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Oakland Raiders Tricks and Treats: Raiders Win Second Game in a Row

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 31:  A fan holds up a fake head before the Seattle Seahawks game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 31, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Elias TrejoSenior Analyst IIOctober 31, 2010

The Oakland Raiders defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland. They are 4-4, and are sitting at .500 eight games into the season for the first time since 2002.

The Raiders have now outscored their last two opponents 92-17 and have exceeded over 500 yards of total offense for the second straight week.

The Raiders defense once again showed they can play a complete game when they get some help from their offense.

Oakland totally dominated the Seahawks offense on a day where the talk during the game was about Seattle's third-down defense.

The Raiders looked like a team that knows how to finish games. As good as they looked, they did have some luck on their side.

Michael Bush had a big gain on a play that could have been the craziest play of the year. On a 3rd-and-9, Jason Campbell looked to hit Darrius Heyward-Bey, but the ball deflected off his hands into the hands of Jacoby Ford.

Ford was unable to hold on to it but managed to drop it into the hands of Bush who rumbled for 55 yards before losing his shoe.

It was that kind of day for the Raiders. The Raiders offense also looked solid but could have scored more points if they were able to execute in the redzone.

Darren McFadden did what he's been doing all season. He ran for over 100 yards against a defense that was ranked in the Top Five against the run.

Darrius Heyward-Bey had his best day as a pro. He had 30 yards rushing on one carry and five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Marcel "I can do it all" Reece had a big game as well for the Raiders. Reece had 132 yards of total offense and one touchdown. His touchdown came on a crucial fourth down early in the game.

Bush also had over 100 yards in total offense, including a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.

Campbell had his second game in a row with a QB rating of over 120 and now has four TD's and no interceptions over the last two weeks.

The Raiders had four players that accumulated over 100 yards of total offense.

The offensive and defensive lines deserve a lot of credit for the win today. The Raiders defense sacked Matt Hasselbeck eight times, and Campbell was only sacked twice.

The Raiders now face the Kansas City Chiefs at home and have an opportunity to be 3-0 in the division.

It appears that the Silver and Black are now back, or at least are no longer the same Raiders we've seen the last seven years.

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