Better, But Still a Lot of Work to be Done


There’s not a lot to report on yesterday’s 17-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers. As most of you know, it was blacked out to those of us in the Bay Area.

The Raiders defense gave a fantastic statistical performance. They held the Panthers to 219 total yards and forced 4 Jake Delhomme interceptions. The change in the defensive backfield had great initial success, as Carolina only managed 57 passing yards.

The offense was much better than the prior week. With Andrew Walter and Justin Fargas leading the charge, the Raiders actually outgained the Panthers, 259-219. But, this didn’t translate to success on the scoreboard.

So, another week, another loss. There’s no threat of blackout next week as Oakland travels to Miami. Miami is a surprising 5-4, with two easy wins already over the AFC West (Denver and San Diego). The uphill climb continues.


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  • http://MusketFire Matt

    Well you had a close one last week with the Panthers.  But I’d love to see the Raiders come back and show some life this week.  That and a nice win for them over the Dolphins would be great also.  Nice little boost for your struggling Raiders this year and it help’s out my team the Patriots.  You win this week and them we can knock them out of the playoff hunt by beating them next week also.  Good luck it’s about time a West coast goes to the East coast and beats one of these teams.  Can Oakland be the first team to do it this year?  I know I hope they are. 

    Matt – MusketFire