Campbell protected heavily by Robert Gallery and Jared Veldheer
92 points. two games. Is there more that needs to be said?
Yes, yes there is.
Led by Darren McFadden, the Raiders offense has exploded as of late. Don't get me wrong, this isn't only because of McFadden. Actually, it's quite the opposite. Every single component of the Raiders offense has been clicking, and how glorious it has been!
Campbell has proved his worth behind center. He has put up 514 yards and four touchdowns in the past two games, with no interceptions and two straight games with a passer rating over 120.
I know I've repeated those statistics at least three times, but they're just awesome. What comes to mind most is the no interceptions stat, which has allowed the Raiders to maximize their offense.
Michael Bush has been seldom mentioned, but he will get his worth now. He is the two in the best 1-2 running back tandem in football. (Yes, better than KC's.) He ran for 50 yards and a TD in the game against Seattle and has effectively taken his share of touches this season, especially when McFadden went down for two weeks. Keep it up!
Marcel Reese, the fullback that can go deep. It runs off the tongue a little. I love this guy, he can really play football. He's fast, he's agile and it's no wonder that Al Davis wanted him (see: Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford, Louis Murphy, etc...)!
He has rushed effectively, but what really catches my attention is his 109 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the past two games. Look for him to throw the Cheifs defense a few curveballs this Sunday.
I have nothing but praise for the offensive line, as I mentioned last slide. But hell, lets recap a little.
Jared Veldheer is really evolving into a great left tackle and has done a great job protecting Campbell's blindside these past few weeks. Robert Gallery and his veteran presence can be thanked in part for that, and the resurgence of the rest of the line as well. They have also been allowing McFadden, Bush and Reece to run effectively, creating holes and protecting their running backs. Great job boys.
Zach Miller has been great. One of the most sure handed, reliable tight ends in football. He has been bothered by injuries the past few games, but he will never be an afterthought in my mind. Look for him to also have a great bounce back game against the Chiefs and their very dismal pass defense.
The receiving core, aside from Reece and Miller, still leaves a bit to be desired. Darrius Heyward-Bey finally joined the party on Sunday against Seattle, as did Jacoby Ford, but they can still be better. Look for them to either step-up or shut-up, especially since they're replacing Louis Murphy and Chaz Schilens, who are both out due to injury.
If the offense continues at this pace, the only thing that can be said is look out AFC! The Raiders offense has woken up!