What To Make Of The Raiders 31-10 Win Over Dallas

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What To Make Of The Raiders 31-10 Win Over Dallas

  It's been a long time since the Raiders WON a game 31-10.  But as I heard the game on the radio and watched it later on TV, I noticed that although the Raiders won 31-10 it wasn't the starters who won that game.  The starters were removed while down 7-3 at the end of the 1st quarter, but the offense was in the red zone.  The bench players were the show-stealers with Nick Miller making a 48 yard catch to set up a Louis Rankin TD plunge.  Bruce Gradkowski hooked up with Tony Stewart on an 8-yard TD pass and another TD went to Brandon Myers.  Gary Russell had a TD plunge. The only turnover was an interception by Michael Huff, a second-stringer fighting for his starting job.  While JaMarcus Russell completed 6 of 9 for 50 yards with no INTs, he also had no TDs and he missed on some deep passes as a CB dropped an INT. Darren McFadden had 4 carries take him over 60 yards and set up a TD. So while it was nice to watch the Raiders win a game, it is only pre-season and remember back in 2006 with Art Shell, we (the Raiders) went 4-1 in the pre-season (count the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio) and had a 2-14 regular season.  Only time will tell if this game was a sign of things to come or false hope just like 2006.

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