What was thought to be a defensive struggle turned out to be the greatest game in Oakland Raider history! Darren McFadden carried the ball 16 times for 196 total yards and four TDs. McFadden helped the Oakland Raiders win 59-14 over their AFC West adversary Denver Broncos in Denver. How sweet it was!
The Oakland Raider secondary basically took over this game from the start, and created the first two turnovers which resulted in points!
The Oakland Raiders are now second in the AFC West behind the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders face the Chiefs in two weeks. This will be a huge game for Oakland, and decide who is the best in the AFC West.
The Oakland Raiders play the Seattle Seahawks next week and will have an opportunity to get back-to-back wins. A healthy Darren McFadden and Michael Bush guarantee wins as the duo was unstoppable in Denver.
The offensive line in Oakland has improved its game. There were plenty of holes for both Michael Bush and Darren McFadden. It should be much improved with the return of Bruce Gradkowski.
As for the Denver Broncos, well they seemed out of sync. QB Kyle Orton could not complete passes and was constantly hurried. The offensive line could not maintain the pocket as the powerful Raiders dominated the line.
Sunday's game in Denver was simply incredible. Was there 12th man on the field for Oakland and was he creating fumbles for the Oakland Raiders?
The Oakland Raiders could do no wrong and defensive players like Rolando McClain, Richard Seymour, Mike Mitchell, Kamerion Wimbley and Trevor Scott shut down the Denver offense with hurries and sacks.
Michael Huff has played spectacular. It was last season that many felt he should be cut, but Michael Huff proved his worth. He creates turnovers and played extremely well.
The Oakland Raiders looked fast, strong and fierce.
This was a historical game for the Oakland Raiders and Mr. Al Davis. The Oakland Raiders are beginning to look improved, but can not afford more losses. They must get ahead of the KC Chiefs, and a win next week is required.
On a final note. As I watched the NFL highlights I noticed that they showed all NFL teams, including the interceptions by the Cleveland Browns as the huge play. Nothing about the Oakland Raiders and their huge game.
I tend to think that the NFL has no respect for the Oakland Raiders, but that's alright. The Oakland Raiders had a great game, and if they can continue playing hard they will get the recognition deserved.
Congrats to Darren McFadden. Go Raiders!