Home Loss To Chiefs Realistically Ends Oakland Raiders' Season

Bret ArmstrongAnalyst INovember 15, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

Oakland blew it hard today. There game against the Chiefs continued a trend that was hard to watch for Raider fans.

Any hope the Raiders had of turning it around in the second half of the season slowly and dreadfully faded into oblivion at home against lowly Kansas City.

Now we can officially declare over any false playoff hopes for Oakland. Their seventh-straight 10-loss season might as well be in the bag now, as well.

In a game that Oakland should've won by at least 14 points, the Raiders failed to score for three straight quarters after starting the game on a roll with a 70-plus-yard touchdown drive set up by a Michael Bush 60-yard ramble that put the Raiders inside the Chiefs 5-yard line.

JaMarcus Russell ended up getting pulled for the second time in the last four games and returning wide receiver Chaz Schilens was very much a non-factor in the loss.

The Raiders put themselves in too many bad situations with penalties. They faltered big time on third-down conversions.

They looked like a pathetic high school football team playing against the Chiefs, and I'm tired of supporting their bad behavior with positive comments.

This is the last straw for a team that had so much potential. They will now join the ranks of the Lions, even in my book. Coming off a bye week to play the Chiefs and lose at home is a pathetic performance.

To be quite honest, I could care less what happens to the team for the rest of the year. There needs to be drastic changes that begin in the front office with the resignation of Al Davis at the end of the year.

For all I care, they could turn over this entire roster, ownership and coaching staff next season and still not be worth their weight.

Sorry B/R world, but I am officially pissed off at the organization. Puh, to even call them organized is a step out of reality.

For a complete game recap: http://fanhuddle.com/oaklandraiders/2009/11/15/99/