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.