The Oakland Raiders will travel to Pittsburgh and battle the Steelers for what appears to be a defensive game. This game is important for the Oakland Raiders as it will show the competitive edge and winning attitude in Oakland. This new and young Oakland Raiders are fast and strong. Jason Veldheer, Rolando McClain and great examples..
The Oakland Raiders for some reason, seem to get , well, bad press.Even Oakland Raider RB Darren McFadden stated that the Oakland Raiders haven't been taken serious in their road to the AFC West title. This is one reason why the Raiders are looking forward to defeating the Steelers.
The Oakland Raiders should have at least two more wins than their record shows. They have played solid football and are 3-0 against the AFC West. Yet, the Oakland Raiders still get few highlights in the media. Even now, favored to lose.
For the first time since 1995, the Oakland Raiders will play the Pittsburgh Steelers with both having winning seasons! Pittsburgh is favored and said to be able to defeat the Raiders with an air attack.
Throwing that "pigskin" may be the reason why the Steelers will lose.Obviously, they feel the Raiders secondary is slow. The Steelers are predicted to win by 7. What a joke, in fact typical of the media. See how fast they change when the Raiders win.
CB Nnamdi Asomugha will surely shut down WR Hines Ward or whoever he covers. While opposite will be CB Chris Johnson , who must start the game early and not wait til second half to play hard. Either way, Tyvon Branch, Mike Mitchell or Michael Huff will be there in the assist.
Are the Pittsburgh Steelers Oakland toughest opponent?
This game however is perfect for the Oakland Raiders. A win in Pittsburgh will show the NFL that the Silver and Black are the best AFC team! The team itself looks much better after the bye week and was strengthened by the return of CB Nnamdi Asomugha, TE Zach Miller, WR Louis Murphy and Chaz Schillens.
The Oakland Raiders also possess RBs Michael Bush and Darren McFadden. This duo of Bush/McFadden should tire the defense. Remember, the defense of the Steelers has only had a few days to rest, while the Oakland Raiders are rested and its top players healthy.
Special teams has been spectacular. I mean these guys are hurting opponents.
The Oakland Raider defense alone should get a lot more press than it does. All these guys are playmakers! Rolando McClain, Richard Seymour, Tyvon Branch,, Kamerion Wimbley, Tommy Kelly and so on.
The Oakland Raider defense should have no problem getting hurries and sacks against QB Ben Rothlesberg. Expect to see a lot of hurries and interceptions. Ben Rothlesberg may even try to challenge the skills of CB Nnamdi Asomugha. This will not be a wise decision. In fact, I will go further to say that it will be the Raider defense that wins this game.
The Oakland Raiders have done a great job stopping the running game. Provided the offense can manage the time and keep the defense off the field, the Oakland Raiders will defeat the Steelers.
I still wonder what life would be like for the Raiders had we kept Charles Woodson.
The Oakland Raiders need to start fast and go for the vertical game. WR Jacoby Ford made a name for himself as he defeated the KC Chiefs the last time the Oakland Raiders played.
WR Louis Murphy now has support with another speed burner to compliment him. It will be up to Troy Palomalu to help cover these guys and TE Zach Miller or Darrius Heyward Bey. It sound almost impossible. Then add Michael Bush and Darren McFadden.
The press can go ahead and favor the Pittsburgh Steelers and QB "Big Ben " Rothlesberg. However, they forget the history of the Oakland Raiders. When the Raiders are down, they don't stay down. This is a Silver and Black beast that will not be held down anymore.
The Oakland Raiders alongside Al Davis, Tom Cable and Hue Jackson are well aware of what is being said about the team by the so called "sports analyst"Seems there will be a lot of disappointment come Sunday.
There are many who want to oppress what is Silver and Black. Rapper Eminem explains it best as, " they feed me the fuel that I need for the fire. To burn and it's burnin and I have returned."
Oakland Raider will defeat the Steelers in Pittsburgh 34-14. The Oakland Raiders will be 6-4.