What The Fluke?

I don’t know but for some reason, I’m the “cup is half full” guy this season.  As far as I’m concerned, the Jacksonville Jaguars win this weekend was a fluke.  Minus a fluke kickoff return and a fluke run by Maurice Jones-Drew and we had a win.  Darren McFadden was in “Beast Mode” (Over 200 all purpose yards and 3 TD’s).  Jason Campbell looked great when he wasn’t passing from his hip with a “D” lineman laying on him.  (Campbell was 11 of 14 for 204 yards, two touchdowns and a perfect passer rating of 158.3 in the first half)  Jacoby Ford finally showed some rookie faults.   All in all the Raiders looked improved. Every week, the Raiders seem to gain more confidence even in a loss.  

This weekend we have the ill fated Denver Broncos to look forward to. RUN DMC is licking his chomps at this opportunity to first pass 1000 yards rushing (for the first time in his career) and second treat the Broncos like rented mules! (The Raiders last 1000 yard rusher was Justin Fargas in 2007.)  Last game against the donkeys, McFadden owned them!  And by owned, I mean 191 all purpose yards and 3 TD’s. By the end of the game, McFadden was sitting in the owner’s box enjoying a cigar and chatting up Patrick Bowlen’s old lady.

Oct 24, 2010; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen attends the game against the Oakland Raiders at Invesco Field. Photo via Newscom

What happened? ….

The Bronco’s are in shambles after firing their head coach Josh Mc”Kiffin” who’s experiment of upsetting and dispose of every decent player on their squad. Okay I lied; they were in shambles before he was fired. I was hoping they would extend him 30 more years! I am looking forward to the annihilation of the donkeys this weekend. I expect a hard hitting game and much quit from the Denver Burros. Long live the ghost of Josh McKiffin!


Oct 24, 2010; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders safety Mike Mitchell (34) and defensive tackle Richard Seymour (92) tackle Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) at Invesco Field. Photo via Newscom
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Greg Simon

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  • David K.

    Wow. I always heard stories about the extent of Raider Myopia, but I never thought I would see it first hand. You got beat. Plain and simple. It was a great battle, but the outcome was no fluke. And despite all the dirty, nasty, childish behavior your players weren’t penalized for, they still lost. I guess those other six losses were a fluke too? I guess it’s totally a fluke that you’re sitting under .500 right now? And I guess it’s a fluke that you’re third in your own division? Good luck against the Broncos, the only team you’re ahead of. And enjoy all those Super Bowls you won in recent years….in your IMAGINATION.

  • Kynan

    I grew up a Raiders fan in Colorado, so it’s almost as fun to watch the Broncos lose as it is to watch the Raiders win. The two Bronco games each year are my own personal Super Bowl: A Raiders win over the Donks means the season is a success even if it’s one of only 2 or 3 wins. Conversely, the Raiders could go to the Super Bowl, but if they’ve lost to Denver, the season has a gaping hole. Which means this weekend is huge: These teams always seem to split no matter which team is superior the rest of the year. So we gotta watch out for Denver- they have nothing to lose except the memory of the worst de-pantsing in recent NFL memory!

  • Kynan

    …As for David K., I hate to say it, but I agree with his general point. The run-back and the Jones-Drew TD were not flukes. They were break-downs in discipline and execution — which happen to even the best teams. In this instance, unfortunately, they happened to ruin an otherwise well-played game by the Raiders. So, “fluke” is the wrong word.
    Regardless, David K. sounds like a total ass-jacket.