Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata (44) celebrates his touchdown during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The Bottom Line
Citizens of Raider Nation, we are not on red alert status yet but as with any team, there are some things to be concerned about.
How long is Hayden out?
How soon will David Ausberry be back as Mychal Rivera, the pass-catching tight end now, is not catching his passes?
Is Matt Schaub okay as he floats his out-routes and dig-routes just like Matt Flynn did last year and in Seattle?
Outside of Streater and Jones, who will emerge at receiver?
I’m a little concerned about the run defense but believe Tuck, Mack and Co. will get control with that front seven. That same front seven also will have their impact on the opposing passing games and I really like Checkwa on the other side of Hayden when he gets back. Then there’s the Raiders’ running game that’s in very good hands with McFadden, Jones-Drew, and that huge offensive line.
And as I said before, Reece and Streater weren’t even used!
What we were really watching were a bunch of the position fights.
Just win baby!