Darren McFadden is outrunning his bust label to become a usual suspect this year. I have argued with many in Raider nation over who should be the starting quarterback for the Raiders but it doesn't matter.
Tell me if the starting quarterback has McFadden in the lineup and I will tell you his chances of success. The Oakland Raider offense will only go as far as McFadden can take them.
He is very similar to how Marcus Allen was when played for the Raiders.
McFadden is the most important Raider on the offense.
He opens things up the passing game with his running.
He even opens thing up for others when he goes out on a pass route.
He has to be accounted for on every play because he can go all the way on any play. Just like he did on the 57-yard touchdown run he had in the third quarter on Sunday.
McFadden ended up with 165 yards on 16 carries and had 2 catches for 31 yards.
This is what McFadden was drafted in the first round for.
He just has to stay healthy for the rest of the year.