1-of-2 on field goals Thursday night
  • Dwayne Harris didn’t return a punt and brought back two of seven kickoffs for a total of 51 yards

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