Darren McFadden Returning for a Second Helping in Kansas City?

Raider Card Addict@RaidercardadictSenior Writer ISeptember 17, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 14:  Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders carries the ball as Jon McGraw #47 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the first half fo the game on September 14, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

I can just imagine the Chiefs players not looking forward to this.

Darren McFadden last year came to Kansas City last year after a ho-hum start to the season against Denver in the opener. His stats in week one?

Nine carries, 46 yards.

And the stat line against the Chiefs in Kansas City?

Twenty-one carries, 164 yards, one touchdown, and 7.8 yards per carry.

Sadly, just like a lit candle, Darren McFadden's game of glory was blown out by a rash of injury, turf toes the main culprit.

Coming into 2009, the Raiders knew they had the three-headed monster to work with. Last week Michael Bush helped power this tandem as Justin Fargas was still nursing one injury and the combo rushed for 123 yards, while Bush added a touchdown as well.

And last week, this Kansas City defense was shredded by a Balitmore Ravens offense, for over 500 yards.

Questions remain in Oakland, as Nick Miller is now out, due to a fractured leg and it's not known id Johnnie Lee Higgins will be back, due to getting clocked this week.

With a running game this potent, i'd take the gloves off and let McFadden and company have some fun.

It would give the team a good chance to recover, heal up, and be ready for the game against Denver.


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