Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

The Raider Marathon

Like many marathons, at the starting gun, the real “runners” to the front of the pack, fatties and wild cards to the rear. Raider Nation, we are the fatties! We are sitting on the backside of the pack waiting to make our move. We aren’t going to catch the Kenyan’s but we can catch the Broncos/Chargers. The time is now Raider Nation for a NBA style run to the playoffs.

We don’t need to worry bout those teams dominating the NFL as much as we need to focus on our own division. Phillip Rivers implosion last week was a beautiful sign. I enjoyed it even more on the NFL Network’s “Replay”. Crybaby. The Chiefs are wrecked, ruined, broken. Any fans who cheers as their starting QB’s is carted off the field, are garbage. The chaos which is the AFC West is starting to live up to its usual yearly madness.

A few things need to happen before we can make that “run” in our division. First, we need a bit of luck, luck never hurt anyone. We require some better play from a very timid Darren McFadden who is playing in a pair of glass slippers. Lastly, a few key losses from the teams above us in the AFC West will make my food digest better on Sundays!

I believe we are playing better Nation more now then we were at the start of the season. I don’t know if the team is drinking Coach Allen’s Kool-Aid, or getting ready to dump it on his game plan. This week’s game will tell me all I need to know about that.

Let’s go fatties!


G. Simon

Staff Writer



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