In the week leading up to the season opener, Richard Seymour said he was "blindsided," by the trade from New England to Oakland. Last Sunday, being "blindsided" would have been better than what actually happened. In this game the Raiders knew exactly what was coming and were powerless to stop it.
Last Sunday was the worst home loss (38-0) in Raiders HISTORY. And things were already out of hand when the Raiders first touched the ball.
On the first play of the game, newly appointed right tackle Khalif Barnes allowed a strip-sack on JaMarcus Russell. It didn't help that Russell had the offense in the wrong formation in the first place. That play would set the dreary tone for the rest of the game.