The defensive line was dominant in both the run and pass today!
Did you notice the switch?
With Matt Shaughnessy out, there were times that Richard Seymour kicked over to defensive end with "Big" John Henderson playing defensive tackle. I thought that this should have been the Raiders startng lineup all along but many bought into Matt Shaughnessy being a superstar.
To that, I say he's not a superstar yet and the Raiders need to stop the run more than they need a superstar. Shaughnessy could always come in on passing downs for now as the combination of Seymour, Henderson, Tommy Kelley and Lamarr Houston doesn't look like it can be run on.
The Steelers couldn't even stop Foster and the Raiders did!
The 6'7" Henderson's presence was even felt on passing downs as he had one of six passed tipped at the line of scrimmage. That's really important because the Raiders were abused by the short pass against the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is 6'5" too!
This defensive line could put a limit on the opposing team's short passes and running game.
Seymour was still able to get two sacks from defensive tackle.