What the hell happened Raider Nation? I just got out of I.C.U. from the whooping we took by the New England. I fully expected us to actually beat the Patriots last weekend. Everyone at my work doubted my prediction but hey, we owned the Jets the week before. I was confident…… was.
We played like we did the second half against the Bills, confused. Chuck B’s defense was lost and Jason Campbell looked like a dear in head lamps. We hung for the first half but then Brady decided to release the Welker. We had no answer from that little wide receiving hobbit. He had over 100 yards before the half. Even the Pats 3rd string running back had a great day against out Swiss cheese style defense. (What ever his name is.) I mean we had a season high of 504 yards of offense but a season low 19 measly points. Once again yellow flags and missed opportunities again plagued us.
There were a few good things that happened this week, DHB finally passed the 100 yard mark in a game (3 years later), and Nick Miller was released. Oh yes, and Coach Jackson said “We are going to win the AFC West”. (Not sure if he saw or defense’s performance on Sunday.)
This weekend we face the red hot Texans who are coming off a big win against the AFC Champion Steelers. The Texans are no joke and will probably be our toughest competition all season. They are stacked on offense and defense. They will be with out their main offensive weapon WR Andre Johnson. (Oakland DB’s your prayers were answered.) But we still have to face the beast who is Arian Foster. Being that we couldn’t stop a 3rd string RB from the Pats, I imagine we will be seeing a lot of Foster during the day. Chuck B better make chicken crap into chicken salad fast!
All in all, I still love my Raider, always have, always will. I hope our defense can step it up this week and shut down the Texans. I also hope we have a Luis Murphy sighting this weekend!
JBB Staff Writer
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