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Old 08-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Reality Check regarding the Raiders game

Another week, another poor first half for the Oakland Raiders | ProFootballTalk
It was an ugly first half for the Oakland Raiders last week when they fell into a 23-7 first half deficit against the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Matt Flynn was sacked five times and the Saints had no problems moving the football against a porous Raiders defense.

The Raiders’ performance Friday against the Chicago Bears may have been even worse.

The Bears scored on each of their first four possessions of the game, including three touchdown drives in taking a 27-3 lead into halftime. Matt Forte scored on a 32-yard pass from Jay Cutler and Michael Bush carried for two scores on 10- and 1-yard touchdown runs, respectively. The Raiders only points of the half came on a 58-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski to end the half.

Flynn was just 3 for 6 for 19 yards before being replaced by Terrelle Pryor late in the second quarter. The Raiders had just 92 yards offensively heading into the break.

The debut of D.J. Hayden appears to be the only bright spot for the Raiders tonight. It is still just the preseason but the last two weeks for the Raiders have been anything but encouraging.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:46 PM   #2
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I hate to say but Quarterback Matt Flynn, might get killed playing for the Raiders.
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Wow the Black Hole of fantasy. Is there anyone on Oakland worth drafting?
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Why the "reality check" title? The Saints are supposed to be ahead 2+ TDs against a bad team at half time, no?
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Wow the Black Hole of fantasy. Is there anyone on Oakland worth drafting?
I'd draft Denarius Moore on offense. That's it. The lone bright spot. Even though their passers suck, they will be losing a lot and have to pass a lot. Moore will surely have a 1000 yard season. There are several interesting IDP in Oakland, too.
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The Raider fans deserve better than that.
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Wow the Black Hole of fantasy. Is there anyone on Oakland worth drafting?
McFadden is a talented and oft inured RB. He's worth taking a flyer on in the second round. Certainly the third round if he lasts that long.
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Holy crap! Now way! McFadden's average draft position is 69th overall! In a standard 10 team league, if you took him late second you would be passing on Jones-Drew, Chris Johnson, and Stevan Ridley. There's no way I'm taking an injury prone DMC that didn't do squat last season and is now behind an even worse o-line. You can have DMC, & I'll take the championship. Haha
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Why the "reality check" title? The Saints are supposed to be ahead 2+ TDs against a bad team at half time, no?
I know, I don't get why some people react so negatively. Yes the Raiders are a bad team. But if we are well on our way to a 40 burger and a record-breaking day for Drew at halftime, THAT'S HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK!
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I know, I don't get why some people react so negatively. Yes the Raiders are a bad team. But if we are well on our way to a 40 burger and a record-breaking day for Drew at halftime, THAT'S HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK!
That's kind of how I look at it too. If you are supposed to be a good team that means you beat the teams you're supposed to beat and beat them soundly and play competitive against the teams who are at or above your level of play.
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